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Snowbee launches its smallest ever fly reel as part of new Onyx range

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The new Snowbee Onyx #1/2wt with one of its bigger brothers.
↑ A reel case comes with all single reels, and a carry case with both the multiple cassette kits.

Snowbee says that its latest range of fly reels includes the smallest reel it has ever produced – the Snowbee Onyx #1/2wt.

It made its debut at the UK’s Tackle and Gun’s Show in October, where it is said to have attracted huge interest, and is expected to be available by Christmas.

Snowbee Sales and Marketing Manager Simon Kidd says that with the new series the company is delivering on its promise of high quality tackle at an affordable price.

“We are offering a lightweight solution right across the Onyx range, in all sizes,” says Kidd. “But the baby of the set is something special. Having a small, compact lightweight large arbor reel for under £50 is quite unique and has really captured the imagination of the trade.”

The lightness of the Onyx reels is down to them being die cast in aluminium then CNC machine-finished. “This gives them their lighter weight and a high quality finish and feel,” adds Kidd. “It means anglers get a quality reel at really sensible pricing. We feel that at last there is a modern, affordable reel for the small brook rod and stream enthusiast.”

The full Onyx range comprises of the #1/2wt (UK retail £49.99), a #3/4wt (£49.99), 570 Cassette reel (£59.99), 790 Cassette reel (£65.99), 570 Cassette Kit with three spare spools (£75.99), 790 Cassette Kit with three spare spools (£79.99) and #9/11 wt Salmon/Saltwater Size (£79.99). All the reels have the following features:

  • CNC machine finished, die-cast aluminium frame and spool;
  • Large arbor design for faster retrieve, more consistent drag performance and minimal line memory;
  • Extra hard paint finish for saltwater and chip resistance;
  • Multi-disc cork & stainless steel centre drag system;
  • Easy left to right hand conversion;
  • One-way roller clutch bearing;
  • Stainless steel main spindle;
  • Quick release spool

A neoprene reel case is complete with all the single reels and a nylon zipped carry case with both the multiple cassette kits.

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