If you’ve ever hooked an Atlantic salmon on a double handed fly rod, you’ll know what I’m talking about here. I’ve caught lots of different species of fish and, over the years, I’ve been lucky enough to fish all over the world – on four of the world’s five continents (not sure I’ll ever manage Antarctica!). I love all kinds of fishing; but for me, nothing can compare to the thrill of an Atlantic salmon on the fly.
Picture this: you’re fishing your way down a pool, nothing but the sound of the river and perhaps a slight breeze in the air when, all of a sudden, the line tightens and, with a glorious steady pull, begins pouring off the reel. It is. Literally. Heart-stopping.
Add to that the new Farlex reel we’ve been testing (we received one as part of an advertising deal we did with Farlex owner, Tim Gelinas – see the previous article), which has a sound like no other reel, and it’s an experience that will have your pulse racing for hours.
We’ll be posting a review about this reel some time soon, but for now, check out this lovely take and please excuse the language from our field tester, Andy Blyth. It’s hard to control your emotions when there’s a bar of Atlantic silver on the end of your line!!