The EFTTEX Best New Product Awards 2017
Snowbee Prestige rods have been built and designed to be light and crisp in action, reliable in all situations, achieve distance with ease and give perfect presentation whatever the range. They have also been superbly finished in a lustrous burgundy with lightweight high lift snake rings and slightly over-sized stripper rings to reduce ring friction.
The gold and silver silk whippings complement the style. Says Snowbee: “Each section is marked for perfect alignment when being assembled and the unique maple burl wood reel seats not only finish the rods with a touch of class but make every rod unique and individual to its owner once the preferred reel seat pattern and colour has been selected.”
The new Switch rods are an addition the Prestige range and there are just four in this new series: a #5wt, #6wt, #7wt and #8wt.
Snowbee has never introduced a specific Skagit-style rod range before. The superb high modulus carbon blanks of the Prestige range were chosen as the basis to introduce such a series. Says Snowbee: “The Switch was developed with a major contribution from our Canadian distributor, based at Qualicum Beach, Vancouver Island. He fishes frequently for steelhead with a passion for Switch-style fishing. The early prototypes have been extremely well received and the first of the series is finally complete.”
The rods will all carry the Snowbee Lifetime Guarantee and come with a cotton drill rod sleeve and rectangular protective cordura-covered tube in matching burgundy colour. The rectangular tube design was specifically requested by customers to help prevent the rods from rolling around in transit or aboard a boat. They are now being applied to all future productions in the Prestige series.
View this year's entries here:
- Best Accessory
- Best Braided Line
- Best Clothing
- Best Fixed Spool Reel
- Best Fly Line
- Best Fly Reel
- Best Fly Rod
- Best Hard Lure
- Best Metal Lure
- Best Monofilament
- Best Multiplier Reel
- Best Rod
- Best Soft / Dough Natural Hook Bait
- Best Soft Lure
- Best Sunglasses / Headgear
- Best Terminal Tackle
- Boxes, holdalls, bags & luggage