Imagine that you are on the river bank, casting to a fish, shivering in readiness for the take. Suddenly you can feel your line stretching, your rod bends and the energy from the fish surges through your tackle. You are into the fight, as the synapses fire off in your brain the pleasure which every fly fishermen knows so well consumes you, holding you transfixed in the moment. Until you are snapped back to reality as the line breaks or the hook pulls out!
This is where our new way comes into play. The drag system that we have designed reduces the required start up inertia by overcoming the breakaway friction as the reel spool begins to spin, alleviating both the shock and the brief delay in allowing line to be dispensed from the reel. This smoother delivery translates into more control at the take and during sudden strong runs.
Let’s wind back and look at the physics. When the fish pulls out line the fly rod bends and what actually happens is that the line, leader and rod are storing this energy. Modern fly reels then convert this stored energy from the fish into heat at the brake system, always with a measurable spike in brake away friction.
The new patented Shock Absorbing Brake (SAB) ensures that the transition in the brake system is softer* compared to leading brands in the reel market.
* Measured and documented by the Icelandic Innovation Centre.
Made in Iceland
The technical revelation ‘Einarsson Fly Fishing’ is presenting to the fly fishing world has the ability to store part of the fish-generated energy in the reel system - for the first time ever brake away friction is zero. Shock tippet is now build in to the reel.
Smoother delivery translates into more control at the take and during sudden strong runs. The system will level out shockwaves during the fight, such as those from jumping and head shaking of the fish. This invention allows you to experience more pleasure, less snapped leaders and surely more landed fish.
Invictus reels are available in 3 different sizes; 6/8 – 8/10 and 10/12 and are engineered and assembled at our factory in Iceland.
The unique brake system - SAB
The design of the mainframe and spool is sturdy, the design of the brake system is unique and for sure carries the smoothest brake ever made in a fly reel.
2017 versions of the Invictus has a slimmer and lighter design. The drag knob now has 540° adjustment instead of 300°. Clicker (Retched) for drag knob and a new clicker system for with sound in both directions. Stacked up brake pads with stronger brake, on the 8/10 its over 6kg.
For 2017 all Invictus reels have updated engraving and surface finish/anodizing with semi-hard surface layer of approximately 25mµ.
Invictus carry a limited lifetime warranty.
Please note: backing can add 3-5 days to the shipping estimate
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