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
Front Range Anglers of Boulder, Colorado, has announced that it will begin carrying Orvis fly fishing products. “We are excited to expand the top‐quality equipment options for our customers,” said Steve McLaughlin, president of Front Range Anglers. Read more in … more
RepYourWater has partnered with The Greenbacks group of Trout Unlimited to release a new Native Greenback Cutthroat hat. 10 per cent of sales go directly to The Greenbacks and efforts to restore greenback cutthroat trout populations. Read more in the … more
Patagonia has announced their strategic investment in Beyond Surface Technologies, a company that focuses on ethically sourced and made textiles. “Beyond Surface Technologies has the potential to help Patagonia and our entire industry get to the next level of chemical … more
John Torok of Hatch Outdoors explains some of the newest products for 2015 from the company that’s mostly known for its quality reels.