Archive for the ‘Reels’ Category

New Hardy Website for 2016

Hardy has just posted its new web site. There’s a great piece by Howard Croston, Hardy’s Brand Manager on French style nymphing, both the original form and the newer modified version. In addition, there’ great info on the new rod series, and the new reels, like the Duchess and mid-sixed arbor reels. These are great […]

Hardy 2016

Hardy has released their 2016 catalog, loaded with lots of outstanding gear. Of particular excitement for me are the Wraith and Zephrus rods, the Medium Spool DD reels, and Dutchess reels. I had a chance to cast the Wraith and Zephrus prototypes last year at the Pleasanton Fly Fishing Show in California, and was truly […]

Abel Trout Skin Reels

Abel Reels is always coming up with new things for the fly fisher. Years ago, they started producing their very high quality reels with finishes that stepped well beyond the usual boundaries of the traditional black, gold, or silver. Now they’ve gone one better: reels that reflect the skin of trout. They are certainly beautiful—more […]