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Fly Fishing - Press Release

Along with the new Mastery Series Trout Taper and Streamer Express fly lines, Scientific Anglers addresses all types of fly-fishing and all types of fly fishing anglers with an extensive list of new products for '04. You can see all these fly-fishing products at sport shows throughout the winter and soon, if not already, on retailer shelves.

Mastery Series Spey/Short Head fly fishing lines: Designed to shoot great distances with little effort, perfect for anglers preferring lines with shorter heads. The short head (50- to 56-feet) easily loads rods. Offered in WF weights to match 7- through 12-weight rods. Formulated with AST, the yellow running line transitions into a mist green-colored head so spey casters to see where the head starts allowing more effective casting. Suggested retail $ 69.95

Mastery Series Spey/Standard fly fishing lines: Complete redesign to the original Mastery Series Spey lines, for spey casters preferring a line with a mid-length (65- to 75-feet) head. The extended head and long front compound taper provide long-distance line control when fishing wide-open rivers. Formulated with AST with a yellow running line transitioning into the mist green-colored head, the lines are offered in WF weights to match 7- through 13- weight rods. Suggested retail $ 69.95

Mastery Series Nymph fly fishing lines: Now offered with a more powerful front taper to turn over better when using weighted flies, split-shot and strike indicators, and an extra long compound tapered head and extended rear taper for improved line control long and distance mending. A new larger tip provides added floatation for easier mending and better strike detection. Formulated with AST. Available in a willow color in weight forward 4 through 8 weights. Suggested retail $59.95

Mastery Series Fluorocarbon II fly fishing tippet material: Patented double-structured technology, combining two exclusive fluorocarbon resins for softer, yet stronger material. Unique combination provides a harder, more abrasion-resistance coating, with a softer, supple core. Virtually invisible in water, offers superior knot strength and minimal water absorption, and has average breaking strengths that exceed the rated pound test. Offered in 25-meter spools in 7X up to 0X. Suggested retail $13.95

System 2LA Large Arbor fly fishing reels: (Mid-year '03 introduction now available) Scientific Anglers expands it long-popular System 2 fly reel series with three new large arbor reels, the System 2LA 456, 678, 890. True large arbor reels, not just a larger, wider spools, they are machined from bar stock aluminum and have an anodized finish. System 2LA 456 features a single-caliper disc drag, while the 678 and 890 have stainless-steel double caliper disc drags. Suggested retail: 456 $214.95; 678 $234.95; 890 $254.95; extra spools are available.

Fluorocarbon fly fishing tippet material: 100% fluorocarbon with the advantages of high abrasion resistance, low visibility and excellent knot strength. Available in 25-meter spools in 6X up to 0X. Suggested retail $7.95

Type VI Shooting Tapers: Offered in both the Mastery Series and Professional Series, these fast sinking (7 inches per second sink rate), thin diameter shooting tapers are designed for extremely long-range, deep fly fishing. Offered in 7 through 11 weights, and a gray color that won't spook fish, they provide your shooting system with the ultimate in distance and sink rate. Suggested retail $29.95

Scientific Anglers offers a complete selection of floating and sinking shooting fly fishing lines and shooting tapers. The special section in the '04 catalogs include information on customizing shooting line/shooting taper systems, when to use, and a chart and suggestions on what weigh shooting taper to use with different rods.

Saltwater Intermediate Shooting Lines: Offered in both the Mastery Series and Professional Series, two new intermediate sinking shooting fly fishing lines offer the best combination of casting distance, easy line handling, and reduced tangling. Offered in a 25-pound test .030-inch diameter, and a 30-pound .035-inch. Both are surf colored, and are formulated with AST. Suggested retail $26.95

JW Outfitters from Scientific Anglers Fishing Backpack: Plenty of storage offered for all day fly fishing action with a large main compartment, a removable dry bag, and a separate nylon mesh wet compartment to store waders, boots and other wet gear. Mesh drain holes release water, plus there's dedicated space for a rod tube. Constructed from urethane-coated 500-denier nylon fabric, and a comfortable thermal-formed back panel laminated for durability. Offered in both green and willow colors. Suggested retail $99.95

Ventilated fly fishing Rod Tubes: Patent-pending design features reticulated breathable foam padding a network of fibers that provide better air circulation within the tube, and side vents on the padded foam reel pouch to promote drying of fly line and reel. Abrasion-resistant 500-denier nylon cover resists wear, making these tubes the ideal choice for rugged, wet conditions. Added features include a built-in rod sock for extra protection, large reel pouch opening for easy access, and comfortable nylon-web straps and handles. Three sizes offered to accommodate a 2-, 3- or 4- piece nine-foot rod. Suggested retail 2pc: $79.95; 3pc/4pc: $74.95

C&F Design Waterproof Threader Holder (CFA-3001): Quickly attaches to convert standard and System C&F fly fishing boxes including waterproof versions into threader boxes. Includes two standard and two midge threaders. Suggested retail $22.95

C&F Design Threader Holder Attachment (CFA-200): Transform standard and System C&F fly fishing boxes into threader boxes. Suggested retail $19.95

C&F Design Spare Foam Changer (CFSA-00): Allows fly fishing anglers to make their own custom storage box for large standard and waterproof C&F fly boxes. Suggested retail $19.95 Ready-To-Fish Combos: Offered in 6- and 8-weight versions with a Concept 1 456 reel already spooled with backing, appropriate weight Air Cel fly line and a tapered leader. Both have 2-piece, 9-foot graphite rods.

Concept Plus Outfit: A 6-weight version for trout, panfish and bass, with a Concept 1 58 fly reel, Air Cel WF-6-F fly line, backing, tapered leader, and a 2-piece, 8 1/2-foot graphite fly rod. For those just beginning in fly-fishing, this outfit also include Scientific Anglers 'Fly Fishing Made Easy II' instructional video featuring Brian and Judith O'Keefe, and an informative tackle assembly and knot-tying booklet is also included.

Concept 4-Piece Outfit: A 6-weight version for trout, panfish and bass, with a Concept 1 58 fly reel, Air Cel WF-6-F fly line, backing, tapered leader, and a 4-piece, 8 1/2-foot graphite rod. Includes an informative tackle assembly and knot-tying booklet for fly fishing.

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