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More than a line holder
Sea Trout Gear
This article will try to point you in the right direction when choosing equipment for coastal fishing for sea trout in Denmark and the Baltic.This kind of fishing usually involves a lot of casting. A lot! So the gear has to be easy to cast with - time and time again.
Get the advice here
This is a first! Rod building is common, but how about making your own fly reel? Dutch Tom Biesot takes us through the process of making a beautiful home made fly reel, step by step and in meticulous detail with tonnes of pictures.
Follow the process here.
How to look good
Like a pro
: Appearance and behavior are two very important aspects of fly fishing. Act or look the wrong way, and fellow anglers will immediately judge you as an amateur. This first chapter of two will teach you what to wear and carry.
Learn all the tricks here.
Fly Reel Blues
: The article is in essence about fly reels, but diverges into bikes and even cars, GFF partner Martin Joergensen wonders why fly reels have to be so expensive. When manufacturers can make cheap and long lasting bike hubs, why can't fly reels be the same?
Follow his thoughts here
Breaking the LAW
: Martin had a tremendous fly reel breakdown this past season! Upon returning from a fishing trip he did one one the rare maintenance rinses of his LAW-reel, and noticed that the small rubber tube holding the ratchet had cracked. Disaster!
Read about Martin and his reels here.
: The second part on keeping your fly fishing gear in the best possible condition. This time about reels: how to clean them, how to store them. By fishing guide Roland Henrion, whose expertise results in good and sound advice.
Read all his reel maintenance tips in this article
Waterworks ULA reel
Larger arbor reels are much touted as the best thing since sliced bread. A reel that's designed and tooled like the ULA reel just might be - but not because of the large diameter spool.
All articles from this section...
·Breaking the LAW
·Fly Reel Blues
·How to look good
·Sea Trout Gear
·Waterworks ULA reel
·Das große Trockenfliegen-
·Fly-Fishing's Final Frontier
·Fishing in Grayling Paradise
·Fish Flies I and II
·Flyfishing for Coarse Fish
·Take the F...ing Fly
·My Wading Boot Blues
·Wading Jacket Blues
·Gear Review, Partridge Flashpoi...
·Product Review: Black Duck Flyf...
·Flyfishing Retailer Trade Expo ...
·Tightline Enterprises Magnetic ...
·Great rod gizmo!
·Flyline Maintenance 101
·Monic Light Green line review
·What is a switch rod?
·Sea Trout Gear
·How to look good
·The Graphite Fly Rod
·Shooting head talk
·Rod review, Lamiglas Blue Ridge...
·Four stream rods
·Taking care of your fly rod
·Rod review, Allstar Austin 9 4w...
·Lamiglas Appalachian 76
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