Loop Adventure 9' 5wt Trout Fly Fishing Outfit:
Let's face it, getting started in fly fishing can be pretty darn confusing and possibly expensive, too. At Leland, we're always trying to help you out. We've built one heck of a trout fly fishing outfit here...and, at a great price! If you, or someone special you know, needs a great fly fishing outfit for trout fishing, this is it.
Loop Tackle, from Sweden, has designed quality fly fishing tackle for over thirty years and the Adventure fly rod, included in this outfit, contains Loop Tackle's DNA. It's balanced, efficient and fun to cast. As a five weight, it's exactly what you need for almost all trout fly fishing situations. You can cast dry flies, indicator nymph rigs and smaller streamers. It's even a three piece rod, allowing for convenient travel and storage. You're going to love this fly rod.
The Red Truck Standard fly reel is nothing fancy, but it's one heck of a workhorse. We've sold hundreds of these fly reels and they just never fail. In other words, it's proven in the field. With a fully-adjustable disc-drag system, you'll be able to dial in just the right amount of resistance for your fishing needs. Keep it light when fishing thin tippet and crank up the volume when fighting that trophy trout.
Even a quality fly rod, like the Loop Adventure, can leave you wanting without the correct fly line. Not to worry, as we've found just the right line for all-purpose trout fishing. Our weight forward five weight, floating fly line is butter-smooth when casting and floats like a cork. You're going to enjoy every cast.
If you're really new to fly fishing, you'll be happy to hear that we also include three tapered leaders already rigged with top performing flies. Literally, you don't even have to know how to tie a knot to catch a fish. Just loop on a leader and start fishing. It's that easy!
Wrap it all up and you've got a properly-balanced fly fishing outfit that will easily rival outfits costing many times more. You'll cast efficiently. You'll fish functionally and add further enjoyment to this great sport. Even if you've got all the tackle you need, there's probably someone on your list that could benefit from an outfit such as this.
LOOP on LOOP Tackle:
As a fly fisher you should have high demands on your fly fishing
equipment. For us at Loop, this is obvious and Loop fly fishing rods are
made with the highest standard. Loop would never put our brand on ready
made blanks. We make our own rods with pride at Loop, with knowledge
that comes from years of experience in fly fishing. “Fly rods developed
by fly fishers for fly fishers”. Loop's fly fishing rods are made from a
brand new technology. They are built to last and their action will
surprise you. But most importantly, the Loop Fly Fishing Rods are fly
fishing tools with a feeling you will love, no matter what type of fly
fishing you prefer. Each series has its own special qualities. There is a
rod for every fly fisher and every situation. Welcome to the world of
Loop Fly Fishing Rods.
Leland on LOOP Tackle:
Pioneers of angling prestige and performance, Loop has been blazing
trails internationally for over three decades and Leland is proud to be
part of their stateside story. Loop was founded by two fly fishing gurus
whose passion for the sport is equaled only by their gift for
innovation. With this unparallelled balance of tradition and technology,
Loop is the realization of a dream to craft fly fishing tackle as
spectacular as the uncharted waters its patrons revere. Fly Fishing is
in Loop's DNA.
Loop knows that setting the standard for fly fishing technology once
takes dedication, but that revolutionizing the fly fishing industry
several times over takes perfection. With the invention of the large
arbor fly reel, the underhand casting method, and an unquenchable
passion for seeking out premier fly fishing, Loop has accomplished more
since 1979 than most fly tackle companies could ever imagine.
Loop Adventure 9' 6wt Trout/Bass Fly Fishing Outfit:
Let's face it, getting started in fly fishing can be pretty darn confusing and possibly expensive, too. At Leland, we're always trying to help you out. We've built one heck of a trout fly fishing outfit here...and, at a great price! If you, or someone special you know, needs a great fly fishing outfit for larger trout or even bass fishing, this is it.
