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3-way Drag AlarmThe mechanism on the fly reel that makes noise when the spool is turned. All Fly Logic fly reels allow the user to adjust to three settings; quiet-click, whisper-click, or silent. A Fly Logic exclusive!

 

AbdomenThe hindmost part of the body of an insect or crustacean.
Adams FlyThe most common mayfly pattern used throughout the U.S. Its parts are similar to many common mayfly imitations.
Advanced Compound TaperInstead of a straight line from fly rod butt to tip, the Advanced Compound Taper (ACT) increases the degree of taper near the tip of the rod. To visualize this, a straight taper would look like an inverted V and the ACT is shaped like the Washington Monument. The result is a "forgiving" tip that makes a fly rod a great casting and fishing tool.
Alignment TrianglesTriangles on each rod section of the Fly Logic Optimum Plus Series for lining up the sections. A Fly Logic exclusive!
Anadromous FishFish that live part or most of their adult life in saltwater but spawn in freshwater.
AnodizedTo treat the surface of a metal by making it the anode of an electrolytic bath. Color is added after the anode process (come Fly Logic Optimum Series reels feature a two-color process such as Midnight Blue or Mossy Green).
AntAn ant fly pattern used when fishing rivers and lakes for trout, bass, and panfish.
Arbor KnotUsed for tying line to the reel.
AttractorAn artificial fly that will excite a fish to strike even though it does not resemble any specific natural food.

 

Back CastThe portion of a fly cast that is directing fly line behind the angler.
BackingNylon or Dacron line tied between the fly line and the reel to act as additional line if a longer length than the fly line is required to play a fish.
Bar StockWhen referring to fly reels, bar stock is typically high-quality aluminum that is in a tube-like form prior to being machined into a spool for frame.
BarbThe raised cut section of a hook immediately behind the point. It is designed to prevent the hook from coming out of the fish's mouth.
BeetleA beetle dry fly pattern used when fishing rivers and lakes for trout, bass, and panfish.
BendThe self-descriptive, radial portion of a hook.
Blood KnotUsed for joining two monofilament lines.
Braided LoopA loop connector that slides over either end of the fly line and is fixed there with glue or a heat-shrink sleeve. Used for loop-to-loop connections of the leader or shooting line to the fly line.
Brassie FlyA midge pupa imitation used when fishing rivers and lakes for trout, bass, and panfish.

 

Catch and ReleaseSport angling for fish and releasing them back immediately alive and unharmed.
Center LineA brake mechanism that functions and is located in the center of a fly reel.
Ceramic InsertsA common appliance found in the inner diameter of a fly rod guide. This is the surface that fly line grazes while shooting through the guides.
Clinch KnotUsed for tying flies to tippets or leaders.
Clouser MinnowA bait fish imitation created by Bob Clouser and used in rivers, lakes, and saltwater when fishing for trout, bass, panfish, and saltwater fish.
Compara-Dun FlyA no-hackle, deer-wing dry fly.
Counter BalanceTypically, the stainless-steel button located opposite of a fly reel handle to "counter" the weight of the handle and "balance" the spool.

 

Damsel FlyA damsel nymph imitation used when fishing rivers and lakes for trout, bass, and panfish (looks like the larger Dragon Fly).
DeceiverA bait fish fly imitation used in saltwater fishing.
Disc DragOne of the best developments in fly reels, this drag is usually adjustable and functions somewhat like the disc brakes on an automobile. Using a disc drag will help anyone land more fish.
Double HaulInvolves hauling on both the forward and backward strokes. (See haul).
Drag KnobThe part of the fly reel that adjusts the brake tension when line is pulled off the reel by the fly fisher or a fish. All Fly Logic fly reels feature knobs that are easy to grasp and centrally located.
Dry FlyFlies that are designed to float on the surface of the water.
Dual-Weight Logicª line systemThis system allows one rod to manage two sizes of fly line. Lighter lines for dry flies and heavier for nymphing and casting in windy conditions.
DunTerm used to describe an adult aquatic insect following emergence from the water.

