Snowbee Fly Fishing Reels

Snowbee Fly Reels

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About Snowbee:
Snowbee (UK) Ltd., is part of the International Snowbee Group, which was established in Taiwan in 1978. The UK branch has the backing of a large International Group, with offices in Taiwan, Singapore, New Zealand and Canada plus many appointed distributors internationally, together with manufacturing bases in Taiwan, China & Korea, in addition to our UK manufactured products. 
 
In common with most Tackle Companies, the main production base is in the Far East. However, what makes Snowbee unique is that all the product design and development work, for the entire group, is carried out at the UK office. The design team are all keen Fly Fishermen, with between them, over 125 years experience in all aspects of our sport – Single-handed trout fly fishing, 2-handed Salmon Spey fishing and Saltwater Fly Fishing.  
 
Based in Plymouth, in the far south west of England, we are spoilt for choice in our fly-fishing. A short distance to the north is Dartmoor National Park. Thousands of acres of unspoilt moor-land; the peat moor providing gin clear brooks and streams, full of wild brownies, with lightening reactions. Further down the valleys, these streams combine forces to create the Rivers Dart, Tamar & Plym, the latter two bordering the City of Plymouth to the east & west and feed into Plymouth Sound. These mighty rivers and their associated tributaries, offer a wealth of Salmon & Sea-Trout Fishing. Our moorland streams & rivers flow into spectacular reservoirs, which together with numerous small stillwater fisheries, provide unparalleled River & Sillwater fly fishing.  

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Greys Fly Reels

Tuesday, 02 July 2013 15:21
Pure Fishing announces acquisition of Hardy & Greys

Pure Fishing, Inc., a leading global provider of fishing tackle, today announced that it has acquired Hardy & Greys Limited, the well-known UK-based provider of fishing tackle for fly, carp, sea and coarse segments around the world, marketed under the Hardy Bros., Hardy, Greys and Chub brands. Through its wholly-owned subsidiary, Hardy Advanced Composites Limited, Hardy & Greys also specializes in the design and manufacture of tubular components from advanced composite materials.
“With a heritage that spans over 140 years, the Hardy Bros., Hardy, Greys and Chub brands represent iconic fishing brands renowned for fly fishing as well as other specialized fishing segments,” commented John Doerr, President and CEO of Pure Fishing. “Hardy and Greys’ award winning products, now partnering with Pure Fishing’s existing brand portfolio through an expanded global distribution network, share a common passion for innovation and create unparalleled opportunities for our loyal and valued customers and anglers around the world. We place the highest importance on acting as stewards for our legacy of brands. We are pleased to welcome the Hardy & Greys team to Pure Fishing.”
Richard Maudslay, Hardy & Greys’ Deputy Chairman stated, “We are excited to be joining the Pure Fishing team. Our owner was deliberate and very selective when he chose to create value for the future of our brands by placing our company on the market for the first time in 45 years. We are proud of the Royal Warrant of Appointment from HRH The Prince of Wales and of having held ten royal warrants during the last century. This honour is a testament to the extraordinary quality products designed and manufactured by our talented and dedicated team for our Hardy Bros., Hardy, Greys and Chub fishing brands. We look forward to being able to grow our business as part of the Pure Fishing family, with its portfolio of brands that will collectively continue to create benefit for our customers and fishing memories for our anglers.”

As there are so many competing brands at each price point, it is very difficult to inventory each company’s entire line-up of Fly Fishing Reels.

We order from each Manufacturer / Distributor weekly and will be happy to order you anything you wish.

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ABOUT Greys:

There’s no doubt about it. Great anglers use great tackle. And we have the best of both world’s here at Greys.

Our experts, like John Bailey, Rebecca Thorpe, John Horsey, and Chris Ogborne to name but a few, are demanding anglers, and any of the Greys equipment they use is thoroughly tested before it gets into this catalogue.

