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[dropcap]S[/dropcap]cientific Anglers’ (SA) website says that only the new Freshwater Tippet Spools are available and that the Saltwater and Fluorocarbon Tippet Spools were not yet available. Since I was in the market for new spools because the albies and bluefish off Montauk, Long Island, New York (before Sandy hit) had almost depleted my stock, I called SA and spoke with customer rep Tom Hazelton who informed me that all the new spools are available, there are no plans to make heavier test leader material available and the difference in line chemistry for freshwater and saltwater is that the saltwater line is stiffer. You can buy online, but call your local fly shop first.

Here’s the  stand alone advantage anglers will love

1. The spool hub is free wheeling and larger than competitors and spins independently when connected to other SA spools, or with other tippet spools on the market.

2. Spool has a built in a razor – no fumble time lost finding line cutter.

3. You get about 9% more material than from other providers.


4. The tippet retainer band is color coded with the size of the material printed on it.

Other features are the spools are color coded to correspond to the tippet material type. Green for freshwater nylon, blue for saltwater hard mono, and orange for fluorocarbon, spool casings have UV inhibitors built in and the label is water resistant – won’t crack or peel.

BTW: My local fly shop had what I wanted and I’m all stocked up.






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