Loop Tackle, from Sweden, has designed quality fly fishing tackle for over thirty years and the Adventure fly rod, included in this outfit, contains Loop Tackle's DNA. It's balanced, efficient and fun to cast. As a six weight, it's got plenty of line mass to cast larger trout or bass flies. It also has the power to put the heat on larger fish, during a battle. You can cast big fluffy dry flies in the wind, heavier indicator nymph rigs and streamers. It's even a three piece rod, allowing for convenient travel and storage. You're going to love this fly rod.
The Red Truck Standard fly reel is nothing fancy, but it's one heck of a workhorse. We've sold hundreds of these fly reels and they just never fail. In other words, it's proven in the field. With a fully-adjustable disc-drag system, you'll be able to dial in just the right amount of resistance for your fishing needs. When you hook that big trout of bass, you can rest assured our drag system won't let you down.
Even a quality fly rod, like the Loop Adventure, can leave you wanting without the correct fly line. Not to worry, as we've found just the right line for larger trout and bass fishing. Our weight forward six weight, floating fly line is butter-smooth when casting and floats like a cork. You're going to enjoy every cast.
This trip is for those looking for the thrill of class 4+ whitewater mixed with trophy trout hunting. All skill levels are welcome but prepare for an adventure with the best raft and fly guides in the area. No one knows these waters better! Call us if you have any questions
Your 2-day fishing adventure starts in Auburn, CA at 6am. We meet in the parking area behind Raleys grocery store on Lincoln Way. This is where you will leave your car for the night, and pack your overnight gear into our dry bags. Each person is given one dry bag to pack all of their gear for the overnight stay, please pack light and compact. Our fishing and river gear do not get packed in this dry bag, it is for overnight gear only. Once your gear is packed, we will load into our vehicle and wind our way through the countryside to Foresthill, CA. In Foresthill we start the 1800ft. descent into the Middle Fork American Canyon. Total drive time is just under an hour.
Once we arrive at Oxbow Reservoir we get the boats and our gear down by the river side. While your fishing guides are rigging the boats for the trip, we will give you a river safety orientation.
By 9 am its time to say good-bye to our shuttle driver and head down the river for two days of Whitewater and Wild Trout Fishing. The 1st 4 miles of river contains all the whitewater on our trip. We will run the few class III-IV rapids, and fish the long flat sections between rapids for beautiful rainbows and brown trout (we can and will portage if you do not want to run Tunnel Chute Rapid). After a morning of fishing and rapids we will enjoy a nice lunch and then ripper streamers for the next 4 miles.as we float toward camp. Here we will enjoy one of our delicious river meals as the sun disappears behind the canyon walls. Good company, spirits, and recollection of the day’s events always makes for an enjoyable evening in camp. We sleep beneath the stars, taking in the sounds and other sensations the canyon has to offer.
Day-2 will start off early in the morning with a hearty breakfast. We pack up our camp and get ready for a day filled with non-stop fishing action. We will float and wade fish for the next 6-8 miles. There are no rapids on this section of river. We will reach our take-out above Ruck a Chucky waterfall around 5pm. Once our gear is loaded up, we will make our way back up to the canyon rim. It is an easy ten minute drive from there back to your vehicles where we arrive between 6-7 pm.
Our trips are world class, and our guides are the most experienced on the river. Our attention to detail in every element of the trip assures your comfort and pleasure from start to finish. We are confident you will enjoy your trip, and want to come back for more.
Casey here at Leland / Red Truck. I was privileged enough to join in on a trip last July. Long story short.... this is a trip that some will travel the globe in search of and it's on our backyard! 2 hours from the SF Bay and you're in a stretch of water anglers dream about. Keep in mind you won't access this water on your own, you won't find anyone with a boat or the skills to navigate this water except for Rise Up River Trips (Robby and Grady). These guys make you feel extremely comfortable with the whitewater as they do all the work as you watch waves of water rush over your head. The food is amazing and the entire operation from shuttle to shuttle is 5 star. Plan on helping haul gear to speed things up, plan on getting soaked, plan on stripping big streamers fast and aggressively all day, plan on a trip you won't soon forget and will make you wanting more.
