Wednesday, September 14, 2011

Searching For a Quick Release Fly Reel

I am in the process of replacing the equipment I lost on a recent canoe fishing trip I made to Bear Creek. To say the least the trip was a nightmare. I lost my Battenkill III reel and am in the process of trying to find a reel I can use with a 9 ft. rod.  I don’t want to get another Battenkill because this reel doesn’t have the quick release feature that I am looking for. When I say quick release I am talking about touch spending the rim of the reel to take up large amounts of line in seconds which is very useful when fighting a large fish.  I know Gloomis Venture has this reel but again I am looking for a different design other than what the Gloomis has. Have anyone out there use this type fly reel.


Anonymous said...

Hey Bill, you might be interested in the fly rod kit I have for sale.

Bill Trussell said...

Thanks Rick for the heads up, but I am looking for a reel with a certain type of line pick feature.

John said...

Hi Bill
If you're talking about slapping the rim of the spool to take up line quickly, I'm using an inexpensive Sage 1680 large arbor. I can take up 80ft of line in about 10-15 seconds.

Bill Trussell said...

That is what I am talking about. Do you have a link that shows this reel? Thanks Bill