XS-Plus Thistledown²

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The Only Multi-Weight Fly Line 

Ideal for streams, rivers, and small still water, this weight forward fly line offers lightweight finesse and accuracy. The braided core ensures a soft, supple, yet durable fly line, while allowing for more of our Nano Coating Technology for higher floating capabilities. With its slim diameter and minimal drag, the Thistledown² offers exceptional casting performance for a multitude of fishing applications. Experience silky-smooth delivery and precise fly placement with minimal effort. Memory-free and pre-looped ends for convenience.

Shamrock Olive
Running Line


  • Braided core with Nano-Tec coating
  • Shorter shooting head with a long compound front taper
  • Ultra-thin profile to maintain line speed and cut through wind
  • Zero line-memory effect
  • Multi-weight for multiple applications
  • Available in 1-4wt, 2-5wt, 5-7wt

XS-Plus Thistledown² Profile

WF2/5TD & WF5/7TD

  • Total Length : 90'
  • Front Taper: 12' 6"
  • Body: 18'
  • Rear Taper: 4'
  • Running Line: 55' 6"

XS-Plus Thistledown²

WF1/4TD - Brook Line

  • Total Length: 75'
  • Front Taper: 9' 6"
  • Body: 14' 6"
  • Rear Taper: 3' 6"
  • Running Line: 47' 6"

Customer Reviews

Based on 10 reviews
James Budde
Lack of response to customer concern

I bought five items from Snowbee USA at the NAFF Sowbug Roundup in Arkansas in March of this year. Total dollars of items just under $400. Four items were available on site, the fifth was not available but was to be shipped. I received confirmation of order via text and possibly shipping notification as well ( texts have been deleted). To date I have tried numerous times to contact Snowbee but have had no reply. No phone number available, no reply to multiple emails and most frustrating of all is the non-responding, no one home Chat tool. Product may be great but good luck if you have a problem. For what it’s worth, my first contact attempt was inadvertently directed to Snowbee UK … they responded if less than two hours1

Dave Redkey
Nice little rod

You and your son a a pleasure to do business with. Thanks Dave.

Ronald Kirkeeng
Looks good so far

Looks like a nice floating line. Have not done anything but load it onto my reel, which went as expected. Someday I will take it out and test it, but seems like a good line for the money

J Eibs

Slow shipping from UPS. You may want to consider how that affects your image. Have been unable to try out the new line, since I had to change my planned outing when it was not received in a timely manner.

Hey there,

Thank you for the feedback and our sincere apologies on the slower shipping. We process orders to be shipped either same day or the following business day, and depending on package size and shipping location for domestic orders, we use standardized shipping from either USPS or UPS. Understandably, there can be occasional delays with logistics that are outside of our control. According to the tracking information for your order, the shipment arrived in 7 days which is generally on the tail end of a typical UPS shipment, to which we do again want to apologize. For future reference, please feel free to contact us for expedited shipping as we do offer quicker shipping options that can be selected before the check out page, and we will be happy to work with you to make sure you get your order sooner if needed.

Kreyne Sato
Very pleased that I am able to use 1 fly line for various rods weights.

I spent 2 sessions at a couple of hours each using this fly line and found it easy to adapt to but what was more exciting was the ability to use this line on a 4wt. 6.5 ft rod, a 4 wt. 9 ft medium action, a 4 wt. 9 ft medium-fast action rod and a 5 wt. 8.5 ft. medium action rod. This new fly line casted like butter. The thinner line size took a bit of getting used to, but the results are just what I wanted. IMO, the line was easier to cast using a rod with med-fast action, (leaning more toward fast), and was a dream to cast at distances up to 45 feet using a 9 ft. leader. Easy to shoot line without hauling. I was ready to unload my Sage Mod 4 wt. - 9 ft rod, IMHO it is a medium action rod, but using this line has changed my mind. BTW, the line does seem to float a bit higher in the water making roll casting easier. The bottle of line slick is a nice, (included with the fly line), accessory.