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Leland Reel Co. Classic Swing Spey Reel
A nod to the great anadromous fishing traditions, this fly reel makes use of time-honored click-pawl technology and classic wagon wheel porting.
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detdesc::Remember a time when fishing for steelhead and Atlantic salmon was usually done with a single hand fly rod? Traditional click and pawl reels sang loudly when anglers were tight to fish and things seemed simply better.  At Leland Reel Company, we want to offer this experience to angers once again.  We designed our Classic Drift fly reel to complement the heavier weight single hand fly rods of the past and present.  Whether you swing a soft hackle fly or use an indicator and nymph, this is your new favorite fly reel.





With plenty of capacity to handle today’s longer weight-forward floating lines and ample backing, this reel will never leave you in the lurch. Cosmetically, our Classic Drift would look right at home on any heirloom fiberglass or bamboo fly rod, but due to its performance features, is perfectly compatible with today’s graphite fly rods. 





If you fish lighter switch or Spey rods, this reel is a find.  It’s traditional enough to pair up with a lightweight two-hander and provides all the capacity and performance today’s angler requires when chasing larger fish. 





Not to be overlooked are all the little details like the brass components, including reel foot and counter balance weight, our type III anodizing (providing amazing wear resistance) and our padded leather reel pouch with brass zipper for storage when you day of fishing ends. Designed to form a patina over time, the brass hardware on the Classic Drift will speak to the good times you and your reel have shared together.



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  • Weight: 9.5 oz.
  • Spool Diameter: 4 5/8 in.
  • Spool Width: 1 in.
  • Spey Capacity: WF7F + 300 yds. 20# ; WF8F + 250 yds. 20#
What's in a name? When we started Leland Reel Company and began designing our fly reels, we had a focused concept: to make fly reels "classic" again. We wanted to bring back the great days of fly fishing, when life was more carefree, less technical and simply enjoyable. We wanted to offer a fly reel that looked like the ones we dreamed about owning when we were younger - reels that spoke, visually, to the heritage of our sport. We wanted to create fly reels that were elemental in design yet relevant functionally, with contemporary materials and performance. At Leland Reel Company, we have almost three decades of retail customer interaction. We've listened to our customers and we've learned a thing or two. We know that our customers are losing confidence in their fly tackle purchases. They're uncertain if they really need all the perceived features of the latest and greatest fly reels, and they fear that their new fly reel will be replaced next season with something "better" that offers even more quantified performance. At Leland Reel Company, we're moving away from this, designing great fishing reels that work as intended and that will pass the test of time, not only on the stream but on the shelf, too. So come join us at Leland Reel Company, as we celebrate the sport of fly fishing.
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Leland Reel Co. Vintage British Columbia Steelhead Spey Reel
Classic in design, but with contemporary performance, our Vintage Steelhead Spey reel is happy on any two-hander.
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Leland Reel Co. Vintage Brass Steelhead Spey Reel, 7-9:



Classic in design, but with contemporary performance, our Vintage Steelhead Spey reel is happy on any two-hander!



 


When it comes to chasing steelhead on the swing, there's an interesting marriage between functional performance and vintage cosmetics, as it relates to the gear we choose to fish. This fine blend of eras is celebrated in the Leland Reel Co. Vintage Steelhead Spey reel. With classic cosmetics, which speak to the great days gone by and contemporary materials, we've created a fly reel that is the best of both worlds. Now you can play the part of a classic steelheader while trusting in the function and performance of your quality fly reel. Leland Reel Co. celebrates the heritage of our sport with this fine reel.



 



featdesc::Weight - 10.5 Ounces
Frame Diameter - 4 3/8 Inches
Spool Diameter - 3 3/4 Inches
Width - 1 1/8 Inches
Backing Capacity - 200+ yds 30lb
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Leland Reel Co. Classic Drift Fly Reel, 7/8
This fly reel makes use of time-honored click-pawl technology and classic wagon wheel porting. Perfect for steelheading.
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detdesc::Remember a time when fishing for steelhead and Atlantic salmon was usually done with a single hand fly rod? Traditional click and pawl reels sang loudly when anglers were tight to fish and things seemed simply better. At Leland Reel Company, we want to offer this experience to angers once again. We designed our Classic Drift fly reel to complement the heavier weight single hand fly rods of the past and present. Whether you swing a soft hackle fly or use an indicator and nymph, this is your new favorite fly reel.



