Fly Fishing Gear
MOST ANGLERS today are familiar with disc drag, because ever since the late 1990s it’s been the primary focus of reel design and advertising. Fundamentally, a disc drag slows the spool by friction, by applying pressure between two discs, usually one on the spool and one on the frame. That concept, simple as it sounds, is the source of almost all the myriad modern drag designs. Why so much variation? Because disc drags create a lot of problems, which make for a lot of solutions.Read more...
Retro Rod Review: Four Graphite Models that Changed the Fly Fishing World
I won an original Scott G Series 3-weight, two-piece fly rod at a charity auction, years ago. I was immediately smitten by the design—those internal-fitting ferrules, clean wraps, and the snappy balance that extended from the tip right through the handle and reel seat.Read more...
NEW GEAR BY CATEGORY
RIO products just won best new saltwater fly line at the 2016 IFTD industry trade show for their Redfish Line. Brand manager Simon Gawesworth gives us the specific differences in “winter” and “summer” redfish lines in the video above.
Rich Hohne of Simms Fishing Products gives us the lowdown on the newly updated and award winning 2017 Headwaters-Pro Stockingfoot Waders.
Bart Bonime, director of fishing at Patagonia, talks about the award-winning River Salt Jacket and the complementary Ultralight II Wading Boot for Women.
Sage Fly Rods took home the Best of Show award and both the Salt and Freshwater categories for best Fly Rod at this year’s International Fly Tackle Dealer Show. Here, rod designer Peter Knox goes over the rid that scooped … more