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 forever. 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. The Diesel fly reel is fully machined 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.
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 its sweet sound and downright classic style will help you enjoy the fish you do catch all the more.