Review: Farlex S-Handle Fly Reel

22lb atlantic salmon

At $800 – $1200 a Farlex will make a serious dent in your wallet, but if you want something truly unique, this is a fly reel you will never stop enjoying.

Handmade fly reels from a bygone age

Farlex Reels

How’s this for customer service? I’m in the queue for one of Farlex Reels’ new 4″ raised pillar, S-handle handmade fly reels and just received this video from the maker, Tim Gelinas. Wonderful.

Review – the best carp fishing reels for any budget

Shimano Baitrunner 12000 D

We’ve written a review of what, in our humble opinion, are the best carp fishing reels on the market for any given budget. We hope you find it useful and we’ll welcome your feedback.

Airflo V-Lite Fly Reel Review

Aiflo V-Lite

Given the cost of the reel, which is less than half the price of the next cheapest sealed drag reel on the market, the Airflo V-Lite is a great purchase.

Orvis 7/8 Anti-Reverse Fly Reel

Orvis Fly Reel Review

I love this reel. It was left to me by my late stepfather, who used if for years catching bonefish in the Bahamas, Christmas Island, Mexico and Cuba. I now use it for all manner of species – from exotic saltwater species like bonefish and this trevally to small trout in the reservoirs of Northamptonshire. It is perfect for both.

Salmon fishing with the Airflo ‘Balance’ Reel

Salmon from the River Lyon, Perthshire

There was a time when salmon and sea trout fishing was at the top of my list and I would look forward to four, five or even six trips in their pursuit, mostly to Scotland, but occasionally to Ireland and Wales. Off the cuff I can think of eight different Scottish rivers that I have […]