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...
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DJ Bell of Yeti Coolers gives us the down-low on the company’s newest way to keep things cold, the Yeti Rambler/Tumbler. Yeti says,”we over-engineered our Rambler Tumblers with kitchen-grade 18/8 stainless steel and double-wall vacuum insulation. Rambler Tumblers keep ice … more
Simms has announced the launch of their Spring 2015 collection, which includes advancements in footwear and apparel in both men’s and women’s product lines. Read more in the press release below. Simms Spring 2015 Collection Hits Stores Expansive Line Of … more
Bill Klyn of Patagonia gives MidCurrent a sneak peak of the new Nano Puff insulated pant for 2015. As Bill says, “when that fall shoulder season, winter season, salmon on steelhead season rolls around – the nano pant is where … more
New for 2015, Scott will be introducing the Tidal series of fly rods. Company president Jim Bartschi compares the technology and design to that of what shaped skis and cavity-backed clubs did for the skiing and golfing industries. The idea behind … more