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Monthly Archives: January 2013

Solitude 2 Fly Reel Review

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Solitude 2 Fly Reel Reviews When choosing my fly reel I searched for a quality one made in the USA. My search led me to a small company called Solitude Reels. Located in Seattle, they have been making a quality, proven reel that can withstand the rigors of fighting Steelhead and had to be tough enough to handle anything that I could possibly throw at it, and it has. ~ Texas Fly Fishing Adventures Designed for 4-5-6 lines, the Solitude II is perfect for western rivers, large spring creeks or chasing Alaskan rainbows. Use of crest- to- crest wave spring in the drag allows for a near-infinite range of settings. The fine, silky-smooth drag system helps protect light tippets and delivers even, consistent pressure during demanding runs.  Made from fully machined 6061-T651 aluminum. 4-5-6 wt. line weight reel – Weight: 6.20 oz. Colors:  Gold Reel, Pewter Reel, Black Reel  Backing and line capacity: DT 4 (90’ line) + 115 yds 20 lb backing DT 5 (90’ line) + 90 yds 20 lb backing WF4/WF5 (90’ line) + 200 yds 20 lb backing WF6 (100’ line) + 140 yds 20 lb backing Spool diameter (inner flange): 2.77” More from Texas Fly Fishing Adventures…The smoothness of the drag, which is made of a cork/teflon disk system really comes in handy when playing a large fish. Being type II anodized gives me the comfort of knowing that when I fish in saltwater it will be able to handle the elements. With the capability of changing the spool quickly, you are able to adapt to the conditions on the water easily.

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The Great Alaska Sportsman Show 2013

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The Great Alaska Sportsman Show is one of America’s most unusual gatherings of men and women who love the great outdoors and the Alaska vendors, exhibitors and experts who seek to equip and prepare them for a season afield.  Solitude Reels is proud to be exhibiting at the 2013 show! The four-day show draws sell-out crowds of people who care passionately about fishing, hunting, hiking, camping, climbing and virtually all other outdoor activities. 2013 Show Schedule Thursday, March 28th 4:00pm to 9:00pm Friday, March 29th Noon to 8:00pm Saturday, March 30th 10:00am to 8:00pm Sunday, March 31st 10:00am to 5:00pm Admission Adults: $11.00 ($10 show, $1 city tax) Kids: $3.00 (12 years and under) Location Sullivan & Ben Boeke Arenas 1600 Gambell St Anchorage, Alaska

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Fly Fishing Show – Pleasanton, CA February 22, 23, 24

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We are excited to announce that Solitude Fly Reels will be exhibiting at the Fly Fishing Show in Pleasanton, CA on February 22nd, 23rd, and the 24th at the Alameda County Fairgrounds. Show Hours: Fri 10 – 6; Sat 9 – 5:30; Sun 9 – 4:30 From Director – Chuck Furimsky…. Welcome to the largest Fly Fishing Show on the West Coast. The fly fishing community and those learning about our sport have welcomed this exciting event. Once again we offer fantastic lecture and demonstrations by celebrity instructors who are legends in our sport. Our fly tiers are always a huge hit and they’ll be sharing all their tricks for you. Our special classes are a chance to spend quality time learning in a small group with a world class instructor. FFF is sponsoring an active instruction area for beginners and others that need help. Bring your children to learn to tie and cast. Hide their phones and computers for the weekend! There are all the new rods to test at our two casting ponds and outside areas, and just about everything else in fly fishing will be on display to try and buy (Solitude Fly Reels!). Outfitters and lodges will help you plan that trip of a lifetime. Every book and DVD will be there for you to review and purchase. There is so much to see and do that one day is not long enough, so plan to stay or return. With over 40 lectures and demos a day, all our exhibits and fly tiers, you’ll be very busy. So have a great time. I look forward to my visit and seeing all of you at the show.  

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Fly Fishing Show – Lynnwood, WA February 16, 17 2013

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We are excited to be attending the Fly Fishing Show close to home in Lynnwood, WA on February 16th & 17th.  Be sure to stop by and say hello!  The show is at the Lynnwood Convention Center.  Click Here for details! Show Hours:  Saturday 9-5:30 and Sunday 9-4:30. Back again: The International Fly Fishing Film Festival. One night only, Saturday, February 16 at 6:30. Tickets are $15 at the door or $10 in advance or with a paid Fly Fishing Show admission for that day.   The Solitude Fly Reel company is located in the Skagit Valley just north of Seattle & Lynnwood.  The valley, bordered by ocean on one side and the North Cascade range on the other, is home to some of the most diverse fly fishing in the Northwest.  Originating from the Midwest as fly reels designed for the steelheader the new Solitude has cut its teeth in the heart of big steelhead country and has proven itself worthy of the task. Tested on the famed steelhead rivers and intimate beaches of North Puget Sound, the Solitude Reel has found a home in the Pacific Northwest.

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