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The award-winning Prestige ST range, have been completely re-designed for 2018. The new STX range incorporates all the best design features of the ST, but with many design improvements.

Last year we decided it was time to completely redesign the top-selling Prestige range and keep Snowbee in their rightful position… as No.1 in waders! The Prestige STX range does just that, with a range of waders to compete with very best on the market, irrespective of price!

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Material: We have retained our popular Soft-Touch (ST) material so liked by anglers. What sets this apart from other breathable wader materials is the outer layer, which has a 'peach-skin' fi nish. Not only does this look and feel superb, but the fi nish makes it totally fl exible, rustle-free and silent.

We have incorporated this into a new, unique 3-layer material, which

takes breathable wader technology onto a completely new level. This top quality breathable material is a blend of 24% nylon, 59% polyester and 17% polyurethane to provide strength and durability. The outer material has a DWR (Durable Water Repellent) treatment, rated at L10/80 – meaning it retains 80% of its DWR performance, even after washing 10 times! The inner laminate utilises our highly reliable Vapour- Tec® breathable membrane, for superior performance, providing a breathability of 4,000g/m2

/24hrs and a hydrostatic water pressure resistance (waterproofness) of 15,000mm.

Design: The new STX range utilises our well proven cutting style and extensive trials of the prototype waders have shown these to be the best fi tting, most comfortable waders we have ever made. For 2018 however, we have combined all our previous ‘Standard’, ‘FB’ and ‘Short’ size fi ttings into just one size chart for convenience.

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Over the years, we have learnt that the majority of breathable wader leaks are caused by puncture damage. Needle sharp gorse or thorns can cause pin-pricks in breathable material, invisible to the naked eye, but so frustrating when you enter the water. To help avoid this, our new 2018 models feature a second layer of material where you need it most – down the front of the legs, from above the knee to the sock or boot join and on the seat of the waders. This additional layer takes the overall thickness up to a class-leading 6-layers, but by utilising two separate layers, they still retain their high breathability – unlike 5-layer materials which have very limited breathability.

The twin front pockets are heat-welded onto the waders

Fully adjustable elasticated braces

and fi tted with top quality, waterproof YKK pocket zips, to provide fl y box, leader or accessory pockets, as waterproof as it’s possible to get. Behind these are generously-sized hand-warmer pockets for those cold spring and autumn days.


11194-09 Prestige STX Bootfoot Waders

2018 New for

2018New for

Chest and handwarmer pockets

All models come fi tted with heavy-duty, elasticated

braces and Wading Belt, for all-day wading comfort.

N Buy any pair of Prestige STX Stockingfoot Waders and get

Prestige STX Wading Outfi t

any wading boots ½ price! See p50-51. (UK only)

N Fly Rods » Reels » Fly Lines » Wading » Clothing » Sunglasses » Bags » Nets XS Travel Luggage This single, innovative bag will hold all you need for a two week fi shing trip.

The base compartment is designed to take travel rods up to 10ft 4-pce or 16ft 6-pce Salmon rods, plus a pair of wading boots, stockingfoot waders, reels, fl y boxes and vest or wading jacket. The upper compartments have ample room for dry clothing, shoes etc. The best bit is that all this gear is safely concealed and the XS doesn’t look like a ‘fi shing bag’ to rouse the interest of unscrupulous baggage handlers.

Our XS model incorporates two lockable end compartments, but with fl exible, over-sized nylon liners. This innovative design, allows the entire length of the bag to be used as the top compartment at the start of the trip, by pushing these fl exible liners into the ends of the bag. Dirty clothing can be stored in these end compartments and the liners slowly extended into the main compartment area, keeping clean and dirty gear separated.


Large, square opening fl ap entry to main compartment for easy loading

Webbing carry handles with Velcro ‘handle-wrap’ for added comfort

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Pull-out handle

for easy transportation and greater stability.

16447 XS Travel Bag

Wading belt and seat pad

11192 Prestige STX Stockingfoot Waders Our Stockingfoot model features 4mm, 3-panel neoprene socks

using our new cutting design, making them the best fi tting, most comfortable, we have ever worn. In addition to the high-density sole panel, which prevents heel compression leaks, this cutting style tapers the ankles, to remove excess material, which can otherwise crease up inside your wading boots. The 3-panel design ensures all the seams run around and not under your foot, for a more moulded fi t and added comfort.

