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Fly Fishing and Travel Equipment Review Series – Reels

Caddis on a reelFly reels are an interesting item. There are a lot of different opinions on how important a reel is. Some would say it just holds line so anything will do. Looking back, I started with a click and pawl Daiwa reel and managed to catch fish. I still own the reel but can’t imagine a circumstance where I’d actually use it. Suffice to say, I think the reel is a lot more important. If you’re dealing with fish that are large enough that you’re playing them on the reel then without a doubt the function of the reel is critical.

BIG news from Danielsson Fly Reels!

New for December 2008, Danielsson Fly Reels present 3 new models that will replace the current FW, LW and HD models in their lineup. Aesthetically, the reels will borrow heavily from the design of the very popular LW model, but the big change is in the design of the drag system. BIG news from Danielsson Fly Reels!

Danielsson Fly Reels Pro-Staff Program

Danielsson Flyreels of Sweden is pleased to announce the introduction of their new "Pro-Staff" program! If you are a fly fishing guide, casting instructor, lodge owner or industry professional~we want to hear from you!
Danielsson Fly Reels Pro-Staff Program

Danielsson Control Fly Reels

Fear not, for there is a new member of the Danielsson fly reel family that has you covered~the Danielsson Control! This revolutionary fly reel features Danielsson's highly acclaimed, reliable, waterproof disc drag system at it's core..but thats where the similarities with it's brethren end. What sets this reel apart from the other big reels in Danielsson's line up...
Danielsson Control Fly Reels

Hatch Fly Reel Review

The first time I laid hands on a Hatch Reel, I was impressed with the heft of the thing. Dainty~no. Delicate looking~no. The reel has a real business-like, industrial look to it that really does inspire confidence.
A look at the Hatch fly reel

Dormisch-Absi R2 Fly Reel Review

Its interesting to listen to the debates surrounding the role of the fly reel. The issue of function vs. value ranks right up there, as does the opinion that (aside from saltwater fishing) a reel exists to simply hold your fly line.
The Dormisch-Absi R2 fly reel review
By |December 31st, 2006|Fly Reel Reviews|Comments Off|

Megoff 23VR Fly Reel Review

also it should be said that good tackle of any sort is not only its own reward but is absolutely essential if you would have the best of the sport. from:The Fine Art of Fishing by Samuel G.Camp

While Samuel G.Camp wasnt referring to fly reels, that statement holds true today.
With the selection of […]

Hollander P-50 Fly Reel Review

Hollander sent over the P50 serial # 017 with the large arbor spool, and one traditional spool. Sized for 5, 6 and 7 wt. lines.

For the full size image, click here.
Thanks to Dan Jackson (DanJ) for that great shot of the reel!

This reel is a shining example of master craftsmanship. Top of the line […]

By |September 2nd, 2004|Fly Reel Reviews|0 Comments|

Lamson Litespeed Reel Review

Lamson Litespeed 1 Large Arbor Fly Reel Review
The innovative designers at The Waterworks have obviously applied significant effort into the superior design and simplicity of this superb Large Arbor Reel. A traditional style frame has facilitated the use of 6061 Grade Aluminum for the body instead of Titanium and the well-placed “Portal’s” not […]

Okuma Integrity LA 8/9 Reel Review

Okuma Integrity LA 8/9 Fly Reel
Ok I admit it… I’m a Tech Head. usually I gotta have the latest gear, whether it’s rods, reel, or add ons, and usually it’s the more expensive stuff

Dun Rates it : 4-1/2 out of 5

Description: Model Integrity LA 8/9
Colour: Black
Line Weight: WF8F 130 yrds #20
On the Eyes: […]

Vosseler Pro-Flyfishing DC4 Series Reel Review

Vosseler Pro-Flyfishing DC4 Series Fly Reel Review
Here we go,

Vosseler fly reels
Description: Model DC4
Colour: Titanium
Line Weight: WF 7/8 +100 (Standard Spool WF 8/10 + 50m.) 179gr.
On The Eye’s: Very Easy!

I showed this Vosseler reel off a bit, everyone said the same thing, "Beauty!" Followed shortly by, "Where did you get that?!" I have to agree, […]

Islander LX 3.8 Reel Review

Islander LX 3.8 Fly Reel review
If one were to announce that the Islander LX 3.8 is a great reel for big game, it would have a redundant air to it….like telling the world that a Porsche is a great sports car. I was fortunate to have an opportunity to fish one of these Canadian […]

Abel Super 2 Fly Reel Review

Abel Super 2 Fly Reel
In a market flooded with less-expensive options, the Abel Super 2 answers the question; "How good can a fly reel possibly be?"
Built without compromise, Abel reels have established themselves as a premium reel maker. Their mission statement sums it up; "to design and build the best, most dependable […]

By |February 16th, 2004|Fly Reel Reviews|0 Comments|

Harris Solitude II Review

Harris Solitude II Fly Reel Review

They say it’s the guides choice. I now know why.
This is a tank of a reel, bulletproof. I mean that in a good way. This is a solid piece of equipment that will see the user breakdown long before it will.
I had the pleasure of using the Solitude II […]

By |November 30th, 2003|Fly Reel Reviews|0 Comments|

Loop Midge Fly Reel & Grey Line Rod Review

Loop Traditional “Midge” Fly Reel & Loop Grey Line Fly rRod 9′ 3pc. 3wt. Review
…….mine eyes have seen the glory!

There is nothing you can teach the folks at Loop tackle about the advantages of a large arbor (LA) reel, or about building reels at all. If you’ve never seen […]