TFF reviews the Scierra Traxion 1 LW Fly Reel
This lightweight reel from Scierra is built from one block of 6061 grade aluminium. The 5/6 model seen here weighs 178g. The reel has a water tight smooth micro adjustable drag system, which is ideal for those anglers who like to play the fish off the reel. The reel comes in four sizes covering a range of line ratings- 2/4, 5/6, 7/9 and 9/11. The U shaped large arbour spool ensures a nice layering of the flyline when winding the line back onto the reel and a smooth release when removing line. There is an easy change system for swapping spools. Spare spools can be bought separately. The reel comes with a neoprene pouch with a Phillips screw driver and spare O ring if you need to change from left hand to right hand wind. The gun smoke metal finish gives this reel a smart look, which will look the part on any rod. This is a tidy reel with models available for both the river and reservoir angler and those who venture out on the small waters. Available from Scierra stockists.
Andy is the Features Editor of Today’s FlyFisher.com following three years as Editor of Total FlyFisher. Andy is a multi-capped England International in both loch-style and bank disciplines. A qualified instructor and lecturer, Andy has a wealth of fishery management experience.