The integral gravel

guards have front lacing hooks and rubberised elastication around the bottom, to prevent them riding up when walking.

This model offers the very best value for money of any breathable wader on the market.

● SIZES /COLOUR: Sizes: XS, S, M, MS, ML, MK, L, LS, LL, LK, XL, XLS, XLK, XXL Grey Olive 42 Snowbee Fly Fishing 2018 // +44 (0) 1752 334933 11194

11192 Prestige STX Stockingfoot Waders

2018 New for

Available in a full range of sizes – Standard, Short (S), Long (L) or King (K), to offer a size to fi t most anglers (See full size chart on Page 124).

(See full size chart on Page 124). Grey Olive

Boot and front knee pad

Our original XS Travel Bags travelled to just about every fi shing destination around the world and withstood the rigours of international travel and rough baggage handling. When designing this model, we incorporated all the favourite features, plus a host of new innovations, to provide a new, more fl exible range of bags, to cover all travel requirements.

Separate, ‘fl exible liner’ end compartments, to keep dirty clothes/gear separated from clean

2018New for 11194

Studded Felt-soles

11194-09 Prestige STX Bootfoot Waders The same upper as our Stockingfoot model, but fi tted with

a heavy-duty, neoprene lined PVC boot, with a studded felt sole for total grip in all conditions, whether in the river or on the bank.

Tough roller- wheel system

●SIZES /COLOUR: Available in Standard and King sizes: 6, 7, 8, 8K, 9, 9K, 10, 10K, 11, 11K, 12, 12K, 13

Prestige STX Breathable Waders Model Description 11192


Tough rubber base skids to prevent chafe

2-way lockable zips on all the main compartments for added security

Base compartment reinforced with a 6mm thick impact resistant frame, to protect contents

16448 XS ‘Stowaway’ Travel Case

To complement our XS Travel Bag, we have developed the XS ’Stowaway’ Travel Case. Fitting neatly into the base compartment of the Travel Bag, this makes the perfect addition to your travel luggage, providing a ‘Day case’ to take with you once you reach your destination, with enough room for travel fl y rods, reels, fl y boxes and accessories.

Don’t just view this innovative bag as an accessory to the Travel Bag. Before it even arrived, we had numerous pre-orders, from reservoir fi sherman who agree this will make the ideal stillwater day-bag. One bag, to carry all your rods, reels, fl y-boxes, tippet and accessories. Store it under the cross thwarts in a boat for easy and instant access. It also makes an ideal competition companion.

16448 XS ‘Stowaway’ Travel Case – open Travel luggage deal

Buy the XS Travel Bag & XS Stowaway Travel Case together as a set and save over 10%*

2018New for

Prestige STX Bootfoot Waders NEW ● Stand-up on end for

Prestige STX Stockingfoot Waders NEW Features

Price £239

S13278 £279 S15500 // Snowbee Fly Fishing 2018 a 2-way zip closure ● Waterproof base to

convenience ● Upper opens on a clamshell principle from the base with

main compartment to separate wet gear in the base from dry gear in the upper ● Internal zipped mesh pockets to main and base compartments for accessories ● 2 zipped side document pockets ● Adjustable ‘cinch straps’ to prevent contents moving in transit ● Weighs in at a class-leading 4.5kg to maximise gear and luggage capacity.

DIMENSIONS: Size overall: 37” x 13.5” x 14” high

Base Compartment (internal): 36” x 13” x 5” – Volume 40 litres Main Compartment (internal): 26.5” x 13” x 7.5” – Volume 43 litres End Compartments (internal): 6” x 13” x 7.5” (X2) – Volume 19 litres Overall volume: 102 litres Weight: 4.5kg

78 Waterproof base to main compartment to separate wet gear in the base from dry gear in the upper Snowbee Fly Fishing 2018 // +44 (0) 1752 334933 43 Features

● Carry handle, plus adjustable, removable shoulder strap ● Sides of bag reinforced with a 6mm thick impact resistant frame, to protect contents ● Tough rubber base skids to prevent chafe ● 2-way lockable zip closure for security ● Inner Velcro compatible liner, so internal dividers can be arranged as required ● 3 zipped external pockets and 3 clear-view internal pockets for leaders etc ● Weighs in at a class-leading 2.5kg to maximise gear and luggage capacity.