We love glowing reviews and winning awards (and we do get quite a few) but it’s the fact that Greys is the gear of choice for so many top flight anglers that pleases us most. These men and women cannot afford their gear to let them down and that’s why we are proud they choose Greys. Great design. Great materials. Great build quality. Great prices. Lifetime guarantees. Their backing is as good an endorsement as you can get in game fishing.

How do we do it? It’s all down to common sense, about sourcing the best materials and employing the best product development managers like Howard Croston and Alastair Dandie. We are surrounded by the leading
technicians in the sport. And, of course, they use the most modern technology in the world. We maintain our base in Alnwick but also have superb manufacturing partners around the world. We have salesmen who are mad about fishing and the product. And all our retailers love Greys because they can trust our products, and satisfied customers return to buy more.

That’s Greys, and that’s what Greys is all about.

A true fisherman’s brand.

 

Dan Bailey Fly Reels

Dan Bailey Fly Reels

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HISTORY

“Dan Bailey – In 1936 – Dan was a professor at Brooklyn Polytechnic Institute in New York City, and he was working on his doctorate in atomic science at NYU. He married Helen in 1936 and they drove to Montana for their honeymoon. Dan spent the summer camped on the Madison and Gallatin Rivers. Helen had to go back to New York City and work. Again they came back for the summer of 1937. Driving from Bozeman to Livingston Helen drove off the road, which was a winding mountain road. The car had to be towed to Livingston to be repaired and it took three days for the repairs. As Dan walked around Livingston he found a small space to rent on Park Street a block away from where we are located now. The cost was $20.00 a month. Dan found during the previous summer and the summer of 1937 he was unable to buy supplies for fly fishing and got the idea there was a need for a fly shop.

Back in New York he finished all his course work, exams and orals but never finished his thesis. He moved to Livingston in the summer of 1938. Helen came to Montana on vacations but did not move to Montana until 1940 or 1941. Had he stayed in New York City and finished his doctorate, he would have been in the middle of the Manhattan project.

His early years were very difficult but being a fly tier he sold flies to other outlets. As he told me in the early years most of the fishing supply outlets were bars. After his death in 1982, a customer sent me a copy of a classified add from a July 1937 Outdoor Life. “Send for free folder today. (Trial assortment, 5 for $1.00). Dan Bailey, 217 West 10th Street, New York City. After July First, send mail to Ennis, Montana. (The good old days) As you can see this was the start of our mail order business.

In 1946 John McDonald wrote an article in Fortune magazine about fly fishing and mentioned my father as “the crack Montanan, Dan Bailey”.
John McDonald was Dan’s best friend and lived in New York City. He and his wife came to Montana every summer for years and spent the summer with us. In 1954 John wrote another article in Volume 1, Number 1 of Sports Illustrated titled “Trout Fishermen, Go West” Again John mentioned Dan and showed a photo of the store.

Lee Wulff came and fished Armstrong’s Spring Creek in 1948. Joe Brooks started coming to Livingston in the early 50’s. By the 50s Dan had made
Livingston an international fly-fishing destination.

The April 3, 1958 issue of the Park County News, announced, “$85,000,000 Absaroka, Yankee Jim Dams Proposed by Sen. Murray. Yankee Jim Dam would have flooded parts of Yellowstone Park. The Absaroka dam became the known as the Allenspur Dam. In a 1959 piece in the Park County News, Dan wrote against the dam. “Recreation is one of the largest industries in Park County. Its value is less tangible then that of other industries which are easily measurable in terms of payroll or gross return. The two greatest threats to the fishing resource of the Yellowstone at pres- ent are: 1) the possibility of large water developments which could mean much more of a detriment than a benefit to recreation. 2) The possibility
of losing access to much of our best fishing water as fishing pressure increases.
He was one of the most vocal opponents to the dams. Having access to national publications helped get the information out. I remember all the
talk about the dam. I also remember all the talk after a meeting that took place in the local theater about the dam. This was the first time in my life
I became aware of the choices we face.

