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
A new weight-forward, integrated switch line from Rajeff Sports is an ideal match for switch and small spey rods. The Super-DRI Switch is designed specifically for anglers fishing topwater patterns or swinging soft hackles and small streams. Read more in … more
ARC Fishing has announced an expansion to their fly lines in 2016. This will include a high performance dry fly presentation series and an early-season saltwater fly line series designed for coldwater conditions. Read more in the press release below.
Far Bank Enterprises, the parent company of Sage and RIO, has announced that the two brands will begin selling direct to customers in 2016. Will this hurt fly shops? Or as Far Bank has suggested, will it actually lead to … more
Douglas Outdoors has added on FLW Tour Pro Jimmy Reese as a brand ambassador. “Selecting Jimmy Reese was a no-brainer,” says Douglas Outdoors rod designer Fred Contaoi, “he’s a quality guy and an exceptional angler.” Read more in the press … more