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
The R. L. Winston Rod Company has announced that Jim Murphy will join the company’s sales team. Murphy is a veteran of the fly fishing industry in product and business development and has founded three brands: Redington, Albright and Douglas. … more
Fishpond has released their new products for 2017, which all debuted at the International Fly Tackle Dealer show in Orlando July 13-15, 2016. The new products will be available fall 2016. Read more in the press release below.
Winston has released their new Energy fly lines series, scientifically designed and engineered for precise performance for each rod weight. Read more in the press release below.
Bauer has announced the release of their new SST fly reel, which combines large arbor spool and frame design with fully sealed zero-backlash carbon fiber drag. Read more in the press release below.