As we all know a project supported by a Senator is not easy to stop. It takes many people and a lot of time. One must also remember at this time
Anaconda Copper owned Lee Newspapers, which were most of the newspapers in Montana.

In 1901 John Muir led a large group of civic and conservation organizations in a campaign to protect the Hetch Hetchy Valley in Yosemite National Park. This campaign was unsuccessful. But it did show those opposed to the dams on the Yellowstone how to organize. Also listing the Yankee Jim Dam enlisted a lot of support from people who wanted National Parks left alone especially after losing in Yosemite.

The issue of the Allenspur Dam ran through the 50’s, 60’s and 70’s. Many people were involved on both sides. Dan always gave due to those who he thought had done more then he had done. He always knew it took a lot of people and support from many different groups to change the govern- ment.
During the early 60’s Dan helped with others to start Trout Unlimited in Montana. The founders from Michigan all fish in Montana every summer. Dan servred on the National Trout Unlimited Board for several years. He understood the importance of an organization to protect, conserve, and restore our resources.

The issue of Allenspur would pop up at odd times. However in the early 1970’s the idea became very valid again. This time the need for storage came from Coal Slurry pipelines. The North Central Power Study and the 1972 Montana/Wyoming Aqueduct Proposal showed how one third of the annual flow of the Yellowstone River would have to be diverted to meet the needs of a new massive power complex. To make this happen the Allenspur Dam would have to be built. Let’s not forget energy is again a national issue. Luckily now we had organizations like Trout Unlimited and others to help in this fight. I had just moved back in the fall of 1971 after finishing college and a stint in the army. I became very involved with TU and in a local group headed by Bob Anderson, who was also involved in the early 60’s with Allenspur Dam. These new studies galvanized Montanans as to how we could lose our quality of life and way of life. Most of Montana’s environmental laws were passed in the 70’s. As I look back at the 70’s, I realize how Dan allowed me to get involved in the many different issues facing our resources as he became the elder Statesman.
The Allenspur Dam idea became a hard sell after the Teton Dam failed on June 5, 1976. Teton Dam was an earthen built dam as Allenspur was to be
built. Also both dam sights have a major earthquake fault line running through the dam sight.

Another important issue Dan led was keeping Armstrong’s Spring Creek open to the public. During the 60’s Depuy’s Spring Creek was leased by a few individuals from the Denver area and no one else was allowed to fish it. The O’Hairs, owners of Armstrong Spring Creek, met Dan and said they would like to keep their spring creek open to the public. Dan enlisted the Yellowstone River Chapter (before Joe Brooks died) of TU to lease the Armstrong’s Spring Creek. Dan raised the money from different fishing companies. Eventually this concept did not work, but it set the founda- tion for fee fishing in effect today. The spring creeks could easily be unavailable to all of us now.

What I remember most about Dan was the advice he gave those who came to learn about the issues. His passion for the river flowed from his words.
He would tell them nothing will change unless you get involved. He would then tell them the many ways they could help.

After Dan died Helen died a month latter. The Joe Brooks Chapter of TU formed the Dan & Helen Bailey Memorial Fund. Norman McClain was
one of the earliest recipients. I would like to read a quote from his acceptance speech.

“The truth is I never met either Dan or Helen, but there have been times when I have thought that is one of the reasons why I was selected. If a man or woman lives after death only in the memory of those who were close to him then he will not have a very long or extensive afterlife. One’s friends are limited and mortal. But people like me who did not know the Baileys but admired them greatly and number in the hundreds of thousands are bigger and more durable then reality and make legends that will continue to remain long after us.””

The First Cast Fly Shop

TFC Custom Fly Reels

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Redington Fly Tying Tools

Redington Fly Reels

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Echo / Airflow Fly Reels

Vision Fishing

Vision Fly Reels

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Vision in Flyfishing – Worlwide

Fly Fishing is not only a fun sport for us. We at Vision also love developing fly tackle and promoting this great way of using your valuable free time. Being serious but having fun at the same time and not forgetting the main issues of fly fishing has taken us to the position we have today. There’s Vision in fly fishing in over 30 countries world wide.

