Our Spring Creek is perfectly sized for those who fish with lighter three or four weight rods. As the name suggests, this fly reel was designed to enjoy life on the reed-studded banks of meandering spring creeks, where long, light leaders and small flies are carefully presented to sophisticated trout. For this style of fly fishing, anglers need a drag with adjustable resistance that can protect the lightest of tippet, yet keep the fly reel from overrunning when a hooked trout darts for cover.
While named the Spring Creek, this beautiful fly reel is at home in many other smaller fishing venues, be they Eastern brooks or Western high mountain streams. The reel's weight balances with all makes and types of lighter fly rods. Where performance is concerned, our Classic Spring Creek pairs with any contemporary graphite fly rod. But cosmetically, the reel looks right at home when attached to a fiberglass or cane rod.
When not in use, store your Leland Reel Company Spring Creek in its handsome leather reel pouch, appointed with a brass zipper. Just as the reel attests to its time in field with a subtle patina over the brass components, the pouch's leather will wear with distinction over seasons of use.
Weight: 4.3 oz.
Spool Diameter: 2.7 in.
Spool Width: 0.7 in.
Capacity: WF3F 75 yds. 20# ; WF4F 60 yds. 20#
brookies in my neighborhood
6/20/2013 12:41 pm
I view fly fishing as my favorite pastime and this is why I focus on my overall experience rather than on winning a big catch of the day award. My wife never believes me anyways. . . The equipment I choose is of quality and I ensure that they remain usable for a long term. The classic trout reel from Leland Fly Shop fits my traditional fiberglass rod. The balance of the reel allows me to get the flies in hard-to-reach spots or wherever I want them to be. Keith, at the shop, told me that I can use this reel with a classic bamboo rod as well as with the most up-to-date, lightweight graphite fly rod. My first experience with the reel was relaxing as I was able to readily adapt to the use of the traditional click drag. I could give tough competition to the brookies in my neighborhood stream and I could do that because of the combined balance of the rod with the reel.