Our OBD Slick Tube Floatline is made from smooth PVC tubing with 8.5mm outer diameter. This is the optimal size to maintain enough buoyancy at the surface, but reduce drag compared to larger tube sizes.
The UV stable blue colour PVC tube will also continue to look good, unlike clear PVC that has a tendency to discolour and yellow with age. The smooth outer is easy to keep clean and dries fast as it can't trap or hold dirt, liquid or particles.
The core of the floatline is 320kg spectra with strong quality 316 stainless steel end plug fittings. There are machined rebates in the fittings for secure tying and sealing of the tube and and outer heat shrink tube protects the tied seal.
The end plugs are highly versatile as they are fitted with wide faced low profile super strong stainless steel screw shackles. There are 4 standard choices of end fittings that come rigged on this floatline - speed needle & swivel, speed needle & shark clip, two shark clips or shark clip & swivel.
Additionally, by undoing the shackles, you can easily alter the configuration as required. The ends can be further adapted by choosing speed needle, swivel, one way feeders, shark clips or to join floatlines to make them longer. The choice is yours!
A further unique feature of our OBD Slick floatline is that the tube compresses with depth under water. This means less area and drag while diving, but at the surface the line remains inflated and buoyant where needed.
This is very easy to handle floatline - soft, and easy to grip when playing or retrieving fish. The floatline is more than suitable for all your reef and bluewater game species.
Comes with a custom made OBD retaining strap to keep the line neat and tidy for carrying and storage as well as allowing you to vary the tow length, according to depth.