Rise Up River Trips
Contact: Robby Hogg
• Weight: 5.7 ounces
• Spool diameter: 3.500 inches
• Spool width: .750 inches
• Capacity: Standard WF 5 line plus 125 yards of 20 lb. Dacron backing or WF 6 plus 100 yards of backing
• Material: Spool, frame and foot machined from 6061-T6 cold finished
aluminum bar stock
• Drag system: Draw bar actuated cork disk
• Finish: Corrosion-resistant anodized
• Colors: High gloss black coral or non-reflective matte black, other custom colors available at an additional charge
So, what’s this?? A beefy, brawny saltwater tough guy posing as a trout reel? Isn’t that a bit …well, overkill?
all, in fly fishing, unlike conventional spinning or bait casting, we
don’t actually use the reel to make the cast. In the old genteel days of
trout fishing, the reel simply stored line until we’re lucky enough to
hook something that took out more line than we had in our hand. I grew
up using a stamped, Japanese import, then a stamped Pflueger Medalist,
and finally graduated to a variety of die cast Hardy reels, the gold
standard of trout reels in the early 1980’s. I treasured all of them in
their time. Maybe it was the insistent buzz made by the clicker as a
trout peeled off line, or maybe I felt the reel was my fishing
companion, sharing in each new adventure.
Fast forward to 2007.
Our “genteel” art has become, on many fronts, a slugfest. No longer are
we satisfied plying our trade in bucolic settings fishing for small
trout. Today, many of us travel
the world seeking larger trout in New Zealand, Patagonia, and Chile. We
fish the salt water flats for species such as bonefish and permit that
swim much faster and pull much harder than their similarly sized
freshwater cousins. Consequently, we’re harder on our tackle and have
come to expect greater performance from our fly reels.
think it wouldn’t take rocket science to come up with a little metal
wheel with a brake that was dependable. But I’ve seen just about every
brand of reel fail at one time or another. Whether it’s grit or grime,
extreme heat or cold, component wear, or impact from a hard fall, if
there’s a weakness, we usually find out about it exactly at the wrong
Enter Steve Abel. Although not a rocket scientist, he is
an experienced aerospace machinist, who started selling his fly fishing
reels in 1987. His motto then, and the company’s motto today is “to
design and build the best, most dependable gear in the world and give
world class customer service.” In the ensuing twenty years, Abel Quality
Products has succeeded in carving out a niche in the increasingly
competitive arena of high quality fly fishing reels and built a devoted
following of end users. The latest offering from Abel is the Super 5
Narrow Large Arbor, a trout sized reel that boasts a robustness usually
found only in its larger, saltwater brethren.
The Abel Super 5N Fly Fishing Reel is the newest addition
to the Abel Super Series, which have a large arbor design for faster
line retrieve, reduced line coiling, and better drag continuity. The 5N
spool, frame, and foot are cut from a solid block of 6061-T6 cold
finished high molecular density aluminum. The spool and frame are
aggressively ported (ventilated) to reduce weight, while maintaining
great strength and rigidity. The draw bar, main shaft, pawls, and screws
are machined 303 stainless steel. The drag is comprised of a large surface
area, cork composite covered drag plate tightened against the inside of
the aluminum spool by the draw bar. All aluminum surfaces are protected
against corrosion by Abel’s proprietary hard anodizing process. The 5N
is convertible to left or right hand retrieve. At 5.7 ounces, it’s
relatively light considering its bombproof strength. The drag system is
silky smooth, with low start up inertia, and based on a simple design
that has proven itself over two decades. The spool capacity is suitable
for 5 or 6 weight lines, making it ideal for large trout and small
steelhead. Substituting smaller diameter gel spun backing in place of
Dacron, one could pump up the backing capacity to over 150 yards for
medium steelies, smaller bonefish, specks and reds. Overall, a nearly
flawless, extremely rugged and reliable fly fishing reel for taking
fresh and smaller saltwater species on light tackle.
