With the sport of fly fishing progressing so rapidly, the products are getting better and better. Reels are getting lighter, rods are getting stronger and the technology going into them is bar none, the best. The Florida Sportsman crew got the chance to go take an inside look at these new products and picked a few that they felt the best to show to you.
Bonefish beware, coming in at 4.6 ounces and fully sealed, the 3-Tand TF-70 can handle the pressure. Comfortably fitting 175 yards of backing and a 7 weight line. This reel took home best of show in the fly reel category.MSRP $210.
Allen Fly Fishing Omega
Allen Fly Fishing has released their new flagship reel, the Omega. Proudly machined and finished in Detroit, Michigan. With a solid anodized body and a sealed drag system, this is true American muscle. MSRP $575.
Buff Stripping Gaurds
No worries about burning up your fingers when using Buff's new Pro Series Stripping Gaurds. They come in a 3 pack with multiple colors and designs. MSRP $8.
Fly Fisherman Tying DVD's
Fly Fisherman has released two new DVD's, Saltwater Fly Tying and Warm Water Fly Tying. These DVD's demonstrate how to tie fresh and saltwater fly patterns that cover the water column from top to bottom. MSRP $24.99.
Just Add H20 Sculpting Fiber
Just Add H20 has came out with a new synthetic material, Sculpting Fiber. Sculpting Fiber is similar to an Enrico Pluglisi fiber but more coarse, allowing for water to shed much easier.
Fish Skulls Fly Tester
A necessity for every fly tiers table, the Fly Tester from Fish Skulls. With ability to test up to a 12 inch streamer, you can test all of your favorite patterns. MSRP $289.
Hatch Nomad Pliers
New this year, the Hatch Nomad Pliers. Made for 6061T6 aluminum, allowing a light and solid feel. Type two anodizing and stainless steel plated cutters assure that they will be able to handle the saltwater. The Nomads come with a lanyard and leather sheath. MSRP $280.
Nautilus ccf x2 12 weight
Nautilus Fly reels has beefed up their award winning ccf-X2 reel. 5 inches in diameter line pickup is a breeze when chasing down that big fish. MSRP $550.
Royal Wulff Striper Fly Line
Royal Wulff has released their new line, the Striper. This line has their famous triangle taper design allowing a great cast. This sinking line will allow you to get down to the big fish. MSRP $79.
Resembling its predecessor the xi3, the Sage Salt is one nice rod. With a faster action, there is no problem casting out 100 feet of line. Accuracy is not compromised though, this rod will excel when shooting into tight mangrove pockets and under docks.
Tibor Color Combinations
Tibor is now allowing you to customize your favorite reel with any color combination under the sun. Offering matt finishes and personal engravings as well, the opportunity is endless.