Friday, October 7, 2011

Aspen Fly Reels

We don't make any money on this website/blog.  There are no commercials/no advertising, just a couple of guys posting fishing reports and occasionally, random thoughts on fly fishing.  Lately, I've been looking at fly rods and reels, considering an upgrade and/or addition to my existing arsenal.  Obviously, fly fishing is a financial vice in many regards.  Of course, in the most basic sense, fly fishing shouldn't be expensive.  I started with a $100 package that included everything I needed to fly fish, and honestly, the ability to catch fish doesn't really have any correlation with the gear used, at least for the most part.  A $1000 fly rod will not necessarily result in more fish than a $50 fly rod.  That being said, higher quality fly fishing products can enhance the experience in a number of tangible and intangible ways.  For example, a good set of waders will cost more money, but they may last much longer, keep you warmer, keep you cooler, and keep you drier than a cheap set of waders.  Similarly, a good pair of wading boots might help keep the angler on his/her feet or get to less accessible areas of a river/creek.  In a nutshell, a Ford Pinto and a Lexus will both theoretically get you from point A to point B, but the manner in which you get to and from those points is quite different, assuming the gas tank doesn't explode.  All of above is a long-winded way to introduce a fly reel company I keep encountering during my searches for a new reel.  I haven't pulled the trigger yet, but I invite anyone that is interested in purchasing what appears to be a high quality affordable reel to have a close look at Aspen Reels.  I intend on purchasing one in the near future, and will post a report if I do so.  In the meantime, check it out:  Aspen Reels

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