Monday, February 11, 2008

Old Fly Reels


"The more things change, the more they remain the same," says an old French proverb. What kind of a reel a fly fisher needs for an average spring creek trout? In spite of all "modern developments" in fly reel design-LA concept is certainly not new, very little has changed in reels' functionality.

For spring creek fishing I like the simplicity of a click and pawl reel and the subtle counterpoint of a glass rod. Older reels have a special charisma, and they balance glass and cane rods perfectly.

8 comments:

BLUEANGLER said...

Beautiful reels! Vlad,
I agree with you totally! I don't need the "drag system" to take away the fun of "palming" ..The beauty of simplicity!And they are absolutely gorgeous looking!

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flyfishingunlimited said...

Thanks Mark...

I think one day the original Loop design will be an absolute classic (actually it already is...)

Cameron said...

OK...I finally set up an account so that I can comment on both yours and yuhina's wonderful blogs.

Vlad...your clicker reel collection is tops. I especially like the Edgar Sealey. I am keeping my eyes open for one of those.

flyfishingunlimited said...

Hi Cameron,

Thanks - you've got some awesome reels, too ;-) Valdex is one on my 'must have' list. I am scared to even think about some of those gorgeous agate reels from bulldog's pictures...

Cameron said...

Someday I hope to own an agate line guard reel or two...but in the meantime I am having a great time collecting these Young made reels.

I'll keep my open for you on a Valdex. They live up to the hype.

flyfishingunlimited said...

"I'll keep my open for you on a Valdex."

I'll do likewise for Edgar Sealey ;-)

BLUEANGLER said...

wow... nice reel talk!
Now we will have a little social club in GLASS-BLOGGER : )