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
For their Fall 2016 product lineup, Patagonia continues to expand their Fair Trade Program. They’ve partnered with Fair Trade USA, an organization that has a well-established program for ensuring products are made in factories and farms where workers are safe, … more
Scientific Anglers has announced its new AST Plus slickness additive, a proprietary formulation dispersed throughout their fly line coatings that extends “the line’s slick behavior throughout the life of the line.” Read more in the press release below.
RIO Products has announced a new saltwater line, designed specifically for anglers targeting big Gulf reds in cooler conditions. Read more in the press release below.
The husband-and-wife team at Rep Your Water gives MidCurrent a sneak peak at some of the new styles of their apparel for 2017.