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
Red Kulper of Echo Fly Rods gives MidCurrent an overview of the company’s very reasonably priced fiberglass Switch and Spey rods that are new for 2015.
Chase Heard of Howler Brothers chats about the Fall 2014 line from the company and the new outerwear pieces they are bringing to market, like the Merlin Vest and Quepos Quilted Jacket.
Vac Rac has announced the release of the Quad rack, which allows anglers to securely mount up to four fully-assembled rods to any smooth vehicle or boat surface whether steel, aluminum, glass or composite. Read more in the press release … more
Scott Hunter, founder and owner of Vedavoo Gear, shows off the company’s two completely made-in-the-USA marquee products: the Tightlines Sling Pack Deluxe and the Spinner Daypack.