Traum Reel

We’ve been sent a Traum reel to try out and review, and Gary will fish with it this season. We’re happy to let you know our thoughts on the reel’s performance while sharing our fishing stories with you.

We’ve unboxed the reel and here Gary shares his initial thoughts on the reel’s features.



Mitch with his brown trout

First trout on a fly

Brothers Mitch and Cooper, and Dad Clive, shared some real quality time over three days as complete beginners to fly fishing.

Despite the blustery conditions the duns are still hatching and here is Mitch with his first ever wild brown trout, which he caught on a dry fly.

Photo credit: Gary FranceMitch with his brown trout

Gary with a rainbow trout

A day fishing with my brother

Spent a day fishing with my brother Col. We saw no real action until around 3 o’clock in the afternoon when all hell broke loose and the first few mayfly started to show. For the next hour and a half we had eight good hook-ups and more than 50% were rainbows which went ballistic. Tail walking over the surface was common. We had a great time.

Here is a few of the fish we caught on the day.

Photo credits: Gary France and Colin France

Col with a trout Col with a trout Gary with a rainbow trout