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
Cheeky Fly Fishing is bringing three new reel designs to the market with their “Boost” reel series, which combines “incredible performance, good looks and great value,” says owner Ted Upton. Read more in the press release below. Cheeky Fly Fishing … more
Martin Bawden talks about the details of the Fish Skull Fly Tester from Flymen Fishing Co. As the name implies, you can fasten flies to lines, float them on the surface, “drift” them under the surface, and even “swim” certain … more
Jana Superstein from Superfly explains the launch of their new website and combo rod and reel kit that’s designed to to be a one-stop shop for anyone getting into the sport of fly fishing.
Kansas-based ARC, The Angling Research Company (ARC), has announced its first product lineup, which includes high performance fly lines, tippet and leaders. Read more in the press release below. ARC Fishing Launches New Tippet, Fly Line and Leader Series. The … more