I promised a photo of my new tying desk, and here it is. Getting the desk has prompted me to reorganize my tying materials. It’s going to be a big job. The desk was a gift from Jacqulyn.
New TVangler Classifieds Item!
Posting Date: July 18, 2009
Item: Bill Ballan Heirloom Trout Fly Reel
Available Pending Sold!
Price: $100 + $5 Shipping
Description: This is a classically-styled fly reel by Bill Ballan. I’ve used the reel for two years now, and I really like it. It doesn’t have an adjustable drag, and it works equally well in either right or left-hand retrieve. It screams delightfully when a trout takes drag. I would put Bill Ballan’s reels somewhat below the upper end classic reels, but they’re great for someone who likes the classic look and still wants good performance. It looks great on a bamboo rod. The only thing wrong with this one is a scratch in the finish near one of the screws on the side plate. Looks like someone let a screwdriver slip when trying to remove the cover. The reel comes spooled with a good Cortland Peach DT5 line. This reel is being sold new for $225. The first person to email me can have this one for $100 plus $5 shipping. After two weeks, the price goes down to $75. Check out the TVangler Classifieds page for all the details.