Smoothest drags are also 3X stronger; two of eight reel models priced under $50
PORT RICHEY, Fla. – Back when fishing’s “Bass Professor” Doug Hannon began designing and engineering WaveSpin Reels in 2003, his main goal was eliminating the tangles inherent in spinning reels – especially the ubiquitous smooth-faced shaped spool used for over 60 years.
Not only did he succeed with the “radical” wave spool design and in growing the award winning company — now eight guaranteed no-tangle reels each launching longer bird-nest free casts — Hannon backed them with one of the smoothest and most dynamic drag performance systems that exceed reels over the $500 price point.
“While most premium reel builders will brag if they have even a six disc drag system, each WaveSpin model has a 10 disc front drag,” said Hannon. “Since they work by surface area, that doubling of the number of discs increases the drag by four times (2 X 2), starting us off the bat with a 200-300% advantage.”
Three times stronger drag tension; smooth, never a ratcheting effect:
“A normal 3000, or 30 size reel will reach 9-13 pounds of drag tension,” said Russ Riley, WaveSpin’s president. “Our 3000 sizes produce about 32 pounds of drag tension – three times stronger. Our drag’s components are time-tested with proven materials that won’t fail and a proprietary lubricant that keeps them smooth. You never have to touch or service the drag. It’s stable for life. And, unlike other drags, the more it runs, the smoother it gets.”
Heat tolerance is important in any drag. The variety of extreme properties in the Hannon Blue Speed lubricant used is all stable to 500F. WaveSpin drags are capable of working in every severe environment from well below zero to the hottest place on earth, without negative affect.
Doug Hannon set out to, and accomplished, building the smoothest drag possible. The by-product of developing such a drag was that in doing so he also developed drags that can produce more drag tension than what would ever be used in any fishing situation; smoothness was the ultimate goal.
“The addition of this special lubricant increases the drag performance to many times that of conventional reel drags with extreme properties not found in any other drag. Amazingly, it delivers drag tensions that exceed the 60 lbs. necessary to twist the stainless steel spool shaft in their largest model. Even at these settings it is no-jerk-silk-smooth with pressures close to the break strength of the line. It will run so slowly that you can’t feel it stop or start, the ultimate test of smoothness for any drag,” added Riley.
That fact hasn’t been lost on the tens of thousand anglers, including over a hundred fishing writers and outdoor show hosts who have purchased and actively use WaveSpins.
“I’ve bought six various sized WaveSpins over the years knowing I’d finally resolve my tangle issues and I did,” said Doug Markham, outdoor host on Nashville’s WTN, 99.7 FM. “I rely heavily on drag systems for everything I catch, from river smallmouth to tailwater stripers where current is always present. From their price to the drag system, to their performance and durability, everything about the reels has made me realize I’ve made some great purchases.”
Eight quality models; two priced under $50
The now six-year-old reel company will showcase its eight models at the ICAST fishing tackle trade show in Orlando, July 11 -13, at exhibit #772. The reels are retail priced from $45.95 to $97.95.
WaveSpin’s guaranteed tangle-free reels are marketed at Cabela’s, Bass Pro Shops, and 100′s of independent tackle stores. For more go to WaveSpinReel.com or contact Russ Riley at: 989-967-8426 or Russ@WaveSpinReel.com or ask your dealer to order for you.