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You could argue that Thames Water’s Farmoor reservoir complex is not the most attractive fishery in southern England. There are two reservoirs to choose from Farmoor 1 and Farmoor 2 . Farmoor 1 is a catch and release fishery – a huge bag of fish is often possible on this fishery and the average size is good. I have never fished 1 from a boat and generally fish from the bank at medium range with buzzers.

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Nautilus FWX Fly Reels
Following on from the highly successful FW range of light line reels are the new Nautilus FWX range. The “Fresh Water Extreme” reel is based on Nautilus’s NV Giga Arbour design; the FWX has the same super large arbour spool configuration offering an extra fast retrieval rate.

With such a large arbour design your fly line will be kept in more open coils and will minimise the amount of memory passed on to your fly line. A heavily machined reel has reduced weight but without compromising strength making the Nautilus FWX one of the lightest reels in its class. The spool design allows the backing to appear floating on top of the reel allowing for your backing to dry much quicker than conventional reels. The new high tech drag system incorporates a new stainless steel 1-way clutch that is housed in a proprietary TORQ-X™ clutch drive that ensures instant drag engagement with no slack. As standard the reel comes in black or brushed silver but there are quite literally hundreds of custom options to make your reel stand out from the crowd. A superb fresh water and light saltwater reel at a fantastic price.

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Nautilus FWX Fly Reels

 

 

 

 

 

 

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Lamson Velocity Fly Reels
The fantastic Lamson range of reels have always offered value for money and cutting edge technology, plus stunning good looks.

Lamson Velocity Reels

The Lamson Velocity is a mid price range reel, that is fully machined and fitted with Lamson’s outstanding fully sealed drag system.

Lamson were one of the first companies to redesign fly reel drag systems and move away from the heavy old style disk drag system seen on a lot of top range reels. The Lamson design team set out to simplify reel design, reduce weight, increase reel capacity and to build the worlds best drag system. The Lamson Velocity scores highly in all these areas.

The current trend is towards lighter fly rods and the Lamson Velocity comes in a range of sizes for the Trout, Salmon and Salt water fisherman and is weighted to balance modern light weight fly rods. I have had a Lamson Velocity for over 10 years and it is still my favourite reels.

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Lamson Velocity Reels

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The Lamson Guru reel is Lamson’s cheapest fully machined reel and therefore a great buy for those of us who want quality but are keen on value for money.

Lamson Guru Fly Reels

The Lamson Guru has a sealed drag system so therefore you can put the Guru through it’s paces in fresh water and salt.  But, like any reel its always wash mine off in freshwater after going to the seaside. The range offers 5 sizes from WF3-5 right through to WF11.

The Lamson Guru offers the same design and component features as the more expensive Lamson reels, so this really is a fantastic buy. The Lamson Guru is my choice for teaching purposes as it is light and features a simple uncomplicated drag system that you can rely on.

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Nautilus NV Fly Reels
Nautilus NV reels offer the very best in performance and value for money when chasing big fresh water species such as salmon, stalking the flats or tracking down blue water monsters.

Nautilus NV Fly Reels

 

The Nautilus NV range has the advantage of being interchangeable with the new Nautilus NV Giga Arbour spools, the result will give your NV reel super fast line retrieval, reduced memory and weight over the larger capacity standard Nautilus NV range.

Nautilus NV Fly Reels

 

Unique to the Nautilus NV reels are their fully enclosed CCF drag system which offers a super smooth, high torque braking that will stop any fish in its tracks. Made of carbon fibre and cork this drag system has a genuine zero maintenance workings. If you want to land that fish of a lifetime then look no further than this range of reels!

 

 

 

 

 

 

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