With plenty of capacity to handle today's longer weight-forward floating lines and ample backing, this reel will never leave you in the lurch. Cosmetically, our Classic Drift would look right at home on any heirloom fiberglass or bamboo fly rod, but due to its performance features, is perfectly compatible with today's graphite fly rods.



If you fish lighter switch or Spey rods, this reel is a find. It's traditional enough to pair up with a lightweight two-hander and provides all the capacity and performance today's angler requires when chasing larger fish.



Not to be overlooked are all the little details like the brass components, including reel foot and counter balance weight, our type III anodizing (providing amazing wear resistance) and our padded leather reel pouch with brass zipper for storage when you day of fishing ends. Designed to form a patina over time, the brass hardware on the Classic Drift will speak to the good times you and your reel have shared together.
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  • Weight: 6.0 oz.
  • Spool Diameter: 3.4 in.
  • Spool Width: 0.7 in.
  • Capacity: WF7F 140 yds. 20# ; WF8F 120 yds. 20#
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British Columbia Swing Spey Rod 7130-4 13' 7wt
Simply put, this two-hander serves up ultimate casting enjoyment and fishing function for those who swing for steelhead.
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Rod Weight::7 Weight
Rod Length::12-13 Feet
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Rod Action::Tip-Curve
Series::British Columbia
Featured::Leland Favorite
Category::Rod
Fishing::Steelhead
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detdesc::When it comes to catching steelhead on the swing, there's no denying that many casts lay ahead.  For those steelhead anglers who agree with us that enjoying the cast is just as important as celebrating the catch, we offer the British Columbia Swing Spey rod.  Thoughtfully balanced and efficient, you'll find a smile on your face with every cast, whether Scandi or Skagit.  While other rod brands might only tout performance, Leland Rod Co. is after the big picture as it relates to casting.  Our Swing rod allows the caster to effectively control the distance of each cast, from short to far.  Our rod's stability provides exceptional accuracy and a smooth presentation of your offering, all while remaining incredibly efficient.  Put simply this rod is a joy to cast.  Beyond the casting and catching function, we offer classic cosmetics as we believe a quality fly rod should be visually pleasing.  Take for instance our blank color (Silt Grey) and our attention to thread wraps, both speaking to the heart of a true fly angler.  What's more, our darkened nickle silver hardware matches handsomely with our rich cocobolo wood insert.  It's the little things that make a big difference.
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  • Line Size: 7
  • Length: 12 feet
  • Sections: 4
  • Blank color: Silt Grey
  • Reel Seat: Darkened nickle silver, uplocking
  • Spacer: Cocobolo
  • Guides: Blued chrome light steel wire
  • Handle: Proprietary Leland Grip
  • Action: Adaptive, Fast















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Red Truck Diesel Fly Reel 7/8 weight
Taking its cues from steelhead angling traditions, the Diesel 7/8 blends classical aesthetics with contemporary function.
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Red Truck Diesel Fly Reel 7/8 weight:



Taking its cues from steelhead angling tradition, blending classical aesthetics with contemporary function!



 



  • The criteria were fairly simple: the reel had to be functional, durable, and beautiful. It had to look and sound like a fly reel. It had
    to have the appeal to stand the test of time. In short, it had to deserve to exist. Fully machined from anodized aluminum, the Diesel is corrosion-,
    scratch-, and impact-resistant. The proven click-pawl drag system is dependable, simple, and easily convertible from right to left-hand wind. Should you
    need to apply more pressure on fired-up trout and steelhead, the exposed palming rim is there for you.
  • The Diesel fly reel was designed for fishing for steelhead on single hand rods with a variety of line systems. Some of our favorites are swinging with shooting heads, skating dry flies, and indicator fishing. Smartly-sized for summer steelhead and Alaska rainbows, the Diesel 7/8 has more than ample backing and works more like a large arbor fly reel, due to its refined dimensions. 
  • The Diesel Fly Reel is machined with precision to keep even the thinnest running lines from slipping through the frame. When hooked to a fish, you’ll rejoice in the Diesel’s sweet sound, as the traditional “click and pawl” drag system sings its song. Not only does the click and pawl sound great but it’s perfect drag range will keep you from loosing fish. The click and pawl design is truly the set it and forget it approach to landing more steelhead. .  Although designed to pair well with a seven or eight weight single hand fly rod, this reel complements lighter switch and Spey rods, too.

