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January 09, 2013

Great Fishing Gear: Danielsson Fly Reels

By Kirk Deeter

Danielsson reels are about to make a big splash on the American fly-fishing scene. This brand is already wildly popular in Scandinavia, where 90 percent of professional guides use them. I believe they'll take off once more Americans who appreciate the combination of form and function become familiar with them.

These reels are made of premium aluminum. They're light, but not flimsy. Spools are easy to change, and switching the cranking motion from left to right or vice versa is simple. And they gather line quickly and neatly.

Most importantly, Danielsson reels have a completely sealed, self-lubricating, service-free drag system (you never have to open the drag). The drag setting is easy to adjust and offers one of the smoothest start-ups I've felt. Granted, I have yet to tie it to a motorcycle (see video below), but I did the next best thing: I caught a 14-pound brown trout (in Argentina) during my initial "test fish." The trout made three spectacular jumps and erratic, violent runs; the reel proved to be a critical factor in landing the fish.

Danielssons are also some of the most aesthetically interesting reels I've seen in a while. Costs range from $200 to $1,000. Click here for more information.

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from Koldkut wrote 1 year 14 weeks ago

Does it paint the fence, sand the deck, or wax the cars? Would Mr. Miyagi approve? hehe

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from jaukulele wrote 1 year 14 weeks ago

Nice...Daniel-San joke.

That's a beautiful reel.

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from buckhunter wrote 1 year 14 weeks ago

A good fly reel is like a beautiful sunset. You do not have to have one to have a great day but it makes it all that much better.

I'm digging the over-sized center control drag knob.

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from yanzi wrote 1 year 14 weeks ago

Slowly, I also learned to put down. I did not change, I really do not do anything, I throw in the towel, I toss fixed. www.lilydating.com

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from Koldkut wrote 1 year 14 weeks ago

Does it paint the fence, sand the deck, or wax the cars? Would Mr. Miyagi approve? hehe

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from jaukulele wrote 1 year 14 weeks ago

Nice...Daniel-San joke.

That's a beautiful reel.

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from buckhunter wrote 1 year 14 weeks ago

A good fly reel is like a beautiful sunset. You do not have to have one to have a great day but it makes it all that much better.

I'm digging the over-sized center control drag knob.

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from yanzi wrote 1 year 14 weeks ago

Slowly, I also learned to put down. I did not change, I really do not do anything, I throw in the towel, I toss fixed. www.lilydating.com

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