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
Al Ritt, brand manager for PEAK fishing products, explains the company’s LIRS or Large Iron Retention System, for tying massive offshore flies or other conventional pieces for anywhere over-sized hooks are needed. From PEAK: With the growing popularity of large fresh … more
Austin-based Howler Brothers has announced the release of their Fall 2014 Collection of outdoor apparel. The new styles are also featured in a video of the new designs being used on the water in Iceland. Read more in the press … more
Founder and owner Daniel Galhardo of Tenkara USA talks about his two new “triple zoom” rods that were released this year. They’re called the Rhodo and the Sato are complete with features like a storage “garage” for your rod’s plug, … more
Red Kulper of Echo Fly Rods gives MidCurrent an overview of the company’s very reasonably priced fiberglass Switch and Spey rods that are new for 2015.