  • Red Truck Diesel Fly Reels





  • When we set out to design the Diesel Series of fly reels, our main goal was to make reels that we ourselves would enjoy fishing forever.
    We jogged our memories for ideas from our favorite reels from the past and pored over our huge selection of modern designs, picking and choosing the
    features and styles that, to us, embody the perfect freshwater fly reel.




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  • Weight: 6.0 oz.
  • Spool Diameter: 3.4 in.
  • Spool Width: 0.7 in.
  • Capacity: WF7F 140 yds. 20# ; WF8F 120 yds. 20#
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Red Truck Diesel Summer Steelhead Spey Outfit, 6126-4
Want to get the right two-handed outfit for your favorite summer steelhead rivers?.
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Name::Red Truck Diesel Summer Steelhead Spey Outfit, 6126-4
Rod Weight::6 Weight
Rod Length::12-13 Feet
Reel Line Weight::10-11 Weight
Rod Action::Medium/Tip-Curve
Series::Diesel
Featured::Leland Favorite
Category::Outfit
Fishing::Steelhead
Brand::Red Truck Fly Fishing
Rod Type::Freshwater
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detdesc::Nothing beats catching a steelhead on a fly rod...especially a summer run fish, and there's no denying that a steelhead caught on the skate or swing is top shelf. If you agree with this, you'll probably also agree that using a well-designed, perfectly-balanced two-handed outfit is the most efficient and enjoyable way to work your angling magic on your favorite summer run river. That's exactly why we designed our Red Truck Diesel Summer Steelhead Spey Outfit.


 




Much has changed since the old days, when a longer, heavier two-handed fly rod was necessary to cast a classic steelhead fly to the mark. Today, due primarily to more efficient fly line systems, our two-handed rods are shorter in length and lighter in rod rating, making a day spent casting much more enjoyable. Take our Diesel 12'6" #6 two-handed fly rod for instance. When fishing summer run rivers, it's the perfect length...long enough to make for easy casts and smooth mends, yet short enough for improved balance and bushwhacking. Our Diesel rod's finish gives a nod to rods from the past with a raw, classic "snake belly" appearance. Of course our rod comes well appointed with high-grade cork and bomb-proof guides...we even include a real aluminum rod tube for protection. No cheap nylon covered tubes here.


 




As mentioned, today's two-handed line systems (if properly selected) can make for easier, more-efficient casts, as well as the ability to quickly adjust your line to match the fishing conditions. We've tested all the fly line options and found Airflo provides the best solution for casting enjoyment and fishing function. The Airflo Ridge Running Line, shoots like a dream and feels great in your hands, even on a chilly morning. We've added the right Compact Scandi head when it's time to skate a dry or swing a classic summer pattern. When necessary, you can take your fly deep by using the included Skagit head and appropriate MOW tip. Bottom line, you'll always have a fly line option regardless of your fishing conditions.


 




Of course you'll need a quality fly reel to store the perfect fly line system and do battle with a spirited summer steelhead. For this reason, we at Red Truck designed our Chrome fly reel. Classically styled with a simple and proven click and pawl drag system, this reel not only looks the part of a true, two-handed fly reel, it also sounds the part. Our click and pawl drag will sing with pleasure when a rosy-cheeked bullet asks for line. Of course our Red Truck Chrome fly reel is fully-machined from aircraft-grade, bar-stock aluminum and then anodized for a long life on the river, but more important...it's a fly reel that your grandfather would approve of.


 




When combined, our Red Truck Diesel Summer Steelhead Spey Outfit walks the fine line between casting enjoyment and fishing function. Balance, stability and efficiency are words we use to describe the experience you'll have when you cast our best work. As you probably know, you won't catch a steelhead on every cast, so you better enjoy every cast between your fish...at least that's what we believe. It's time you treated yourself to a summer run steelhead on the swing...it's also time you treat yourself to a Red Truck balanced outfit.


