Sometimes we fish with conventional gear. Sometimes conditions and certain situations favor it. Like so many others we know, we like the flexibility. We can cover a lot of water and it’s every bit as serious as when we fish with fly.
We started fishing Seatrout on the Scandinavian coast nearly 30 years ago. Back then our friends in Denmark were building their own spinning rods from carbon/glass composite fly rod blanks. They knew exactly the action they wanted and it apparently wasn’t available in a factory-made spinning rod.
When we decided to build a few Reliant conventional rods for the coast, we had specific criteria in mind. Naturally we thought back to this light, parabolic action everyone wanted. We also wanted to build them so that we and all our friends would want to fish with them. Finally, we knew we had to build them with the same quality and attention to detail found in modern fly rods.