Snowbee XS-Plus Thistledown²


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Multi-time winner of Best New Fly Line award at the EFTTEX show in Europe, the revolutionary XS-Plus Thistledown2 fly line is one line for multiple fishing applications.

Have you ever found yourself needing to fish ultralight and close to the bank in the morning, only to have to cast to the middle of the lake during the noon time? The Thistledown2 fly line allows anglers the flexibility to fishing under different circumstances, without having to change your line, reel or rod. If you're carrying two different rods, you won't need two reels with two different lines. One reel, one line, one rod, multiple applications. 

Yes, the XS-Plus Thistledown2 fly line doesn’t come in designated line weights, but line weight ranges! The #2-5wt line works on rod weights #2, #3, #4, and #5 and the #5-7wt works on rod weights #5, #6, and #7! 

Primarily designed for streams, rivers, and light fishing on small still waters, the XS-Plus Thistledown2 line has now become a regular companion in almost any application where an angler enjoys lightweight finesse, stealth, and accuracy. Our new Nano Coating Technology featured on this line has enabled us to produce the softest, most supple, best casting, and longest lasting fly lines in our history. Improvements in braided core technology allow us to apply a slightly thicker outer Nano coating, allowing the line to float higher, all while still retaining the same diameter. The importance of retaining the slim diameter was critical, as the line is designed to have the optimum diameter and profile that creates hardly any drag when casting. This is what makes the Thistledown2 special, as the “load weight” factor becomes less critical for casting performance and the nominated rod weight becomes less important in achieving a cast.

Silky-smooth finish and thin diameter mean the line speed can be maintained throughout the casting action and the line delivers the fly precisely where required, with minimum effort. The XS-Plus Thistledown2 has zero memory issues, and with both ends pre-looped with welded micro-loops, it’s ready to go straight from the box.

Both the lines are two-tone in color, Shamrock Olive head with Buckskin running line.

Bottle of Line Slick included.


  • Core, Primer and Nano-Tec coating combine to the thinnest, most supple, weight forward profile possible.
  • Available in 2-5wf and 5-7wt versions.
  • 2-5wt version can be used on 1wt rods with great accuracy
  • Optimum diameter and profile creates hardly any drag when casting

 Model Density Color Range
WF2/5TD Floating Olive/Buckskin WF2-5
WF5/7TD Floating Olive/Buckskin WF5-7 

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