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
Sage has announced the kick off of their 2017 On The Water Tour, featuring stops along the waters of the Southeast. The tour will begin April 15, in Nashville, TN. Read more in the press release below.
Fishpond and RIO Products have announced their collaboration on creating the Headgate Tippet Holder. The Headgate is made from anodized aerospace aluminum with a built-in line cutter and holds five RIO Powerflex tippet spools. Read more in the press release … more
The OmniSpool Switchbox is a innovative management system for storing and changing lines on fly reels. It offers vast improvement from old methods of “nails on the wall of the garage or old manufacturers’ spools.” A recent review in Vagabond … more
Cheeky Fishing‘s Ted Upton explains the company’s triple play option, which pairs a reel and two spools in a Fishpond Sweetwater reel case for the price of a reel and a spool.