Tuesday, August 23, 2011
Gear Review: TFO's Prism Fly Reels
But don't get hung up on using a cast aluminum reel for saltwater fly fishing. Most of them are up to the task, especially the TFOs. The Prisms have large cork drags and a one way clutch making them more than capable of stopping a hard pulling redfish or snook. They can also pack a lot of backing, over 250 yards for the 9/11 model, which is a must for chasing big tarpon.
I do recommend taking a little more care to rise cast aluminum reels off with warm water each time you use them. Most anglers do this anyway but if you're like me, rods and reels get left in the boat for days between washings. This has never bother my bar stock Tibors but you'll notice a bit of pitting after a while if you leave salt on cast aluminum reels.
You can take a look at the new Prisms locally at Florida Paddlesports. They're more than enough reel for anything that swims around the flats of SW Florida.