Last year’s introduction by Guideline of the VOSSO salmon and sea trout reels stimulated such interest that the Scandinavian fly fishing company has followed it up with a smaller version, the VOSSO 68.
Guideline considers VOSSO the strongest and most advanced reel in its range. With its solid build and contemporary black and red design, it has become the cornerstone of the company’s family of fly reels.
The strong, waterproof drag system is constructed around a stack of carbon and stainless discs. The system is controlled by a slightly recessed, large drag knob that offers a broad field of adjustment, eliminating the risk of ‘over adjusting’ in the heat of the battle.
A recessed foot mounted on a truss bar construction positions the reel close to the rod for reduced torque and better balance. The same truss construction is used in all support bars on the reel.
Featuring a slightly oversized diameter, the VOSSO offers fast retrieve and is suitable for salmon, sea trout, steelhead and tropical species.
The 68 version is one of four models. It measures 100 x 50 x 30mm and weighs 198gm. Capacity is 150 metres of 20lb and drag power is 4kg.
Pressed by consumers asking for a trout version, Guideline has also launched the Fario LW, which comes in sizes 24 and 46 and in two colours – black/chrome and bronze.