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...
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Gear reviewer Robert Morselli says “no more plastic” in a plea to fishing shirt manufacturers. Fortunately, the Patagonia Cayo Largo shirt already offers a comfortable, high-tech option for those who agree that synthetics are over-used in warm-weather apparel. Read his … more
Need a quick and easy solution for quick fly storage in your garage, boat, or car? Adhesive sheet magnets work wonders. No, they are not the most organized way to do things, but they are perfect for quick stowage during … more
The car you see above is mine. It was t-boned in an intersection about a mile from my house from a driver who’d gone through a red light. I was also towing a recently refurbished wooden drift boat, which sadly … more
In this video, Bill Klyn of Patagonia goes in-depth on the company’s revamped version of their high-end wading boot, the “foot tractor”. What the company says about their newest boot: “Here’s the problem: Steel studs, cleats or screw heads are … more