The Cuba trip is fast approaching and that means I’m begging and pleading for gear to be sent to Bonefish on the Brain World Headquarters. Largely, I’ve succeeded. Looks like the packing list is going to include rods/reels/lines from Orvis, Ross, Sage, Redington, Rio and Scientific Angler.
Now, important to note, I don’t get to keep all this stuff. I am forced to send it back to the manufacturer once my trip is done (and I finally get around to it, usually a month late). It’s a great opportunity to get my hands on some gear and see how it feels in the field. The good stuff will get talked about and the stuff that wasn’t so awesome (of which there is surprisingly little) doesn’t (unless you ask me directly).
One of the reels I’ll be sporting is the F1 from Ross. I’m excited to see this reel in action after seeing it in a couple of places over the past year.
It comes from 2 wt. to 9 wt., so I won’t be putting it on any Tarpon rods, but I should get to pace some bonefish on it. Very much looking forward to seeing how it performs. Field and Stream just gave it the blue ribbon for best new reel of 2011.