When, Where & Why?

On the 20th of the months listed above Fly Gyde is presenting fly tying classes on Instagram Live & YouTube to assist you with constructing better flies for Salmon, Steelhead & Trout. An ugly fly will catch fish but we all know the pretty ones get fished first! The reason for this is that using a centerpin rod and reel is the most effective technique for float fishing. As a result, this provides you with a drag-free drift of your float and line; therefore, enticing fish to strike your presentation naturally floating downriver. Centerpinning is not in any way something new and has been around for quite some time.

The centerpin reel dated back to the early 1800s and was more of an adaptation of early fly reels. They were called “Nottingham Winches” made from rosewood used by Scottish anglers. If you’re not familiar with a Centerpin Reel, imagine a fly reel that is not as wide as the traditional style and about the same size as the largest Spey Reels. The unweighted line used on a centerpin reel is your choice of monofilament or braid. In other words, weight is not integrated into the mainline; therefore, it does not assist with your cast as the fly fishing line does. 40 pound Power Pro braid or various types of monofilament work well for the mainline. Seaguar Fluorocarbon ranging from 6 – 25 pounds is an excellent leader material depending on the time of year or species targeted.


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