September 16, 2022
Pescador on the Fly specializes in travel rods, reels, and rod-reel outfits that pack down small, and are great for either airplane travel or backpacking. In my experience, the 9-foot six-piece El Jefe 3/4-weight casts sinking lines and any size flies with aplomb, and it packs down small enough that you won’t snag your rod tube as you duck under waterside logs or branches on backpacking trips. These handsome rods come with titanium-coated guides and sleek reel seats with a marbled hardwood insert. The elegant stainless-steel reels have sealed disc drag that can put the brakes on the feistiest trout. These outfits compare well to the higher-end brands’ offerings and an attractive price.
Available from 3 to 8 weight and left- or right-hand retrieve, with optional spare spools or Scientific Anglers fly line upgrade.
$500 | pescadoronthefly.com