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We could write an entire book on the adventure that has led to the development and introduction of the Cross S1 fly rods, but we wont. Instead, we would rather ask you to try one because the only way to truly understand what we mean is to test one for yourself.
For the 2014 season we introduce five new fast tempo and two medium fast tempo models. All models are also available as blanks.
Blank in aesthetic matte smoke finish.
High-grade cork handle with Cork mix reinforcements
Triangular 3-pin aluminum reel seat in Gun Metal finish
REC RSG Recoil stripping guides. Extra strong in Black Pearl finish
REC RSNX Recoil snake guides. Extra strong in Black Pearl finish
Delivered in matching Gun Metal aluminum tube and cloth bag.
A great salmon reel doesn't have to be as light as a feather. On the contrary, it can be good to have some weight. When used with a double handed rod, a reel is a much needed balancing element. In a world of big brute fish and rocky, slippery river banks, a salmon reel has to be able to take a lot of beating and punishment unlike its trout class cousins used on smaller streams.
The look of the reel follows closely the classical salmon reel design principles with only a few holes on the handle side of the reel to provide some amount of ventilation for your line and backing after long fishing hours. A full cage design will eliminate those unfortunate occasions when thin running line gets jammed between the frame and the spool. The final touch in our quest for the 'old school'... which in this case comes in the form of an absolute kick ass brake sound - it just can't get better than this.
Regular Clonanav Fly Fishing Client Rink van der Wal lands an amazing 20b+ spring salmon on his new Loop Cross S1 Travel Rod.