I was interested in the reels of the icelandic company Einarsson for quite a long time. I often grab them at my dealer and „play“ with them. Not the cheapest reels on the market, but definitely one of the best. I really like the closed frame. You don’t often find closed frames.
With other reels it often happens, that when you use mono shooting line, it slips between the spool and the frame and that really sucks! A closed frame makes the reel also very strong by lightweight construction.
Well, here it is, my new Einarsson 5Plus. Perfectly machined reel with a super smooth sealed break. The colors name is „champagne“ and it fits perfect to my Sage One rods. For a stylish guy like me, matching colors of the tackle is very important! ;-)
I bought it for my 6 and 7 weights, but you can fish it on a 5 weight with no problems. I guess it could also work on a 8 weight, when using very thin backing.
This is a Gammarus pattern, weighted with thin lead foil tied on a shrimp hook # 12. Super simple fly. Lead on the hook, some antennas or legs made from Coq de Lon, mono for ribbing, Pro Sportfisher Gammarus Shell black on clear coated with Bug Bond UV Resin, SLF Saltwater Dub fluo shell pink and tying thread. That’s it! Tasty! ;-)
To be honest, I’m not a fan of czech nymphing. I just love to cast with a flyrod. Czech nymphing is super effectiv, no doubt about that. It’s just too less casting for my liking… ;-)
The Czech Nymphs on the other hand are pretty cool flies. I didn’t fish them much in the past, but I want to try them in the next season, especially the ones with a little hot spot. This is quite hard for me, because I got a lot more faith in natural colors. Maybe I was wrong all the time, we’ll see….
Czech Nymphs should be weighted AND as slim as possible to sink fast. That’s not the easiest task. You have to find the right amount of dubbing. Less is more!
I look forward testing them in a nice stream for trout and grayling. :-)