 

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  • Rod: 6126-4 Diesel, with extra tip
  • Head #1: Airflo 390gr. Scandi Compact
  • Head #2: Airflo 450gr. Skagit/Switch Compact
  • Tips: Rio MOW Tips, Light
  • Running Line: Airflo #20 Ridge
  • Reel: Red Truck Chrome
  • Leaders: Umpqua Leaders
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Loop Tackle Classic Series Fly Reel Review


YOUR FLY REEL SAYS A LOT ABOUT YOU

They separate the traditionalists from the gearheads, pitting old-school styling against new-school innovation. . . . Read More.
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•  Models: 4/6, 5/8, 7/9, 8/11, 10/13
•  Machined and Anodized Bar Stock, Aircraft Aluminum
•  Fully-Sealed, Fully-Adjustable Power Matrix Drag System
•  Distinctive Outgoing/Incoming Click
•  Precisely Counterbalanced

November 3, 2011 (San Francisco, CA): Fly reels say a lot about an angler. They separate the traditionalists from the gearheads, pitting old-school styling against new-school innovation. Now you don't have to choose between timeless design and state-of-the-art engineering: where the ageless aesthetics of the past and the breakthrough technologies of the future converge, Loop Classic Fly Reels stand in a class all their own.

Paying homage to the most iconic fly reels ever produced—a lineage spanning from Edward Vom Hofe to Stanley Bogdan to Hardy Cascapedias—Loop Classic reels are a modern take on a centuries-old legacy of angling style. From the sleek S-handle down to the handcrafted leather reel case, every feature of Loop Classic Fly Reels speaks to the rich history of fly fishing and the satisfaction that comes from connecting with its ongoing heritage. Under the hood, the Loop Classic's unparalleled drag system is anything but retro. If it's possible to build a piece of tackle that is emblematic of the finest elements of the sport of fly fishing, the elegant and ergonomic Loop Classic Fly Reel might just be it.


Striking aesthetics alone don't warrant admission into such an elite club, a club where fly reels are built to outlast everything short of the waters they fish. For that you need an unwavering dedication to craftsmanship, and the Loop Classic Fly Reels are as sturdy as fly reels get. Manufactured from premium aircraft-grade aluminum and anodized for a finish that is as indestructible as it is iconic, Loop Classic Fly Reels are meant to handle the harshest conditions with graceful power. The Loop brand was built on the back of adventure angling; its founders and engineers travel to ends of the earth to test gear where others had never fished before. From South America to Russia, Alaska to Africa, the Classic Series is steeped in a rich angling tradition of design and forged in the waters of the world's premier fly fishing destinations.

Reels you can trust: Loop's meticulous approach to design is not reserved to a polished exterior; the top-notch components powering the Classic Fly Reels are nothing short of spectacular. For those discerning anglers who require uncompromising performance, the mechanics of the Loop Classic Series sets the bar for impenetrable drag systems. Featuring Loop's signature Power Matrix Drag System, Loop Classics take fully-sealed waterproof performance to a new level.* Utilizing the extreme resilience of carbon drag plates (rather than your conventional cork) the Power Matrix Drag System is impervious to frictional wear. The benefits of this innovative design are particularly clear in strenuous saltwater environments where corrosion and compromised performance attack lesser-made reels. Want a testimonial? The Loop lodges in Argentina and Cuba have operated the same fleet of Loop Classic and Opti Fly Reels for several years without fail, with virtually every day spent under the most demanding fly fishing conditions.

*Note: The Loop Classic 4/6 does not feature the Power Matrix Drag System, instead it has a more suitable and lightweight, butter-smooth adjustable click and drag system.



A reel for the senses: Loop Classic Reels are a celebration of the senses. From spring creeks to the surf, the echoing click of a Loop Classic Fly Reel is a call to any angler to get out and fish. The sensory experience of “fish-on” is a place where we all long to be, and the Loop Classic Reels deliver an unmistakable sound to completely immerse you in the catch. It's these distinctive touches—like the precision porting against the vintage look and the beautiful leather reel case—that make the Loop Classic worthy of its name.

The supreme achievement of the Loop Classic Fly Reels comes not from their elegance and craftsmanship, their brute strength and durability, but from the harmony of all these features. Merging “classic” style with modern mechanics, Loop Classic Reels strike a superb balance between angling's rich past and promising future. Give your favorite fly rod the better half it deserves: a Loop Classic Fly Reel.


Loop Classic Pro Review - By Leland's George Revel


What's the Word...


When the Loop Classic Reels first arrived here at Leland, it's fair to say they were immediately fondled and groped by the entire staff. They just looked like something I wanted. In the same realm as our red truck diesel reels. We had to know how they fished... drove north to swing some black leaches at the early fall steelhead.

Features...


