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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.

Dry Tip SmallImproved Dry Tip Technology

What exactly are microballoons? Microscopic beads filled with air or gas that are mixed with PVC. This lowers the density of the fly line, helping it to float higher on the water.

Flotation and Contact Angle

Measuring the contact angle of a line as it sits on the water helps determine how buoyant the line is. SharkWave lines have contact angles well above 110°, meaning they float higher than traditional lines.

Sharkwave Tech

SharkWave Ultimate Trout

Ultimate Trout Bright
Ultimate Trout Chart
Ultimate Trout Stealth
Ultimate Trout Chart

SharkWave GPX

GPX Bright
GPX Bright Chart
GPX Stealth
GPX Stealth Chart

SharkWave Saltwater

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