Just thought I’d share a few pics of this vintage fly reel. Very impressed with the shape of this reel considering its age. I especially like that it is simple, has a full cage and even has line guides. Very well thought out and build quality is great. Sometimes simple is better!
Thanks for reading and hope you enjoyed the pictures…
The wife and I went to a local lake in-between rain showers this morning. I really wanted to try out the Loop Evotec Cast 9ft 3wt rod. The gusts of wind made it difficult at times so patience was the order of the day.
My casting stroke needs a lot of work, but it was fun using this rod. The Evotec casts far better than I do and I definitely have room to “grow” with it.
I enjoy grabbing a fly rod and reel and a small selection of flies and hitting some local water. It’s a bonus when we have the entire lake to ourselves.
We each caught 2 fish and then the wind kicked up and the rain started moving in. We decided to pick up some trash before heading home. We do this every time we go out. I know it sounds like a broken record, but if word gets out and everyone leaves the waters cleaner than they found them…we’d have stellar fishing areas.
I made it a point to pick up as much broken glass as I could. We fished bottles out of the water and beer cans out of the weeds. It really ticks me off since there is a trash can RIGHT THERE!
My photography skills cannot do these reels justice. I have spent very little time fishing these two reels due to COVID restrictions but I’m hoping to rectify that in 2021.
The Danielsson Dryfly is part of the Original series and might look familiar to some…think Loop. I’m not going to get into the history of that here. The Dryfly is a fun reel to fish with, and is super simple to use. It’s kind of a mash-up of “old school meets high tech” I suppose. For drag…you palm the spool.
The Danielsson F3W 2six is an update/upgrade to the LW4seven series of reels and as such has a really nice adjustable drag system that can be set by the user. Danielsson has a YouTube series on doing just that.
I highly recommend checking out the Danielsson website.