Reel Balance

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HAVE YOU SPENT MUCH TIME THINKING ABOUT THE COUNTERWEIGHT ON YOUR FLY REEL? SOMEONE HAS. Odds are good you haven't spent a lot of time thinking about that little button opposite the handle on your fly reel. Some of you may have thought it was just...

Jesus Built My CCFX2

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WELL, JESUS AND KRISTEN...AND THE REST OF THE CREW AT NAUTILUS. Last month I while I was down in Miami I stopped in to see my friends Kristen Mustad and Jesus Marmol. My timing couldn't have been better. In addition to doing a little fishing, I...

Nautilus’s New Silver King Is A Winner

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The new Nautilus Silver King fly reel does not play. If you've been reading Gink and Gasoline for a while, you may have figured out that I love Nautilus reels. Owner, Kristen Mustad has become a good friend and in an industry full of really smart...

The Nautilus Monster Fly Reel, Every Tarpon’s Worst Nightmare

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IF TARPON HAVE NIGHTMARES, THE MONSTERS UNDER THEIR BEDS COME FROM NAUTILUS. Earlier this year, when I started going through my gear for tarpon season, something kept nagging me. In the back of my mind I knew that I needed a better reel. I'd been doing...

Way Cool Nautilus Reels

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WHEN THINGS GET HOT, IT'S IMPORTANT TO KEEP REEL COOL. Big fish, and I mean big fish, require a reel with serious drag. As much as I enjoy landing a steelhead with a vintage Hardy you will not find me fishing one during the Palolo Worm...