The new Deschutes V3 is now available from FFB. Click here to see why we are proud Pro Staff and supporters of Carl Craig and FFB's products and generous spirit.
The drag, similar to previous versions is easily adjusted with the knob shown above. The new Version 3 drag is super sensitive and a slight turn of the knob increases or decreases pressure in small but noticeable increments. We had the opportunity to put a few nice fish on the reel recently on light drag and were solidly impressed!
Fully loaded, as described above, the Deschutes, CNC crafted from aircraft quality aluminum, weighed in at 5.5 ounces, about and ounce lighter than the earlier V2. Full specs are available on the link above.
All in all, at the bargain price point, this is a beautiful addition to your arsenal and perfect for a dollar conscious newcomer to fly fishing. Everett, Matt and I will be taking it out west later this month to the spring creeks in Montana and the classic cutthroat streams in Yellowstone National Park.
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