The advent of the disc drag in fly reels changed how anglers fished forever. There was no more need to palm the reel. The days of the archaic spring and pawl fly reel screaming out of control succumbed to technology, coming to an inglorious end.
If you ask most fly fishermen how they choose their rods, reels and fly lines they will usually give you one of two answers. “My dad uses or used this brand” or “My friends use this brand” are by far the most common ways that someone comes
There is a lot of mystique surrounding the now classic and ubiquitous “click-and-pawl” reel. Most people who fly fish today are not steeped in the traditions of the sport, but the reel type can carry with it
Fly fisher people are creatures of habit. This trait makes most anglers extremely brand loyal, sometimes to a point of extreme ridiculousness. I have seen fishermen virtually come to blows streamside because of brand sensitivity, once having to step