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
This week MidCurrent had the pleasure of chatting with uber-caster and one of the industry’s nicest people, Simon Gawesworth. Simon is the brand manager for RIO Products, and aside from dogging our praise for his casting ability he chatted with us … more
Joe Goodspeed from the Cortland Line Company gives MidCurrent the skinny on the company’s new trout line, the Trout Boss HTx. The Trout Boss HTx has a complex new taper, thinner core, and new proprietary heat-tempered surface treatment (HTx). A thinner core … more
UNI-Products has announced the addition of Salmon and Black/Camel to the already extensive color offerings of their UNI-Yarn Regular line. Read more in the press release below. New Yarn Colors from UNI-Products From UNI-Products: UNI-Products, a world leader in the … more
Dan Rice with the Bozeman Reel Company talks to MidCurrent about the company’s reels for 2015, including the S handle classic and RS series in custom color runs, and about bringing back the M1 click-pawl reel for a limited edition … more