Why:I love how versatile this reel is! Whether I'm fishing inland, or out on the coast, I know this reel can handle any fish I put on it (and it has!). I also love the bright blue & gold color combo - add some hot pink backing and it is one good-looking reel.
2023 Adventure Goal:I've been getting into saltwater fishing and would love to experience a big Tarpon on the fly!
Why: I think our Launch series of reels strikes a very unique balance of no compromises, high-end performance at a reasonable price. The Launch 350 is fully machined with superb fit and finish, has a lifetime warranty, and will be any angler's go-to trout reel for years to come. Hard to think of a better gift than that.
2023 Adventure Goal:My adventure goal for 2023 is to spend more time outside with the family! I have three kids…twins that just turned two and a six year old. My wife and I are excited to get out there and explore as a family.
Why: The Launch 325 Triple Play is my go-to set up! It allows me to switch from my euro setup to a dry fly rig with ease. If you want versatility for trout fishing, then this is the reel setup for you!
Why: My favorite Cheeky product is the highly versatile new Sighter Reel. On a recent fishing endeavor, my friends and I were having a ton of luck on our tight-line nymphing setups using various pheasant tails and tungsten prince nymphs. At about noon, the high sun and rising temperatures ignited an all out hatch of Green Drake Mayflies... Luckily, I had my spare spool with floating line and a long, tappered Cheeky Leader in my bag. I tied on a olive parachute, and the rest was history as my friends watched from the bank, wishing they had the versatile Sighter ready to play.
2023 Adventure Goal: A wild brown trout over 24" is my 2023 goal