The Classic Series is a perfect example of Loop's ability to craft efficient, purpose-built fly reels that look as good as they perform. The Loop Classic Fly Reel's drag system is fully adjustable to provide you with complete control and versatility. Of course it's entirely corrosion-resistant and waterproof, built to handle whatever punishment comes its way. Loop Classics come in a range of weights cover every application, from stealthy spring creek trout all the way up to the most powerful flats fishing for tarpon or trevally... See video here. Loop Classics also come with a leather reel case that is as elegant as the reels themselves.
 

Fit and Finish...


Looks aren't everything, but they certainly don't hurt. If you've always wanted a Bogdan or a Hardy, the Loop Classic is worth more than just a second glance. Their sleek S-curve handle contrasts the quality porting, and the whole reel delivers a unique blend of vintage and contemporary features.  These are excellent competitors in the premium fly reel market that won't let you down no matter how much you fish.  If you appreciate more of an old-school look, Leland has a limited supply of the non-ported models in stock (One less as of 20 min when I got mine 7-9RHW).


Rundown...


Pros:
The weight of the Classic Reel is one of the things I have enjoyed most. The drag system is an upgrade form what you assume is in it by looking at it.

Solid... they don't have the solid feeling on of a Bogdan, but the full cage gives a very nice sturdiness to it.

Cons: Some might consider the Loop Classic Reels to be a bit on the heavier side, but to a lot of us, that's not a bad thing. Particularly, Those using Spey rods, Bamboo, Glass, longer single handers. Now I am no weight weenie... but the right reel on rod can make all the difference.

The Drag system on the 4-6's is not RH or LH specific. Not a big deal but would have been nice to have.

Bottom Line:
Whether you are looking for a timeless trout reel or a heavy-duty spey reel, the Loop Classic Series delivers incredible design and reliability across the board.
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Leland Rod Co. Sonoma Steelhead Spey Outfit Review


READY TO TAKE ON SPEY?

Thinking about Spey or confused by all the choices out there?  Let our Sonoma Steelhead Outfit lead you on the right path...Read More.
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READY TO TAKE ON SPEY?

Thinking about Spey or confused by all the choices out there?  Let our Sonoma Steelhead Outfit lead you on the right path...Read More.
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A Spey Outfit that comes with everything you need!

Specifications:

 Line Size: 6 weight
• Length: 12 feet
• Sections: 4
• Blank Color: Burgundy

• Reel Seat: Black anodized aluminum
• Guides: Dark Chrome Light Steel Wire
• Handle: Proprietary Leland Grip
• Action: Adaptive, Medium Fast
• Rod Tube: Cordura-covered hard tube
• Reel: Leland Reel Co. Vintage Sea Run Fly Reel
Running LineAirflo Ridge 20 lb.
Skagit Line: Airflo Skagit Switch 450
Scandi LineAirflo Scandi 390
• LeaderUmpqua 10 foot 16 lb.
Tips:  10 foot Medium Sink and 10 foot Fast Sink

September 26 (Sonoma, CA): Intimidated by the lengths, weights, and line choices of Spey rods today? You are not alone.... It feels like every other blog, club, or site is talking up Spey casting. As more people talk about it and look into it, more opinions come up and more choices are made available. Double Hand rods are useful tools and can make fishing your next Steelhead run much more enjoyable and efficient. That’s why we designed the Sonoma Summer Steelhead Outfit.

 

At Leland Rod Co. we believe solutions are the answer, and as technology moves us forward, so do the tools we use for tackling our favorite species. Most people think of a 6 weight fly rod as their bigger-water trout rod, using it to fish nymphs or stripping streamers. Why then do we offer a 12 foot 6 weight for Steelhead? Because, it’s FUN, it WORKS, and your day on the water will be filled with smiles and efficient, controlled casts.

 

Many have considered Steelhead the fish of 1,000 casts, so why not use an outfit that makes those casts enjoyable? The Leland Sonoma Steelhead Spey Rod has been designed using an “adaptive” action that can handle a variety of line systems and is almost effortless to cast. It tracks incredibly well, and of course, we only use top-shelf components to finish off this beautiful rod.

 

Keeping in mind tradition and simplicity, we have paired the rod with the Leland Reel Co. British Columbia Sea Run Reel. This elegant reel is completely machined, features a narrow arbor design and classic and proven click and pawl drag. Sporting a double handle design and solid-brass hardware accents, this reel screams tradition and will scream even louder when you hook into bright chrome.

