Tag Archives: Paul Hermann

Another Hermann fly reel up for grabs

A couple years ago I had the chance to spend an afternoon learning about reel-making during a visit to Paul Hermann’s workshop in Castine. Hermann, a doctor by trade and a craftsman by choice, had decided to stop making his top-end fly reels, which are coveted by Atlantic salmon anglers. At the time, I may […]

Hermann reel, Thomas and Thomas fly rod up for grabs

Truth is, most of us are never going to own high-end fishing gear. A bamboo fly rod and a top-notch, handmade reel could set you back thousands of dollars, after all. Even if you were willing to write the check for those items, another dilemma lurks: Do you dare actually use your valuable gear while […]