When our friends at Red Truck set out to design the Diesel fly reel, their main goal was to make reels that they themselves would enjoy fishing. They searched their memories for ideas from favorite reels from the past. They also pored over a huge selection of modern designs as well. The settled on the features and style which were reminiscent of an old favorite and which they felt would embody the perfect freshwater fly reel.
The criteria were fairly simple: the reel had to be functional, durable, and beautiful. It had to look and sound like a fly reel. It had to have the appeal to stand the test of time. Red Truck machines the Diesel fly reel from anodized aluminum. The Diesel is corrosion-, scratch-, and impact-resistant. The proven click pawl drag system is dependable, simple, and easily convertible from right to left-hand wind. Should you need to apply more pressure on fired-up trout the exposed palming rim is there for you. Red Truck also includes a counterbalance to every Diesel reel which guarantees the smoothest performance.
With sweet incoming and out-going clicks, Diesel reels will satisfy anglers yearning for the simple elegance of yesteryear. They’ve also included a couple of nice finishing touches, like a machined brass line guard and a leather and cotton-weave zippered reel pouch to keep your reel safe for decades.
We won’t go so far as to say that the Diesel fly reel will catch you more fish, but the sweet sound and classic style will help ensure you enjoy every fish hooked. The Red Truck Fly Fishing Company produces Diesel Fly Rods and Reels. The series has been around for almost a decade. The gear is simple, functional and sensibly priced. Give Red Truck Diesel fly rods and fly reels a try.