A long time were spent thinking, drawing and testing, and using the better part of a year building this reel until we were satisfied. The brake of Da Vinci is fully sealed, air and water tight. It is based on the use of multi carbon discs, and it can stop virtually anything you could imagine throwing a fly at.
It has been tested on several of the monsters of the sea, but also Danish seatrout and Stripers in the US. It has been heavily tested on some steroid Tunas, Steelhead, atlantic salmon, Tarpon, Giant Trevally, Bonefish and lately on marlin too. The reels always came out on top.
The reel is a bit different in design, therefore it felt natural the name had to be a tribute to an unusual man – Leonardo da Vinci - a man with thoughts centuries ahead of his time...
The Power and smoothness of the brake is the core, the brake knob is as easy to adjust as it can possibly get, covering the full side of the reel housing it is easily adjusted using the flat of the palm, even during the initial rush of some of the bluewater giants. The brake adjustment design also effectively eliminates problems with line tangles.
The reel is CNC cut from aircraft grade aluminium; the frame is cut and designed with one thing in mind – strength.
The da Vinci is simply put built for the outmost performance. We never looked at cheap or easy solutions, we built it as we wanted it.
The brake is a fully closed Carbon multi disc system, build just like a brake of a modern racing car or even a Jet. The da Vinci has an extra feature. We have built high air pressure in the brake house. This ensures that it is impossible for water or sand to enter the brake. Once you have set the reel to left or right hand retrieve you never need to enter the brake again, as it will last your lifetime, and probably your heirs too.
The reel foot stands on an oval base, so that your leader will not be damaged if pull it around the reel foot during transport.
The spool is fixated to the house on an octagon for maximum stability and strength.
The surface of the all parts of this reel is made so that it is maximum saltwater resistant, which is why we use stainless steel parts, and the coloring of the reel is of highest saltwater resistance.
At the international EFTTEX show 2012 held in France, the da Vinci reel was awarded first price as the best fly reel. Take it in your hand and you immediately understand why.
Size Weight Spool Dia/width/Depth
# 5/7 198 g 88/26/15 mm
# 7/9 223 g mm
# 9/11 250 g 102/30/20 mm
# 11/13 275 g 109/31/22 mm