 

EggA reproductive body containing the germ and food yolk of fish, enclosed in a membranous or shell-like covering.
Elk-Hair Caddis FlyA dry fly that imitates a caddis -- used in rivers and lakes when fishing for trout, bass, or panfish.
ElongationA fly rod's flex under pressure.
EmergerAn aquatic insect in the process of rising to the surface and changing to a flying adult form. Often will have an attached trailing shuck which feeding fish may key on.
EyeThe opening of the hook which tippet or leader attaches.

 

False CastAn overhead cast in which the fly and line do not touch the water but move forward and backward mid-air.
False HookedAccidentally hooking a fish in areas other than the mouth.
Feeding LaneOnly found in bodies of water with flowing current, feeding lanes are usually found where fast and slow water converge to create a conveyor belt of food traveling by the fish.
FerruleA connection between rod sections.
Fighting ButtAn extension (usually cork), of the fly rod immediately behind the reel seat -- normally found on fly rods seven weight or larger.
FlexRefers to the action of a fly rod -- where the rod bends when casting and fighting a fish.
FloatantMaterial applied to flies and leaders in order to cause them to float on the surface of the water. Typically sold in liquid or paste form, although dry shake crystals have recently been found on the market.
Floating LineA fly line designed to float on the surface of the water. Typically used for dry fly fishing and shallow water nymphing.
Fluorocarbon LeaderA relatively new material on the market that appears more stealth-like in the water and has a greater abrasion resistance.
Fly LineA weighted line which is cast to deliver a fly to the desired location. Can be found in many densities, weights, colors, and tapers.
Fly Line Weight ClassificationA measurement in grains for the first 30 feet of a fly line. The weight will determine what size of fly rod can be used to cast the line.
Fly ReelA fly reel is used to store line, provide smooth braking, and to counterbalance the weight of the fly rod during the casting process. Can be found in many different weights and with different drag mechanisms.
Fly RodThe type of fishing rod used to cast the fly line. Historically built with bamboo canes and fiberglass, but now almost exclusively with carbon graphite.
Forward CastThe portion of a fly cast that is directing fly line in front of the angler.
Full Wells LogicGripªA rod grip with a larger, tapered shape toward the tip of the rod, allowing the angler to leverage their thumb comfortably, making for a more powerful cast.
fxIIThe standard graphite composite material used on all Premium Series fly rods. Actions range from medium to medium-fast.
fxIIIA light weight, high-performance graphite composite material used on all Premium Plus Series fly rods. Actions range from medium-fast to fast.
fxIVThe lightest, high-performance graphite composite material used on all premier Fly Logic fly rods like the Optimum and Optimum Plus Series. Actions vary from fast to ultra-fast.

 

GapeThe distance between the shank and point of a hook.
Graphite CompositeA soft, black, lustrous form of carbon found in nature and used for fly rods, lubricants, electrodes, etc.
GrasshopperA dry fly grasshopper pattern used when fishing rivers and lakes for trout, bass, and panfish.
Greased LineFly line with an application of paste or dressing to enhance flotation.

 

HackleAny soft-stemmed feather with non-adhering barbules. Typically used to refer to hen or rooster chicken feathers.
Hare's Ear FlyAn imitation of a mayfly nymph used when fishing streams and lakes for trout, bass, and panfish.
HaulWhen casting a fly rod, the person will pull fly line with the free hand while executing the casting stroke. Due to the leverage created, this motion will increase the flex of the rod tip and thereby, speed the line to shoot with ease.
HemostatsA plier tool used for removing a fly from the fish's mouth or crimping split shot.
Hidden HoodHidden under the cork grip, this portion of a reel seat accepts the foot of a fly reel.
HippersHip waders that cover to the upper thigh and are suspended from the belt on your pants.
Hybrid fxIV and fxIIIThis hybrid mix of fxIII and fxIV graphite composite materials make the Optimum Series fly rods very versatile casting and fishing tools. Actions range from medium-fast to fast.

