Friday, June 14, 2013

Risen Fly Gear preview and giveaway

Well the spring rains have come (late) and it will be a few days before the rivers return to fish able levels and even the small brooks are roaring this morning.  So... it's a good time for a gear preview and giveaway.

I've been looking to set up a light 4wt for fishing dries and wets on the larger water I fish.  I've settled on the TFO BVK 8'6" 4wt and was looking for a mid arbor reel that would balance well with it.  I contacted Ryan at Risen Fly and was interested in what they were doing and in particular their Ichthus 3/4 reel.  The reel arrived a week or two ago but I haven't had a chance to try it out since I am still waiting for the rod.  I'll give a full report when I've had a chance to really test it out.  But here are a few pics of the reel which looks and feels very well made at a very affordable price (Ryan is running a 30% discount on the reels which normally sell for $98).

Ryan also sent two weight forward 3wt lines in green for any of the folks who regularly read this blog, to try out.  So if you are interested a free fly line, just leave a comment with a number between 1-25 and I will pick the two closest to the number I have mind and send the fly line out to you to try and please check out the products over at Risen Fly

I love the brushed aluminum finish; the nut is unscrewed to remove the reel
Nice big drag adjustment knob on the backside
End on view; mid sized arbor
Reel removed to expose the drag


  1. 13 that is a beautiful reel for about a 100$

  2. I'll go with lucky 7. Thanks for the opportunity!

  3. I'll guess 1000000 ;-)

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  4. hey mark dave c here in north haven I pick three

  5. Mark
    Really impressed with that reel, especially the finish. I am one who likes fly reels in the colors of silver, or brass---looking forward to the review--my number is 19

    1. ChrisinCT chose 19, want to pick again?

  6. Mark
    How about 2 I don't think that number has been picked-thanks for getting back to me

  7. How about 22? I don't see that it was picked