• Large arbor, narrow spool design for quick line pick up
• Machined from 6061-T6 cold finished aluminum bar stock
• Impact resistant spool rim and frame
• Smooth, reliable cork-draw bar drag system
• Durable, hard anodized finish
• Custom colors, handles, and engraving available at additional charge
Fly fishing reels machined from a solid bar of metal have
the greatest rigidity and strength per weight, but in the long run, are
more costly to produce than stamped, or die cast reels. Over thirty
years ago, American companies such as Seamaster and Fin Nor pioneered
the construction of machined fly reels, primarily for a small following
of hard core salmon and saltwater fly enthusiasts. The increased
popularity of fly fishing, coupled with political and economic expansion
of the Far East in recent years, has led to an influx of many
reasonable quality, less expensive machined imports primarily targeting
entry and mid level customers. Many U.S. makers of good reels have
folded under this pressure, and the majority that have remained, like
Abel and Tibor, have done so by directing there efforts at top of the
Although you may find some custom $2000-$10,000
titanium reel models on the Internet, aluminum is the choice for mere
mortals. Abel uses 6061-T6 cold finished bar stock in all of their
reels, which is the strongest, densest, most corrosion resistant
aluminum for this purpose. The spool, frame and foot of the 5N Super are
cut from this, and the mainshaft and drawbar from 303 stainless steel,
on Computer Numerical Control lathes and mills. In fact, every
machinable part in the reel is made in the Abel factory to insure utmost
quality control, right down to the stainless steel screws. The only
non-metal parts are the cork drag washer, a neoprene o-ring, and the
laminated, sealed wood handle.
The overall weight of the reel is
significantly reduced, while retaining structural integrity, by
precise, aggressive porting throughout the spool and frame. All parts
are hand de-burred, hand polished, cleaned and inspected and aluminum
parts are protected from wear and corrosion (and colored) by Abel’s
unique hard anodizing process, which penetrates and bonds to the metal.
Two sealed waterproof ball bearings on the spool and one on the drag
plate provide near frictionless rotation.
Abel currently employs
28 production workers and 7 support staff in their Camarillo,
California facility. They offer a lifetime warranty on manufacturing
defects for all their reels. Although you’re not likely to need that
warranty, it’s nice to know that Abel, due to their success, will
probably be around to back it up if you do.
In a nutshell, there are two basic types of fly reel
drags; the classic spring and pawl, popularized by Hardy Brothers of
England well over a century ago, or one of many variations of the more
modern disk drag. Most anglers, and manufacturers today overlook the
click pawl, unfairly in my opinion, in favor of disks for all fly
fishing. Actually, the click pawl, if well constructed, is very reliable
for smaller trout and is the lightest, simplest, and least expensive to
build. And as it works, it creates that sweet sound that many of us
find synonymous with fly fishing.
As we seek fish that pull
harder and faster and fight longer, our fly reels are progressively
subjected to greater amounts of what most often kills them; heat. A disc
drag slows the spool by friction, applying pressure between two or more
discs, usually one on the spool and one on the frame, or within a hub
mounted on the frame. A great number of variations of this seemingly
simple concept are available today, each one claiming superior
However, the big game fly reels that have been the
most successful in landing fish over 100 pounds, and, therefore, operate
smoothly and survive the greatest amounts of stress, have draw bar
drags. This simple system has two center mounted disk shaped brake
surfaces that meet when the spool is attached, and drag is increased as
the draw bar tightens the frame against the spool through the central
Although most newer disk drag systems use synthetics such
as Rulon, Delrin or carbon fiber, as the brake material, natural cork
(ground and mixed with a polymer), is still considered by many
to offer the best balance of durability, low start up inertia, stopping
power, and adjustability. This cork composite, unlike the synthetics,
is compressible, providing for its smoothness. The Abel 5N Super has the
largest drag of this type of any 5 or 6 weight reel I’ve seen, and the
“open” design dissipates heat rapidly into the rear of the spool and
throughout the reel frame. “Closed” or completely sealed drag systems
offer the advantage of low maintenance, but generally can not cool as
Cork must be lubricated occasionally to replenish
its natural moisture, usually with pure neatsfoot oil. Make sure to
follow the manufacturer’s directions, as petroleum products or solvents
may harm the cork, and back off the drag tension when not in use.
