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
Famed rod designer Steve Rajeff of G. Loomis rods goes into detail about the collaboration between parent company Shimano and G Loomis in the new series of fly rods the company is calling “Asquith.”
Dan Johnson of St. Croix explains the company’s innovative two-piece rod that fishes like a single piece, with the main ferrule being just 28 inches from the top.
Michael Kassarijian of Souplefly gives MidCurrent an intro to a couple of innovative products from this up-and-coming company.
Waterworks-Lamson has announced the new Litespeed Micra-5 reel in size 1.5 through 4. The Litespeed Micra-5 retails at $349.95 and will be available in fly shops November, 2016. Read more in the press release below.