09-20-2007, 11:23 AM
New Bauer Fly Reel
Hi to all,
Bauer is out with a new style of reel that is interesting. The spool has what they call a "V" arbor. You can see in the picture that the spool is not flat on the bottom but is angled forming a "V". It seems like a gimmick but on second thought it may be a good idea. It gives more area to store backing and still keeps the large arbor advantages. It has a standard draw-bar drag knob instead of the star type drag knob on some of their reels. Like all of their reels they are bar-stock machined. There reels would be good for saltwater or big fish fresh water.
What do you think? Is this new design a revelation or a gimmick?
I almost forgot. The picture of the stream is from the Bauer site. Isn't that a great picture.
Here is what Bauer has to say about the reel.
With over a decade of leadership and innovation in large arbor fly reel design, Bauer is proud to introduce the all new Rogue. The Rogue features the new technology of their Carbon Fiber Composite disc drag and V-Abor design. The patented, Bauer seamless engagement carbon fiber drag system is sealed during use, yet serviceable when required. The drag system delivers silky smooth, big-fish landing performance, in all conditions.
The distinctive Rogue V-Arbor design enhances the performance advantages of the large arbor fly reel. The V-Arbor design maintains a larger effective diameter for the portion of the fly line and backing that is actually used when fishing. The balance of the backing is stored in the V bottom of the arbor, always available if needed. The light weight Rogue is a more effective tool for both fishing and landing all species of fish.