Leland on the Red Truck Premium 7/8 Reel
Bonefish, stripers and steelhead might want to read up on this reel to be prepared. Sized to do battle with larger freshwater and smaller saltwater fish, the Premium 7/8 is perfect for what most people do with a heavier-weight fly rod…chase things that go fast. For this reason, we designed our Premium 7/8 to hold ample backing for long-running fish. The butter-smooth cork drag is infinitely adjustable, so you can dial in the perfect drag pressure. Sealed bearing races are impervious to saltwater and the anodized finish means years of hard use and fast cleaning. Simply put, you’d have to come up with something insanely stupid to stop this reel from doing its job.
Strap this reel to one of our Premium or Diesel fly rods and get fishing. Don’t worry if you don’t yet own a Red Truck fly rod, as studies have shown this reel also works well on any quality brand fly rod, too.
Finally, for those who own a lighter weight two-handed or switch rod, make sure to take another look. Here’s your new favorite fly reel.
Leland on Red Truck Fly Fishing Company With all the fly fishing tackle available today, why would Red Truck Fly Fishing Company bring to market our own offering of fly fishing gear? Our honest answer is: with over 25 years of face-to-face retail experience with you, our customer, we’ve learned a few important things… You told us that you were confused with the “over the top” marketing hype manufactured by our industry’s big brands. You were baffled by proprietary names for graphite modulus and confused by overly complicated reel drag systems. You told us there were too many bewildering product choices and that you wanted concise answers and recommendations to your questions and fishing needs. When purchasing fly gear, you wanted to feel confident that you were making a smart investment in a product that would not be replaced next year with a “newer” version. In essence, you wanted stuff that works and was worth your hard-earned money! At Red Truck, we’ve listened to you and leveraged our staff’s combined 300 plus years of fly fishing experience to design equipment that is strictly necessary and that raises your level of enjoyment from purchase to use. We tested this gear with hard-working, no-nonsense, professional guides who rely on their tackle in the same way as a carpenter d’es his hammer. With each project, we always asked ourselves, “D’es this product deserve to exist?” Our Red Truck fly rods embody this honest thinking. Unlike some fly rod brands that employ a myopic marketing campaign, stating their rod is the lightest, at Red Truck, we focus on the big picture. We believe in the essential characteristics of a truly good rod: balance, minimal swing weight, true-tracking, stability and efficiency. The result of this balanced rod design approach is a selection of fly rods that are a joy to cast and fish. For our Red Truck Fly Reels, we took the same angle. Instead of inventing a new marketing slant or a hyper-technical pitch, we designed reels that speak to the core reason most of us fly fish: simplicity. We wanted to offer reels that get the job done, look good while doing it and last a long time. Take apart our Red Truck Premium fly reel and you’ll know in a glance how the drag systems work and more importantly, why they won’t fail. Sure, all our Red Truck equipment employs the latest in quality materials and manufacturing. Heck, we even work in titanium when necessary. But we never push any unproven concept or pseudo-technology, especially when we deem it unnecessary. At Red Truck, we believe that fly fishing should be fun and that your fly tackle should always work as intended. We like fishing memories of friends, dusty handshakes, wet dogs, great casts, beautiful places and even a fish or two. We design gear that takes you into the outdoors and gets the job done in the field, every time.
|Dimensions||15.25 x 15.25 x 15.25 cm|