Cortland's Vista Turbine Fly Reel
What is one of the most common features that most anglers look for when choosing a fly reel? If you answered 'a smooth drag system', then you join the multitude of other anglers searching for the very ultimate in drag systems.
According to Cortland, "A turbine impeller is immersed in a special multi-viscosity fluid that produces zero inertial friction at start up. Drag is automatically increased as a fish increases speed. There is no drag adjustment necessary--drag pressure is immediately increased or decreased with every movement of the fish."
A review of traditional fly reel drag systems show that existing fly reels have inertial forces that cause the reel to "jerk" at start up of any run. The worst outcome of this is a broken tippet at start up. Also traditional drag systems cause friction causing parts to heat up and wear out. In contrast, the Turbine Drag produces no inertial forces at all. The result is an ultra smooth drag system that isn't hard on those fine tippets. The reel will allow you to "feel the fish" as the drag automatically responds to every movement of the fish.
Other great features are that the fly reels are fully ventilated and counter balanced. The Vista Turbine Reel also has a stainless steel center shaft, wood tone handle, and durable Gray finish.
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