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Guideline Fly Fishing – Rods, Reels, Fly Lines Waders, Boots & Accessories

About Guideline:

Guideline Fly Fishing Rods

Guideline Fly Fishing Rods.

“Guideline is a leading Scandinavian fly fishing tackle brand. We have more than 20 years of experience in designing and developing own products. Guideline have a wide range of products that fits all levels of skills and expectations.

Guideline Fly Fishing Sunglasses

Guideline Fly Fishing – Sunglasses.

Fly fishermen and the techniques we practise are demanding more and more of the equipment we use. Fly fishing have developed to be a year around hobby or lifestyle as we like to call it. All in all this is leading to higher demands of quality. We live and practise under the slogan: It’s all about the experience, therfore our staff always secure top quality products.”

See here for Guideline Canada’s comprehensive line-up and then contact us for details.

Guideline Fly Fishing Fly Lines

Guideline Fly Fishing – Fly Lines.

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Pflueger Fly Reels

Pflueger Fly Reels

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About Pflueger:

“Since 1881 the Pflueger name has been part of the fishing industry when Ernest F. Pflueger founded a fish hook company called the Enterprise Manufacturing Company. When his son Earnest A. Pflueger took over the family business and founded the E.A. Pflueger Company, he expanded the company from a hook manufacturer to all aspects of fishing tackle & gear. In 1916 the first Pflueger Baitcast reel was manufactured in Akron, Ohio, and became a benchmark of the fishing reel industry. The Pflueger spinning reel was introduced in 1954. Over the years Pflueger continues to be one of the world’s leading rod and reel manufacturers.

The legendary line of Pflueger reels & rods are designed for the discriminating angler. Our wide & varied product line has something for every angler, & now includes:

Baitcast Reels & Combos
Spinning Reels & Combos
Ultralite Reels & Combos
Bigwater Spinning Reels & Combos
Bigwater Trolling Reels & Combos
Fly Reels
Fly Kits
Our products are world famous for their innovation, dependability & attention to detail. Pflueger continues to combine pride in craftsmanship and commitment to new technology to create a line of superior fishing products. Pflueger has produced quality fishing products for over 120 years & quality remains our #1 priority. Simply put, Pflueger Products Perform.

If you currently use Pflueger products, we thank you for being a loyal consumer. If you haven’t tried Pflueger reels and rods, we hope you’ll get acquainted with excellence in fishing tackle.”

Okuma

Okuma Fly Reels

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About Okuma Fishing Tackle

For us at Okuma Fishing Tackle, fishing is a life-long adventure. Collectively, none of us fish as often, catch as many, or are as consistently successful as we would like, and thankfully so. Fishing is not a destination; it’s an endless pursuit that begins long before we ever get to the water. The anticipation of the next opportunity is as valuable as the time spent on the water.

At Okuma, we craft the tools for the journey. From entry-level through expert, every rod and reel is constructed not only to execute, but also to excite, energize and exhilarate. From feeling the tap, tap, tap of a drift rig searching its way along the bottom of a steelhead stream, to turning a lifeless lead jig into a fleeing bait-fish in the salt, every cast, crank, bobber down and hookup are the rich details of the journey.

Our singular goal is to advance the experience; to extract more from every day on the water. We pursue that goal through the development of forward-thinking materials like C-40X long carbon fiber framing in the all-new Helios and RTX spinning reels.We inspire action with a new line of Cruz popping rods. And we make these experiences accessible to everyone with right and left hand designs like new Cold Water premium line counter reels.

As we look across the country, the road ahead is filled with tremendous opportunities and some truly exceptional fisheries. We look forward to sharing them with you.

Okuma Fishing Tackle Corporation

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https://www.okumafishing.com