Here’s one for the dinner table. Who invented the modern fishing rod?
If you guessed the railroad and bank mogul John Torrance in the 1930s, you’ve won the extra share of the pie. According to the website prezi.com (because why would anyone know it by heart) he saw a fish in the water, took a bendable stick, tied a line, put a hook and viola on it , Minnesota finally had a goal.
Yes, humans have been fishing for centuries in various ways, we understand that. Leave the nasty comments for the Minnesota crack, not the historical precision bit. Fishing goes back a long way. The Song Dynasty China dating from around AD 1195 is one of the earliest known illustrations of a fishing reel captured in various Chinese paintings and documents. We understood.
But let’s face it, fishing and tech aren’t things a lot of people talk about a lot in the same sentence, much like Aaron Rodgers and common sense.
You can break it down 100 different ways, but most fishing rods are a sophisticated extension of Torrance’s original design, relying on different types of high-tech materials to make rods stronger and lighter.
The REYR Gear team looked at the evolution of poles, technology, and approached the development of their First Cast Travel fly rod from a different perspective. It is of high quality, practical and easy to use.
Right off the bat, there are no eyelets on the Reyr fly rod, instead it is lined on the inside making the traditional rod design look like a bunch of minnows.
Even more exciting about the First Cast Fly Rod is the size – or sizes. The First Cast rod stores up to 17 inches and fishes 8.5 feet long, not separating like many other traditional rods, but telescoping to grow and then return when you’re done for the day. It fits in small travel packs or under your car’s seat that’s always rigged and ready. Very easy to travel with on a plane or to a remote destination.
This unique and innovative travel fly rod is designed to be rigged and ready so it can accompany any adventure where there might be a chance to fish. These rods make it easy to get out and launch, so you focus on the fish and the good times rather than the setup.
The First Cast Rod is a complete kit that takes a bit of both tenkara and traditional style rods. You might not cast as far as these traditional rods, but you will definitely be on the water faster.
This pole will be roll them up and at $ 279 each rod is shipped pre-configured. Get it for the outdoor person in your family or just for halibut, then sit down and reel in the compliments for such a cool gift idea that were herring In regards to.
The REYR First Cast comes with a telescopic rod, aluminum spool, matching line (already wound onto the spool) and assorted flies, giving you everything you need for a basic fly rod they have even attached a fly to the line, so you can fish as soon as you set up. There is a 4wt and 6wt version. Here are some additional specifications. It might help you hooked on this innovative and thoughtful approach to fishing.
rod Graphite – 6wt – 8’6 â³ – Med Fast Action – internal line
Reel Aluminum CNC – Carbon brake – 75 mm outside diameter – Left / right recovery
Line 75ft – Floating – Proprietary line produced in partnership with Rio
Storage room 17 â³ folded – 9 oz rod and reel – 2 oz case
To install Stows away with the fly attached, expands and launches in 30 seconds
What is included Rod, reel, line, conical leader, neoprene storage bag, compact fly box
Where is it made Finished + assembled in USA with imported components and produced in USA