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 has announced the release of the new Powerflex Max Shooting Line, designed specifically for anglers using Skagit or Scandi style shooting heads. Available in four sizes, retailing for $49.95. Read more in the press release below.
Costa has announced five new sunglass style additions to their Core collection. Styles include the Bloke, Reefton, Kiwa, Tasman Sea, and Whitetip and will all be available Spring 2017. Read more in the press release below.
On Thursday evenings this January, Loon Outdoors will host “Fly Tying 101,” a live streaming fly tying demonstration geared toward the beginner tier and structured so that viewers can comment and ask questions during each episode. Read more in the press … more
Cheeky Fishing has announced the debut of new Limitless Fly Reels. Limitless Reels feature an innovative fully sealed Gasket Drag System (GDS) and are available in 5 sizes from 2wt to 16wt. Read more in the press release below.