Friday, January 29, 2010

Stradic Ci4 Arrives in 2500 Size!

Multimedia message, originally uploaded by Western Sport Shop.

Just arrived! Stradic ci4 2500!

Check it out here!

Thursday, January 14, 2010

New Book - Sight Fishing for Trout

Another new title just arriving - by Landon Mayer.

New Book - Fly Tying Made Clear and Simple II

Advanced techniques on fly tying by Skip Morris. Skip is the guy who set the benchmark intro tying book - Fly Tying Made Clear and Simple.

Excellent photographs and clear instructions. It's bound in a softbound, spiral format, so you can easily flip the pages around for more tying bench space. A perfect book to while away the winter months.

Wednesday, January 13, 2010

New Shimano Stradic CI4

New Shimano Stradic CI4, originally uploaded by Western Sport Shop.

Wasn't sure when these were going to show up - we ordered 'em a while back. Just got them in this past week. So far, just the 1000 series size, but whoa! are these smooth and light!

Ideal for a light trout setup - hopefully the 2500's will show up soon!
(The color is a little off because we used a flash on this photo)

The word from the Shimano site -
"CI4 stands for Carbon Interfusion with the 4 referring to the number of electrons in the Carbon atom. Ultimately, this means CI4 is reinforced Carbon Fiber.

It is over one and a half times stronger than our normal XT-7 graphite and is over 20% lighter. Because it does not contain metal, it is impervious to rust.

So, as a result of its strength and weight, we can create an extremely lightweight reel with very precise tolerances."

Now in stock at both locations - not sure how many of these we'll get, so don't delay!

Here are a couple more photos to get you even more excited -

Shimano Stradic CI4 - 1000 series

Dazzling in the Sun!

New Book - "Single-Handed Spey Casting" by Simon Gawesworth

New Book - "California's Best Fly Fishing" by Chip O'Brien