 

LanyardA cord worn around the neck used for attaching tools.
Large ArborThe inner diameter of a fly reel spool that is normally larger than conventional spools.
LarvaSub-surface stage of development of an aquatic insect, typically before it emerges to the waters surface.
LeaderSection of line used between the fly line and the tippet. Often purchased as a tapered section, but can be assembled by tying successively smaller diameter sections of monofiliment.
Left or Right Hand RetrieveThis refers to the hand used to reel in fly line.
Light Cahill FlyAn imitation of tan mayflies used when fishing rivers and lakes for trout, bass, and panfish.
Line CapacityA measurement of backing capacity in yards when the spool is loaded with fly line.
Line WeightThe weight of fly line is denoted by a number rating from 1 to 15 -- the higher the number, the heavier the line. The weight of a fly line propels the fly and longer casts requires a heavier line. Conversely, light weight lines are suited for delicate casts.
Logic Line ShieldA Delrin¨ fixture attached to the bottom of the Premium Series fly reel that saves reel and line from abrasion wear.
LogicGripªA special cork grip shape found on all Fly Logic rods. This shape assures comfortable and correct hand position.

 

Marabou LeechOne of the larger fly patterns that represent leeches by using marabou feathers.
MatrixThe mix of graphite and resin of a fly rod.
Medium Half Wells LogicGripªA mid-sized cork fly rod grip that has the standard full-wells, flared butt section and a tapered cigar-type head. Usually, this type of grip is used on five and six weight rods.
Modulus MythSuggesting that performance and quality are caused by a rod's modulus rating is not only misleading, it's incorrect. Beware, there are no industry standards that exist to rate modulus fairly or accurately -- a case in point is the array of $30 - $60 spin cast rods whose manufacturers tout a high modulus moniker.

 

Nail KnotUsed for tying two lines of different diameters together. Commonly found when attaching fly line and leader materials together.
NippersA small tool used to cut and trim the fly line, leader, or tippet material.
NymphNymph flies sink below the water's surface. They resemble the larvae of insects and crustaceans naturally located throughout the water column.

 

One-way clutchAnother term for torque converter. A patented feature of the Optimum Series fly reel that ensures "tippet-friendly" drag engagement with zero startup inertia. It's the ultimate in smooth drag systems.
Oversize GuidesA special feature found on all Fly Logic fly rods allowing a larger diameter for fly line to travel through. Blind field testing confirmed that the leading custom rod builders are correct... oversize guides maximize line delivery.
Oversize guides & tip-topFly Logic's blind field testing confirmed that the leading custom rod builders are correct. Oversize (larger than standard) snake guides enhance casting performance and that's why this feature standard for every Fly Logic fly rod.

 

Palming SurfaceThe fly reel's outer spool flange. Can be used as a braking surface by "palming" or gently applying pressure to the outer diameter of the spool rim.
Pheasant Tail FlyAn imitation of caddis and mayfly nymphs used when fishing streams and lakes for trout, bass, and panfish.
PopperAn imitation of a frog, water bug, or bait fish used when fishing rivers and lakes for trout, bass, and panfish.
Powder Coat FinishA corrosion-resistant metal protectant that is applied in powder form and baked to seal the material to the surface.
PresentationThe placement of the fly on or below the water. Also describes the fly's path and action on the water.
PupaSub-surface larval stage of aquatic insect development.

 

Ratchet and Pawl EngagementTwin to a gear and tooth, a fly reel with ratchet and pawl engagement locks the spool into the drag mechanism.
Reel FootThe part of the fly reel that attaches to the fly rod.
Reel SeatThe part of a fly rod, just behind the rod handle, where the fly reel is fastened.
RiffleThe section of a stream where the water flows shallowly and rapidly over an irregular bottom so that the surface riffles. Also refers to a water surface slightly disturbed by the wind.
Rod SockA cloth bag for protecting the fly rod.
Roll CastUsed when wind or obstructions prevent a normal backcast. Tilt the rod back until the line is behind the shoulder, then make a normal forward cast.