Model 16447

16448 16447/8

Description XS Travel Bag

XS ‘Stowaway’ Travel Case XS Travel Bag + ‘Stowaway’ Travel Case Price

£187.99 £89.99


S10444 S4999

S13611 16448 XS ‘Stowaway’ Travel Case inside the Travel Bag // Snowbee Fly Fishing 2018 79 *Offer applies to UK only. DIMENSIONS: Size overall: 36.5” x 10.2” x 5” high

Base compartment (internal): 35.5” x 9.5” x 4.5” Volume: 25 litres Weight: 2.5kg

2018 New for


Snowbee gears up for 2018 in style

Top fl y fi rm launches new catalogue and a raft of new products A

fter what has been a fairly turbulent year in the tackle trade, Snowbee is looking forward to the coming season full of confi dence, with a February catalogue launch offering a host of new products, plus positive enhancements and enhancements of some traditional favourites too. Whilst the past year has seen


New Snowbee catalogue for 2018

an increasing number of small independent tackle retailers and companies closing down or ‘swallowed up‘ by large global corporations, with more business moving on-line and away from the high street, Snowbee is justly proud to be one of the few remaining privately- owned and family-run businesses in the industry. The Plymouth-based team is dedicated to what it does best, which is – serving its loyal customer base with a personal touch and developing products that are modern and employing the latest state of the art materials and design, whilst still remaining affordable within the budgets of anybody looking for genuine reliability, service and great value.

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Snowbee was reputedly the fi rst UK company to introduce lightweight PVC and nylon waders to the general market back in the mid-80s. Before that, anglers were clumping around in heavy rubber waders which cracked and perished every season. Revolutionary wading comfort followed and by the 90s Snowbee became the fi rst to introduce the ‘new’ technology of ‘breathable’ waders into the UK too. While not a raging success at fi rst, with the early breathable fabric technology still in its infancy, Snowbee quickly identifi ed and overcame the issues and the latest STX waders new for 2018, more than 20 years on, are without doubt the best waders the company has ever made and potentially the best on the market today. Starting from a price of £239 these are set to become a most popular choice for many in the coming season. Production has also now been moved to the same factory as the Classic Neoprenes, which have proved to be the most reliable ‘Value‘ Neoprenes the company have ever produced too. So successful in fact

that returns in 2017 were negligible and the higher priced and secure welded seams of the SFT Neoprenes are now obsolete and all on clearance in favour of the single new brand. Fishing clothing too has also changed dramatically from the days of PVC or waxed jackets to the performance clothing of today, enabled by the development of ever more technical fabrics. This year sees perhaps the strongest developments in technical clothing in the company history too, due to some amazing new fabric innovations, new heights in manufacture ‘which we could only have dreamed about a few years ago’ said MD Russell Weston. ‘I am justly proud that Snowbee has been a large part of these changes and it makes you wonder what possible further developments there will be in the next thirty years.’ The new Nivalis waterproof quilted down and feather jackets for example was the star of the show at EFTTEX, Hungary, in the summer of 2017 and now have their rightful place in the middle on the new catalogue for 2018.


E V Fly Rods » Reels » Fly Lines » Wading » Clothing » Sunglasses » Bags » Nets Snowbee Nivalis Down Jacket

Our new Nivalis Down Jacket is without doubt, the most technical garment we have ever made!

For many years, mountaineers and polar explorers have relied on the unparalleled lightweight insulation properties of natural feather down to keep them warm in extreme conditions. The problem, however, is that down loses most of its thermal properties as soon as it gets wet. Many manufacturers have tried to avoid this by either treating the outer shell with a DWR fi nish, or using feather down with a hydrophobic treatment to repel water and prevent clumping. Both methods have their limitations... so we thought why not put the down in totally waterproof pockets to protect it? Problem solved!