Perhaps the biggest disadvantage of the draw bar drag is that it does
not allow for quick change spools, as some disassembly is required.
Choose another design if this is a priority for you.
to the International Game Fish Association, Abel reels where used in
setting the greatest number of new world records for 2006. Though you
may not land a world record, you will at some point encounter that fish
of a lifetime. The Abel 5N Super Large Arbor Fly Fishing Reel, with its
impeccably machined strength and superb drag, is as likely as any to get
the job done.
At $550, the Abel 5N Super is much more expensive than
some other very serviceable trout reels and is an ounce or more heavier
than others with lighter drag designs and frames. The draw bar does not
allow for the convenience of quick-change spools. Open design requires
occasional cleaning and lubrication.
The Abel 5N Super, compared to other reels of its size, is most likely to withstand extreme conditions, and the one you’ll probably hand down to your grandchildren.
Having been in the fly fishing industry for over 25 years
as a professional guide, fly fishing school director, writer, and
manufacturers sales representative, I’ve been fortunate to fish with a
wide array of equipment from almost all of the top makers.
Check out the Abel Super 5N Fly Reel
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Deep within the Alaskan Arctic, on the edge of the Brooks Range where the summer sun never sets and moose, musk ox, and caribou still roam their ancient territories, there is a secret. And only a few lucky anglers will ever fish these clear, classic rivers to which the world's largest race of sea-run dolly varden return each year.
Midnight Sun Adventures Fishing:
This trip is all about dollies - large ones to be specific - that average seven plus pounds and exceed twenty pounds on a fair basis. To make things even more interesting, anglers fly about one at a time in Piper Cubs landing with soft, oversized tires on the rocky beaches of four exceedingly wild and productive rivers. Once you have landed, your solitude is essentially guaranteed each and every day, with the exception of your campmates. Best suited to skilled anlgers fond of swinging streamers on sink-tip lines, these rivers typically offer five to ten quality fish per day with the chance at a true world record.
Midnight Sun Adventures Accommodations:
The lodge is very rustic, with a rambling array of small, stove-heated bunk cabins and simple hearty meals that are served in the main cabin. This is wild Alaska - utter soliture, no roads, and no other lodges. Just you, a couple of Piper Cubs, and four rivers full of sea sculpted char that can top fifteen pounds. A remarkable Alaskan experience for the adventurous angler.
Midnight Sun Adventures Travel:
To reach Midnight Sun Adventures, anglers will need to make flight arrangements in and out of Kotzebue, Alaska. Since anglers are encouraged to arrive at Kotzebue in the morning, overnighting in Anchorage is encouraged, but for the adventuresome, arriving at Kotzebue the night before and overnighting there can also be arranged. Due to potential weather related delays in departing the lodge, anglers are encouraged to schedule their flight out of Kotzebue in the afternoon.
A representative from the lodge will pick you up in Kotzebue and fly you roughly 1 hour out to the lodge.
Midnight Sun Guide Staff and Fishing Program:
Anglers typically fly one at a time in Piper Cubs to the elected pools and rivers. During a typical week with agreeable weather anglers might fish as many as three separate river systems. All planes are wheel planes and landings are made at low air speeds on rock beaches/bars adjacent the rivers. Guiding is somewhat relaxed and the fishing is best suited to skilled anglers not requiring excessive instruction.
Midnight Sun Climate:
Being located within the Arctic Circle, the weather is highly variable at all times of year. While daytime highs may reach 75 degrees, it is just as likely that they stay within the 40's. Come well prepared for cold, inclement conditions.
Midnight Sun Power and Communications:
There is a telephone at camp and power is provided by a generator that is turned off at night.
Transportation between Kotzebue and the lodge, lodging, meals and guiding.
Air transportation to and from Kotzebue, alcohol, licenses and gratuities.