Scientific Anglers just announce its redesigned tippet spool and updated label graphics. The new spool features an independent, free-wheeling hub that allows the tippet spool to spin easily when joined together. The hub can be retracted to become flush with the spool body when used alone or with other tippet spools on the market. Each of the spools are color-coded to correspond to the tippet material type: green for freshwater nylon, blue for saltwater hard mono, and orange for fluorocarbon. The spools are also molded with UV inhibitors to help protect the tippet from degenerating UV rays. Built into the spool rim is a razor to cut the material right where you want it. The tippet material is managed by a color coded tippet retainer band that also has the size of the material printed on it.
Scientific Anglers says it is also giving more material than the competition. Each spool will include 30 meters of material which is “9% more than competitors.”
The new tippet will be launched in four separate waves:
Nylon 0X-8X in May 2012
Fluorocarbon in 0X-7X in June 2012
Saltwater in 10,12,16,20,25 and 30 in July 2012
Freshwater nylon and Fluorocarbon in 14,16,20,22,25,30,35 and 40 in August 2012