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2018New for

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E 2018New for 3-layer

laminated fabric with no external stitch-line

Superlight woven polyester lining

Adjustable, 3-panel hood

Waterproof zips ‘Breeze-Bloc’ Soft-Shell Jacket & Gilet D S

Our new range of ‘Breeze-Bloc’ Soft-Shell Jackets and Gilets, provide style and performance, coupled with great value for money. Constructed from 100% waterproof, windproof and breathable material, making these garments ideal all year round.

‘Breeze-Bloc’ Soft-Shell Jacket and Gilet The outer shell of our new garments is manufactured from a lightweight polyester Soft- Shell material with high-stretch properties for added comfort and freedom of movement. Laminated to a dense, micro-fl eece inner lining for warmth, with our reliable Vapour-Tec® breathable, waterproof membrane sandwiched between, providing a specifi cation of 5,000 g/m2

/24hrs breathability and 10,000mm Hydrostatic pressure (waterproofness)

– fi gures higher than you would normally see on many waterproof jackets! This membrane not only makes the material totally waterproof and breathable, but more importantly on a Soft-Shell jacket, 100% windproof. Although not designed as fully waterproof garments, these will keep you dry if caught out in a shower, making these garments ideal all year round.

2018 New for

Zip-off, 3-panel, fully adjustable hood

11936 Nivalis Down Jacket

Our new high-tech Nivalis Down jacket features a totally unique construction technique – an internal and external 3-layer laminated fabric, using hidden, internal stitching to form the down pockets. This means there is no external stitch-line to allow water to penetrate. The down pockets are formed using 2 layers of double-knitted Tricot and then protected, inside and out, with a TPU waterproof membrane, so the down remains 100% dry. The outer shell is a woven micro-fi bre polyester fabric with DWR treatment, so rain-drops ‘bead-up’ and run off the surface. Inside, there is a superlight woven polyester lining, with peach-skin fi nish, for comfort.

The natural down fi lling contains 90% duck-down, 10% feathers and uses a fi ll power of 700 for total warmth, while the waterproof membrane has a hydrostatic pressure resistance (waterproofness) of 5,000mm to keep you dry and also provides total wind resistance.

The main front zip and the two side hand-warmer pockets use waterproof zips and there is a fully adjustable, 3-panel hood made in the same insulated material as the body. Inside the jacket there are two deep pouch pockets at the bottom, for mobiles, wallets etc.

● SPECIFICATION: Fill power: 700 DWR: 10/80

Velcro adjustable elasticated cuffs

Filling: 90% duck down, 10% feather Weight: Size M - 830g

2 internal bottom hem adjusters with ‘toggle-loks’

Colour: Dark Olive

2018New for Rear of high collar Jacket internal pockets

11938 ‘Breeze-Bloc’ Soft-shell Gilet

2018 New for

11937 ‘Breeze-Bloc’ Soft-shell Jacket

Both the Jacket and Gilet are fi tted with a high collar, zipped, concealed side hand-warmer pockets, plus a vertical zipped chest pocket, ideal for a mobile. In addition, the Gilet has a further slant pocket high up for additional storage. The waist hem has an elasticated trim for a snug fi t and the jacket has Velcro adjusters on the sleeve cuffs.

Available in a full Jacket or a Gilet style ideal for those cool mornings or evenings when a body-warmer is appreciated. In addition, the jacket also features a zip-off, 3-panel, fully adjustable hood.

SIZES/COLOUR: S-36/38”, M-38/40”, L-40/42”, XL-42/44”, XXL-44/46”

● Dark Olive Concealed side hand-

warmer pockets on both the Jacket and Gilet

Adjustable 3-panel hood

Nivalis Down Jacket Model Description

Two side hand-warmer pockets Sizes 11936 Nivalis Down Jacket NEW S, M, L, XL, XXL 58 Velcro adjustable elasticated cuffs Price £219 S12167 Snowbee Fly Fishing 2018 // +44 (0) 1752 334933

Size Chart To fi t chest

Nivalis Down Jacket

S M L XL XXL 36/38” 38/40” 42/44” 46/48” 45” 48” 50” 53”

Model Description

50/52” 56”

11937 ‘Breeze-Bloc’ Soft-shell Jacket NEW 11938 ‘Breeze-Bloc’ Soft-shell Gilet NEW




£99.99 S5555 £69.99 S3888 // Snowbee Fly Fishing 2018 59

Velcro adjusters on jacket sleeve cuffs


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