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
Tom Larimer, an expert in spey casting, was pivotal in the development of Airflo’s new Switch Streamer lines, designed to be the ultimate line for targeting trout with streamers on switch and small spey rods. Read more in the press … more
Chris Peterson of Hell’s Bay Boatworks give us a quick rundown of some of the world’s best shallow water skiffs and what each model is good for.
Colorado-based Drifter Fly Fishing has recently announced the launch of a new fly rod, the “Covert, designed for “precise casting and delicate presentations.” Read more in the press release below.
The new tool “Reel Winder” offers anglers a new and efficient way to clean, change, and store fly line. They are beginning a Kickstarter project to fund this unique product. Read more in the press release below.