Category: Tackle

Hardy Premium DT Fly Line

I originally got hold of one of these lines to go with my Hardy Marksman Reel in a 3 weight and have to say have been massively impressed with it. It has low memory, and casts beautifully. In fact it shoots so well that you might be forgiven for thinking it’s a WF line. It comes in a dull olive green colour which is perfect for tactical river fly fishing, and though the tippet loop supplied is actually very small and neat I still fitted mine with a Roman Moser micro loop just to finish it off nicely.

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Hanak Superlight 34

I was after a new reel to go with my Hanak Czech Nymph Champion 4 in 1 rod and Sunray World Championship Nymph line and after looking at a few alternatives settled on this new reel from Hanak. In particular it had to meet three criteria.

Large Arbor
Light as possible
Black or no shine finish
The Hanak reel satisfies on all these points. It’s a simple reel with left and right wind possibilities, is feather light, and yet actually manages to pack a drag into its minuscule frame.

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Stroft Monofiliament

The choice of champions! Stroft is very popular with River Guides and competition Anglers. I know some who use it for both top of the water and subsurface work ( nymphing), on the whole I like it for dry fly fishing on rivers...

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