|Some New Bugs from MFC, 2012|
MFC also has some sweet new fly boxes and other things you have to see for yourself. The boat box won Best of Show for best fly storage system this year. You have to check it out! The new fish print items look really sweet also. The boat box can hold up to 4,000 or so flies. I think I might have to tie a dozen or so more flies to fill that thing. I am not sure how a person like me that doesn't have a boat fits that thing in the vest.
|MFC Boat Box|
Other items that I have played with is the new Sage "One" rod. It's nice and I said "it's like a sniper rifle, it's that accurate". It did make me feel like I was hitting every nook and cranny I aimed for, but maybe I just thought that since that was what I read somewhere. It is definitely worth checking out though. I don't think that it is head and shoulders above other high end rods, but it is right there at the top. I'd like to have a shoot out with the G Loomis NRX, the Hardy Zenith, the Sage One and the other big dogs out there to see where it fits in.
|Sage "One" Rod.|
Another new item I was able to fondle recently down at Ghilles Fly shop was the new Hardy DD & CC Ultralight reels. These are nice also and for the price, you probably can't beat them. They are made in Korea, if you don't mind going that route. I prefer my reels to be made in the USA, but some don't really care as long as the fish don't care. The CC reels have a click drag and come in smaller sizes than the DD as you may have guessed. The double D's are bigger than the smaller C's as in life but depending on your preference, they are both pretty nice. The DD's have a disc drag and the smaller sized DD is around a 5wt. size reel.