Nick Schlegelwrote a question about Hardy Wide Spool Perfect Fly Reel on September 22, 2017
Is there size information on this reel?
Is there size information on this reel?
What features does this pack have that the Patagonia Stormfront rolltop backpack does not?
These are so cheap I just buy more leaders instead of extending existing leaders with tippet. Lazy...
This was way bigger than expected, even though I had looked at the pictures others had submitted. This definitely takes 2 people to set up. It does what is advertised, and seems durable, I just think it is better suited to camping or beach days, when I had hoped to use it for summer concerts. It's just too large to bring to a crowded lawn.
I'm a Redington fanboy, I have 7 Redington rods and 5 reels. They perform, are durable, and are great value. Do you really want to spend double on a fly rod for a 5% improvement in performance?
I have the 7wt and have used it for stripers and stillwater trout. It casts heavy streamers and sinking lines just fine.
I originally bought these for striped bass and other saltwater species, but as normal overestimated how often I would get to the salt. I've been using these for smallmouth and largemouth bass, and they are great at turning over larger, wind-resistant flies.
These are perfect blend of modern fit, without being constricting or too tight for comfort. I ordered and returned several pairs of Patagonia and Prana jeans before sticking with these. The stretchiness is awesome and adds to the comfort.
This is a very versatile shoe. I wear it around the office when new, then I hike, camp, and run in them as they break in and get too dirty for office life. I don't buy any other running/hiking shoe. The drawcord is great for changing shoes, such as switching between climbing and belaying, or slipping off these to get into ski/snowboarding boots.
This is a great cup, and the goat logo is solid. One note- for some reason I had expecting the mouthpiece to be a soft plastic like a baby bottle nipple, while this is a hard plastic. I should've realized the product title was "toddler" not "baby" so this is going on my pile of stuff I bought before my 8 month old was ready to use it, along with a fly rod, powsurf, and swiss army knife.
I've been struggling to find pants that have a modern fit, but aren't restricting. These fell on the baggy side for me, and even got the dreaded "dad jeans" comment from my wife. I thought the fit was good through the waist and thigh, but then was too baggy down in the calves and ankles. I bought the Prana Bridger pant and am much happier. Prana pants are great, this just wasn't the fit I was looking for.
This shirt will work well for spring or fall in cooler weather. For some reason I expected this to be a light, cool summer shirt but it is definitely heavier and stiffer. Great for fall camping or evening drinks on the patio. Not recommended for dead of summer.
I find a lot of hiking socks overheat my feet, and are basically ski socks with different branding. These are the right cut, thickness and material. I've used these on hikes in hot weather, while using my waders, and around the house and they've worked well in all scenarios.
I've used the sun shade a bunch, but haven;t yet tested out the rain fly. The sun shade covers most of the kid at noon, with just their hands and feet poking out from the shade. This definitely makes our family more comfortable with a day outside.
If you travel a bunch with your child this is great to have. We throw this in the car and use it at restaurants while on the road. It's much better than a lap child while going out to eat, and not all restaurants have high chairs available, or the ones they do have don't fit, are dirty or falling apart.
This hat lives on my kid's head anytime we go outside. The wide brim is perfect to shade his face and neck. Like all hats my boy tries to pull it off, but the chin strap helps keep it in place.
A nalgene and the goat, a match made in heaven. Buy one before employees snatch all the inventory.
This is way cheaper than replacing a reel that you dented, or didn't allow to dry properly after a day in the salt. I got these in a few sizes, and use them to protect my reels in my fishing box. I'm curious to see how they would do in the salt, or having them on the reel while running out to fishing grounds in a boat, as I've primarily used them for car transport so far.
Is this stable enough to stand up on? I fly fish
What age have people been able to get their kids fly fishing?
I use this line for small stream fishing with a fiberglass fly rods like the Redington Butterstick or Echo Glass. It is great for those tight streams where you expect to fish in the 10-30 ft range. If you are going to bomb out 50 ft casts at a lake or wide open river I might pick something else.