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Scientific Anglers Sharkwave Series

The World’s First Triple-Textured Fly Line

The Development of the SharkWave
When we introduced the Sharkskin™ family of lines in 2007, they weren’t simply the latest in a long line of high-quality innovations. The Sharkskin created an entirely new category of product: textured fly lines. These lines, developed and manufactured at the Scientific Anglers facility in Midland, Michigan, represented one of the most interesting and groundbreaking evolutions in the history of fly line technology.

The benefits of the textured lines were numerous: increased surface area allowed the lines to sit higher in the water, offering less drag, easier mending, less water spray, and easier pick-ups; the micro-textured surface trapped air to provide increases in both shootability and flotation—all while decreasing friction; and the microreplicated pattern increased the durability of the lines, allowing them to last up to twice as long.

The accolades mounted. But we knew we could do better.

Using what we learned while developing the Sharkskin, we developed the Mastery Textured series. These lines took the high points of the Sharkskin technology and combined them with the easy feel of traditional, smooth fly lines, resulting in a textured line that performs like the Sharkskin, but feels smoother to the touch.

Then something struck us: Let’s take the best parts of the Sharkskin, combine it with the Mastery Textured series, and see what happens.

The result? Meet the SharkWave, the world’s first Triple-Textured and Triple-Colored fly line. Featuring Sharkskin texture on the tip section, Mastery Textured divots for the belly and running line, a smooth Tactile Reference Point at where the head meets the running line, SA•ID line identification, AST dry slick technology, Improved Dry Tip technology, and Streamlined Loops, the SharkWave is unlike any fly line we’ve ever produced.

It’s fishing. Friction-free.

sci_anglers_15_sharkwave_ultimate_trout Scientific Anglers Sharkwave Ultimate Trout Taper - WF
Freshwater line for precise presentation
The line dry flies dream about at night.
The Ultimate Trout taper is a trout angler’s dream. Designed to deliver dries with a soft touch, no matter the distance, the Ultimate Trout can also handle nymphs and small streamers, depending on the occasion. The compound design provides enough weight up front to turn over flies, while the extended rear taper gives you excellent line control throughout the drift.

sci_anglers_15_sharkwave_siege Scientific Anglers Sharkwave Siege
Quick-Loading Line for Big Flies
When you need to pound the banks, you need this line.
Designed to turn over even the largest flies with just a single backcast, the SharkWave Siege has power in spades. The short, aggressive head pushes weight toward the back of the taper, resulting in a line that might not win a casting contest, but will certainly catch you a lot of fish. Isn’t that what really matters, anyway?

sci_anglers_15_sharkwave_anadro Scientific Anglers Sharkwave Anadro
For Anadromous Fish and Big Rivers
Mending has never been this easy.
If you’re anything like us, the allure of big fish and big rivers is intoxicating. That’s precisely why we created the Anadro taper. Designed with line control in mind, its extended rear taper allows you to cast a mile, mend with authority, and turn over nearly any rig imaginable—from dredging double nymphs to larger dry-dropper concoctions. Steelhead, salmon, and trout won’t know what hit them.

sci_anglers_15_sharkwave_saltwater_titan Scientific Anglers Sharkwave Saltwater Titan
Quick-Loading Saltwater Taper for Big Flies
Goliaths and leviathans have met their match.
When you’re standing on the bow of a boat with the sun pummeling your senses, the last thing you should worry about is the integrity of your fly line. The SharkWave Saltwater Titan is built for the harshest tropical conditions and features an integrated shooting-head design that loads quickly for those passing shots at fast-moving fish. From tarpon and trevally to golden dorado and redfish, this is simply the best big-game saltwater line. Period.

sci_anglers_15_sharkwave_saltwater Scientific Anglers - Sharkwave Saltwater Float
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All Purpose Saltwater Taper

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