Would You Buy a Reel With Scales

(Jason Bryant photo)

That’s scales in the on-the-fish sense, not a reel that can weigh your fish…though that would be cool….

Check the photo at left, from Jason Bryant’s Icast blog. It’s an Ardent reel patterned in what Jason called Fishouflage…don’t know if that’s a trade name or what.

Made me think of this:

The fly folks are putting trout and saltwater scale patterns on all kinds of gear – reels, fly boxes, snips, flashlights, belt buckles, you name it. I think it’s kinda cool. [And btw here it shows a bunch of different fish pattern fly reels – all kinds o’ fish including peacock bass and carp, but no smallie or largie! WTH?]

Wish the bassin’ manufacturers did it too, though I’m sure it’s just a matter o’ time.

I NEED the very first smallie-pattern reel. I vote to use the pattern on Tennessee smallies….




  1. Chad Keogh

    July 14, 2011 at 8:06 pm

    If you’re going to do a smallie pattern reel, better make it a spinning reel since it’s the number one tool of the northern smallie hunters…

  2. Dwain

    July 14, 2011 at 11:50 pm

    fishoflauge is a real thing, but thats not it. That just looks like an attempt at a carbon fiber look on a reel.

  3. Rich Arnold

    July 15, 2011 at 7:38 am

    Nope! I think it is ridiculous…I would not own one.

  4. 5bites

    July 15, 2011 at 12:24 pm

    Thankfully that reel comes in different colors. But yea it’s fake carbon fiber which is a huge no-no.

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