There are two key characteristics when it comes to a wading waistcoat – it must be lightweight and have plenty of storage space for fly boxes, spare spools and accessories, so that everything is close to hand when you really need it. This waistcoat certainly ticks all the boxes as it features six external zipped pockets, plus four Velcro versions on top of the two zipped waist pockets.
It’s important to ensure you’re protected from the elements when out on the bank, so you need clothing that will keep out the wind and the rain, but at the same time make you feel comfortable as you move about.
“Cast further and with more accuracy” was the brief to the Daiwa team when it set about creating the NewEra SLR range of rods. So, as you can imagine, there is a lot of technology involved in this 9ft, 5-wt, four-piece model.
Funky-looking top-end fly reels are something that we all dream about owning. Sadly, some of them you’d need to look at remortgaging your house to own! This amazing-looking bit of kit from Daiwa will not break the bank and it looks and performs like those, ‘if only I could afford it’ fly reels.