The SK4 large Arbor fly reel is a great quality product from Sonik Sports who test their equipment to breaking point. Lite, Strong and Precision made!
PRODUCT REVIEW: Sonik SK4 Large Arbor Fly Reel
PRICE RANGE: £75- £95
MANUFACTURER: SONIK SPORTS
WHO WOULD BUY THIS: Any one who is looking to upgrade their fishing reel to a mid price ranged reel.
SCORE: 4 out of 5
The Sonik SK4 large arbor fly fishing reel is precision engineered from anodised light high grade aluminium and comes with its own neoprene case.
The SK3 large Arbor fly reel cartridge is a great quality product from Sonik Sports who test their equipment to breaking point. Lite, Strong and Precision made!
PRODUCT REVIEW: Sonik SK3 Cartridge Large Arbor Fly Reel
PRICE RANGE: £45- £59 (Reel Set) £5 Extra Spools
WHO WOULD BUY THIS: Any one who is looking for a complete setup range to cover a lot of situations. The interchangeable spools of the Sonik Sk3 cartridge large arbor fly reel allow for great versatility.
SCORE: 3.5 out of 5
The Sonik SK3 cartridge fly fishing reel is another nice addition to the Sonik range. The reel comes complete with 4 spare spools and a neoprene case perfect for carrying a complete setup for most situations. Pop a full floater on one spool, an intermediate on the second, a medium sinker on the third and a fast sinking fly line on the forth and you will have most things covered.
The next thing to consider in the building of our fly fishing kit is the fly fishing reel. This piece of equipment is required to hold the fly line. Truth be told we could fish without it but you would have a lot of fly line lying around your feet causing all sorts of mayhem with your casting so it is better to have the reel to contain the line and help us retrieve it without getting caught up in the vegetation along the riverside etc.
There are several options to think about when choosing the reel for your fly fishing. These include the size, the capacity, the material it’s made from, the tension mechanism, the color and spare spools. There are many reasons to pursue these features which we will go through in this post. (more…)
NB:This report is based on my opinion and understandings from the meeting and not that of the Faughan Anglers, I was not given any figures or reports first hand this is all from my notes. If you find errors below please contact me to put them correct.
The Faughan Anglers had their AGM on 5th March 2014 to discuss the previous season and changes to the following new 2014 season. Of approximately 800 members there were no more than 100 present which was a poor turn out compared to the previous years AGM.
The meeting opened with a minutes silence for past members and was then followed by the introduction of Ross Brown from the Green party who has been working with the Faughan Anglers on the recent legal case with the DOE. Ross is one or Stephen Agnew’s researchers and introduced himself and explained his roll and the Green party’s role in the illegal dumping situation at Mabouy road.
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So in the last post we talked in general about trout fishing and what equipment is required to start off as a beginner. Now we shall go into more depth in each area so you can better understand the sport. In this post we shall discuss the differences in makes and models of trout fly rods.
First off each fly rod is stamped with a line rating on its butt section. This line rating is designed to allow you to match up the correct fly line and reel so the setup is balanced and suitable for casting properly.