 

One of the biggest frustrations we hear from clients is the overwhelming offering of two-handed lines systems. Well, we at Leland have you covered from top to bottom. The Airflo 390 Scandi is perfect for skating dries or throwing lighter, traditional flies with a longer leader. If getting down is a must, simply loop on the Airflo 450 Skagit Head along with a sinking tip and dredge away with your favorite leech pattern. The system includes an Airflo 20 lb Running Line with a large welded loop making it easy to switch out between the two head options. A mesh head wallet is also included, making storage of your tips, heads, and leaders a breeze.

 

Make this Steelhead season your season to learn the techniques and take advantage of what a well balanced Spey Outfit can do. The Leland Rod Co. Sonoma Steelhead Outfit will do just that!

Pro Review - Leland's Burke White

A balanced and efficient two-handed, fly fishing outfit will open up your steelheading world.

 

There are many fabled steelhead rivers in the Northwest. However, one river is often left off the list. It's Northern California's Klamath River. This classic river has long lazy runs that allow fish to hold just about anywhere they wish. Anglers fly fishing the Klamath will make a lot of casts at varying lengths and with limited backcast room. In other words, having the right outfit will make or break the experience. I had a chance to fish the Leland Rod Co. Sonoma Steelhead Outfit on the Klamath, at it was a blast.

 

Without getting too technical in materials and components, what I can say is this outfit is balanced and efficient, making every cast fun and easy. I only fished the Airflo 390 grain Scandi head with traditional steelhead flies. Casting this head on this rod is like driving a classic sports car through wine country with the top down...it's fun! Although I did have the Skagit head and sink tips with me, I never used them. Casting the Scandi was too much fun and I was catching fish. Never mess with success.

 

The classic Sea Run reel added to the enjoyment. It's a real throw back as far as cosmetics, but it sure made the right sound when a bright fish ran down stream and it again reminded me that I really didn't need a super fancy drag system to enjoy the sport.

 

The strange part is, this outfit is tough to review as it doesn't have a long list of hyper-performance features. No sealed drags, no nano-resin system or titanium guides. It's kinda boring on paper. But on the water, casting, swinging, mending and catching...it's everything I want in a true steelhead outfit.

 

I'd recommend this outfit for anyone who's looking for a truly-balanced, two-handed outfit for steelheading. It's best suited for summer steelhead rivers, but I can honestly say that I'd be more than happy chasing some winter fish with it, too. It's just one very sweet-casting outfit.

 

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Red Truck Diesel Switch Outfit Review


A SWITCH ROD DONE RIGHT AND AN OUTFIT YOU CAN TRUST
 

Expertly designed to work together for efficiency and balance, every element of the Diesel Switch Outfit is precisely picked... Read More.
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A SWITCH ROD DONE RIGHT AND AN OUTFIT YOU CAN TRUST
 

Expertly designed to work together for efficiency and balance, every element of the Diesel Switch Outfit is precisely picked... Read More.
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The Diesel Switch Outfit includes:
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Diesel 7110-4 Switch Rod
• Fly Reel: Loop Evotec 7-9
• Airflo Running Line 20lb
• Airlfo 450 Rage Compact Skagit Line
 Skagit Mow Tip Kit (Light)
• Extra Tip
• 9ft 12lb Leader

• Rigged and ready to fish



January 24, 2014 (Sonoma, CA):  When conditions and terrain change often – and when you're steelheading, they absolutely do –  a versatile rod can mean the difference between focusing on your gear and focusing on the fish. The Red Truck Diesel Switch Outfit is a comprehensive solution for steelhead angling that combines one of our favorite switch rods with a fly reel and fly line system custom tailored for changing conditions.

Complete ControlFrom first prototypes to the final package, our team of rod designers managed every element of assembling the Red Truck Diesel Switch Outfit to ensure a truly balanced system. The Diesel 7110-4 SwitchLoop Evotec reel, and custom line system were meticulously selected to operate together. It's this level of control that translates into an outfit that goes beyond your typical rod/reel/line combo. And it's this same idea of control that we want to pass on to anglers and steelheaders looking for a rig that will give them total coverage of the water they're fishing, regardless of the conditions. The Red Truck Diesel Switch is your solution for steelhead fishing made simple.

