I took this fishing rod (9' #10)for a two week trip to the Kola Peninsula in the hunt for salmon. She gave me the fight of my life! Rod minimizes the attempts of the salmon to escape, but I still lost her. Great fishing rod!!!
I used this reel for bonefish and it worked great. It is super light and easy to use on the flats.
This is an absolutely awesome fly reel! It's build like a tank and will last several lifetimes. It looks stunning on bamboo rods, but while a bit heavier than the modern aluminum counterparts, it balances nicely during casting. The line included with the reel is a high quality Scientific Anglers Mastery line in the weight of your choice. If you've got a few extra bucks to invest in a fine reel, this is the one!
I have owned my 811 for about 4 years now and have put it through the mill. I am not the most graceful of people, I have dropped it on several occasions, smacked it up against rocks, even dropped my rod in the river as it rolled down the current and ended on the bottom of a deep pool. We fished it out and it wasn't even dented! Love this reel!
Love mine! I fish a 9’ 4wt Renegade for small bass and bluegill with a 175 Commando. Handles larger bass and trout well. But even a small bluegill is fun. Soft hackles to game changer streamers cast very well with a progressive taper. My favorite rod in the TX hill country. Jerry did a great job designing the rods. Also great customer service. Replaced a broken tip with one call. I use 5’ tips in tight quarters.
I also fish the 11’6” 8wt Renegade
Tight Lines, Mike
I used the 8wt Renegade for winter OP chrome, and wow, very impressive. Three consecutive 11-hour days with no fatigue. I was using a 400gr OPST Commando head, 50 OPST Lazar Line, and 10' MOW tips in T11 and T14. It was a real joy to cast. I also used a buddies 9wt Renegade... let's just say I'll be picking one of those up too
I had been looking at the Einarsson reels for a while, but they were completely unknown in NZ, and not very well known even in the USA. It seemed to be what I was after though, which was a light, tough, large diameter reel for the flats, and small/medium Tuna. The full frame design is a real plus for me setting it apart from other reels on offer in this price range, giving the reel a feeling of strength and rigidity. A decent click on the drag knob and the line in/out is a much appreciated feature. As expected, the retrieve and drag are very smooth, and the light weight sits very nicely on my Xi3. The capacity on the specs is understated as I have fitted very comfortably 370yds of Hatch backing with an 8wt Outbound Short Full Int. I have given the reel a thrashing on Kahawai (a hard fighting species endemic to NZ & Australia) and it has been wonderful. I suspect I will be able to pass this reel to my son in many, many years time. I would buy another one and recommend to friends.
Rods given as gifts-no time to evaluate.
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This is a high quality reel that is American made and engineered in Virginia. It has an exclusive lever drag that helps you to precisely apply the exact amount pressure during the fight. Truly a game changer!
i ordered a set of 4 nippas for $9.99. I received 1 pair. Your website clearly showed 4 nippas of assorted color. Please respond
Very impressed with the rod! Can do everything from Euro Nymphing, to throwing Dry dropper rigs with touch and accuracy. Loving the rod, possibly my new favorite.
I own two of their rods and one reel, very good quality and excellant price. I㒓治e met Ryan the owner of Riseb at the Lancaster Fly Show and believe he stands by his products and admire him for his beliefs. Anyone looking for fly gear should check them out
I have been fishing with my reel for a little under a month and I am impressed. As far as reliability, it was up there with charlton and mako, and as far as power it was in a class of own. Handled everything from stripers to an 8foot rough tail ray with ease for me. Drag was smooth and strong. I was hesitant regarding it being unsealed but I have yet to have a problem. Even underwater, the drag didnt really struggle at all and never was there an issue with sandintrusion. I prefer a reel that flushes itself then having a reel sit with a drag cover filled with saltwater.
When it comes to palming I just dont ever understand the need. The drag is enough to handle and fish you might come across with a fly and certainly enough to put the brakes on most you would target with that size reel. Palming is just asking to break off in my opinion.
My only concern with the reel is the handle will get a little cold in the winter months, but will just probably wear gloves.
Truthfully, it is one of the finest reels I've ever used. Friends have used them on GT, tarpon, tuna and everything else imaginable and most have shared a similar feeling.
I bought this rod for a fishing trip to Colorado.I was taking my youngest and wanted to get him something not too expense, it was worth the price. It performed well it was stiff and flexible. Only complaint from my son was the handle.
I was hesitant to buy this at first given the price but can say this is one of the best reels I have ever owned. While it is not perfect it is well made and effective.