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
Steve Couder of Dry Guy products explains how to not suffer from wet waders and boots after day one of an extended fishing trip. The Dry Guy line of products is very reasonably priced and quick way to dry out … more
Mike Fox, co-founder of Hyde Sportswear, gave us the lowdown at the Outdoor Retailer show on what I think has to be the most innovative PDF to come to the market for anglers in a very long time. Get more info … more
The IGFA has confirmed the largest freshwater world record using IGFA compliant fly tackle. Richard Hart from Orlando, Florida, caught the 415 lb. 8 oz. Arapamia using a Billy Pate Anti-Reverse Tarpon Reel. Read more in the press release below.
The recently released Ultralite CA DD Fly Reel from Hardy is a large-arbor freshwater reel, featuring aesthetic and structural improvements for serious anglers. Read more in the press release below.