L5W Fly Reel from Danielsson
From time to time I will make some personal recommendations in relation to fishing gear I have used that works – this is one of those times – Jim Hendrick
This reel has its origin in the LW series which was the first properly sold fly reel according to standards. The design is tested in a pressure chamber for optimum lockout properties against water and dirt. In principle, you can use and abuse this reel and it just works…time after time.
This is why the L5W is so popular among guides whose very livelihood depends upon their equipment. For the recreational angler, it will exceed expectations. Take on your dream trip and know with complete certainty and confidence that it will function as it is supposed to.
All components of the reel are well proportioned to each other, there are no weak links. Every detail is carefully designed for maximum reliability and the result is a piece of equipment that lasts a lifetime. For example, Danielsson lock the spool with a clamp coupling that is common in industrial applications. It is an extremely reliable locking mechanism that never lets go. To remove, just unscrew the lock knob with a few turns, lift and twist the spool triangle. As the lock knob does not need to be removed, there is no risk that any foreign material can enter the mechanism. This is an elegant solution that Danielsson alone offer!
The braking system features a multi-plate disc stack which properly distributes the braking energy. There is no risk of overload. Danielsson were the first to offer this technology in a fly reel and the function is a result of their experience. The choice of materials in disc brakes is also very important. It is common in the industry to employ carbon matrix materials, but these steadily degrade over time and lose their effectiveness. Danielsson use a polymer composite that maintains its integrity even during severe temperature shocks such as the result of a long hard run. Like the Control, the user’s manual includes instructions for custom-configuration of the braking system so that you may further fine-tune the system to your personal preferences.
The reel comes in three different sizes, ranging from trout to salmon fishing. A nice detail is that the spool from L5W 4seven fits the L5W 6nine and vice-versa. Saltwater is no problem at all, it can handle it splendidly. Danielsson know the price is reasonable; particularly with respect to the fact that this reel retains its value and will become an heirloom – a product to treasure.
Danielsson L5W features:
- Water and heat resistant casing and brake system in high-end material
- Works equally well wet or dry, warm or cold, under light or heavy load
- Pressure chamber tested; waterproof up to 100m
- Form- and friction-stable brake discs in unique materials
- Configurable brake system in 3 levels
- Corrosion-resistant high-tensile aluminum
- Components in stainless steel
- Large drag knob; easy-adjust braking action
- Adjustable brake with minimum and maximum position of 330°
- Click in both directions (can be turned off )
- Spool change with simple operation
- Fast line retrieval
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