 

ScudTerm used for freshwater shrimp.
ShankThe long backbone of a hook.
Silicon Carbide Stripper GuideA durable and slick material used as an appliance found in the inner diameter of a fly rod guide. This is the surface that fly line grazes while shooting through the guides.
Single HaulA method of increasing line speed during pickup, back cast, or forward cast. Accomplished by pulling on the fly line with the free hand.
Single-foot GuideDiffers from the snake guide in that only one foot is used to attach the guide to the fly rod. This wire appliance, typically made from stainless-steel, has the appearance of a lasso or hoop through which the line travels.
Sinking LineA fly line designed to sink below the surface of the water for getting a wet fly or streamer down deeper. Can be found with different sink rates for different fishing styles.
Small Half Wells LogicGripªA small-sized cork fly rod grip that has the standard full-wells, flared butt section and a tapered cigar-type head. Usually, this type of grip is used on fly rods four weight and smaller.
Snake GuideThis wire appliance, typically made from stainless-steel, is a two-footed, wire-loop designed to hold the fly line close to the fly rod shaft. Its shape slightly resembles a snake.
SpindleThe male, center shaft of a fly reel which locks into the female portion of the spool.
SpinnerAn adult aquatic insect after laying its eggs on the surface of the water.
Spool InterchangeThe ability to change spools -- which may contain different line types -- of the fly reel.
Spool InterchangeThe ability to take a spool off a fly reel frame (typically to excahnge lines). All Fly Logic reels feature easy spool interchange with no tools required!
Strain RateThe strength of the graphite per square inch and resistance to fracture under load.
StreamerFlies, usually made of feathers or hair, that resemble small fish or minnows.
Strike IndicatorA strike indicator is a tiny float used on the leader. It is usually a piece of bright tubing, putty, yarn-like material, or a small ball placed on the leader.
Stripper GuideThe first large guide on the butt section of a fly rod above the rod handle. It is designed to reduce line friction and enhance casting and retrieving. Some fly rods have two or more of these guides.
StrippingThe act of rapidly retrieving a fly and fly line that involves making a series of fast pulls on the fly line with the free hand.

 

Tailing LoopsWhen the line crosses itself. This casting error is the cause of wind knots.
Terminal TackleThe hooks, weights, and other tackle attached on or near the end of the fishing line which is disposable and frequently replenished.
TerrestrialTerm used to describe land-based insects which are often food for fish.
ThoraxThe middle segment between the head and abdomen of an insect.
Tip-TopThe last guide ring at the tip of the rod.
TippetEven diameter monofiliment section between the leader and the fly.
Tippet AnchorAvailable on Fly Logic Optimum Series fly reels, this feature anchors tippet to the reel frame after use. This innovation ends frustration over crimped tippets and the inevitable fumbling to find the tag end.
Torque ConverterA patented feature of the Optimum Series fly reel that ensures "tippet-friendly" drag engagement with zero startup inertia. It's the ultimate in smooth drag systems.
Type 3The ultimate in corrosion-resistant anodize, type 3 is the standard for all Optimum and Optimum Plus Series reel seats.

 

Uplocking Ring(s)A reel seat in which the rings screw up from the butt toward the tip of the rod to hold the reel in place.

 

WadersProtective outer layer used to keep the angler dry when in water. Commonly available in hip or chest versions and made of neoprene, nylon, or a breathable-like material.
Wading BeltA protective waist-high belt worn on the exterior of chest waders to keep them from quickly filling with water if the angler falls in.
Wading ShoesShoes worn over waders, generally with cleated or felt soles.
WeightedUsually referring to lead weight added to a fly pattern.
Wet FlyFlies below the surface of water. They imitate a emerging, swimming or drowning insects, small fish, or crustacean.
Winding CheckThe ornamental appliance just above the cork grip.
Woolly WormA wet fly with a woolly body and hackle. This pattern is typically retrieved with short strips since it imitates small fish and other swimming critters.