The Rod: Though the switch rod is a relative newcomer in the fly fishing market, it's made a lasting impact on the world of steelhead fishing. Designed to act as both a single-hand and double-hand fly rod, most of today's switch rods are best described as a compact two-handed fly rod and they offer a smart solution for any angler wanting to join the two-handed revolution. Our Red Truck Diesel 7110-4 Switch Rod is indeed a hybrid of both single and double-handed, but it makes no compromises on either front and provides exceptional performance across the board. Whether you're indicator fishing, swinging deep, or fishing near the surface, the Red Truck Diesel 7110-4 Switch Rod is a perfect solution. With extra length for big mends and and power for big fish, yet compact enough for effortless single-hand casts, this is the workhorse of our lineup.

Additionally, the Diesel 7110-4 comes with the hallmark ingenuity that sets Red Truck apart. Sanded, precision-fit ferrels provide a secure fit that stands up to the torsional stresses of swing fishing and spey casts. The switch grip is made from the highest grade cork, designed for ergonomics as well as enhanced feel. And the rod cap comes equipped with a bottle opener for post-chrome refreshment.

The Reel: There's no better fit for the Red Truck Diesel Switch than Loop's Evotec 7-9 Fly Reel. Of course, it's fully sealed and machined from aircraft grade aluminum. But it's dimensions and weight perfectly balance with the Diesel Switch, and we challenge you to find a smoother drag system or a more durable reel.

The Line System: The outfit comes ready for every type of steelhead fishing and includes a running line, 450 grain skagit head, and a set of light MOW tips. The short taper excels when you're casting large flies and heavy tips, and everything is easily interchangeable depending on the conditions. 

The Rundown: It comes down to balance you can feel and an outfit you can trust. Steelheading is as fun as fly fishing gets, but it can be hell on gear. Enjoy every cast and every fish with the exceptional control of the Red Truck Diesel Switch Outfit. And trust that it's as tough as it is versatile, giving you range on the water and countless seasons of steelhead.


Pro Review - Leland's James Park


On a trip to Oregon's Rogue River last October, I fished two days with the Red Truck Diesel Switch Outfit. Although not known for large steelhead, the summer run of steelhead on the Rogue offers an opportunity to catch a solid number of fish in the four to eight pound range. The Rogue is also a medium-sized river and perfect for a switch rod.

Although switch rods make easy work of indicator nymphing for steelhead, my go-to technique is swinging a fly cross current. It allows me to get the most out of every cast and every take. Plus, the Rogue River's fish are notoriously aggressive and will happily grab a well-swung fly.

The Red Truck Diesel Swiich Outfit is the ideal tool for this kind of fishing. At eleven feet in length, it's just right. Not too long for a river the size of the Rogue, yet still long enough to provide efficient casts and mends. As a seven weight, it has the appropriate line mass to deliver the common sizes and weight of flies used on most steelhead rivers. The Red Truck Diesel Switch Rod's power is dialed in right, making a three pound fish fun, yet it can still cast a Skagit head with a heavy tip and big bug.

Of course this rod is well-finished with its classic “snake belly” blank and all the right components, including tight thread wraps and smooth epoxy work. The cork grade is very nice and the handle shape feels great in hand. There's even a bottle opener in the rod cap.

Included in the outfit is a complete line system. It comes professionally rigged and ready to fish, including backing, an Airflo Ridge Running Line (#20) and an Airflo Compact Skagit Head (450 grain), as well as Rio's MOW Tip Kit (Light). The line system makes casting a breeze and the Rio MOW Tip Kit allows the angler to dial in the perfect tip regardless of fishing conditions.

The fly reel is the equally solid Loop Tackle Evotec 7-9. This fully-machined and anodized large-arbor fly reel comes with a completely sealed disc drag system, which is butter smooth and very powerful. Essentially, this reel is bomb-proof, great looking, and a good fit with the Red Truck Diesel Switch Rod.

Casting this setup on Oregon's Rogue River was epic. Easy mends resulted in amazing line and fly control. I beached about six fish on the swing during my two days on the Rogue, which is about average...nothing to brag about, but each was the result of smooth casts and controlled swings. If you're looking for the same experience, the Red Truck Diesel Switch is as good as it gets.

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British Columbia Drift Steelhead Nymph Fly Rod, 7100-4
Steelheading with a single hand fly rod has never been so good!
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  • Length: 10 feet
  • Sections: 4
  • Blank color: Silt Grey
  • Reel Seat: Darkened nickle silver, uplocking
  • Spacer: Cocobolo
  • Guides: Blued chrome light steel wire
  • Handle: Proprietary Leland Grip
  • Action: Adaptive, Fast















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