Carry your fly rod and still have two hands free with the Tulli FRR Sling
Total Score: 8.83
When it comes to steady innovation bassers seem to have all the fun. There’s
always a new reel, rod, or lure for bassmen, but what about fly-fishermen? While
new products are introduced each season many fly anglers prefer to rely on the tools they know work
for them, and prefer instead to use that trusted rod and reel for countless
seasons. The Tulli FRR sling is intended to be an affordable yet innovative
product that is designed to make it easier for fly fishermen to carry their
outfit and protect their investment.
Tulli FRR Sling Specifications
Loops & Velcro|
Sportgear.ca has produced
quality fishing gear for a few years now, and has branched into new vests for
kayakers and even their own lineup of Kenai drift rods. They are most known for
their Tulli fly fishing chest pack, and the FRR sling features the same sturdy
construction and basic aesthetics. As with most of the Tulli products the FRR
sling is designed to offer more features over what is already available on the
market. Rather than simply build a reel patch the designers at Tulli created a
product that not only protects your fly reel but increases the portability of
your entire fly outfit.
The FRR Sling can protect reels by
themselves or mounted on a rod
World Test: To test the FRR Sling we head to the Eastern Sierras. Here there
is a bounty of rivers teeming with both wild and stocked trout, offering anglers
plenty of action. Part of the enjoyment of fly fishing is being so close to
nature, and some of the best fishing is found in less accessible areas. Getting
to those spots sometimes means wading across wider expanses of the water.
Anglers often make the trek with a wading staff in hand, and their fly rod in
the other. With the FRR sling we wanted to test how easy it was to both make use
of the pouch, as well as how well it protected gear, and whether the over the
shoulder design truly improved angler mobility.
Close the flap and the reel is
Operation: The FRR Sling is basically a reel pouch integrated together with
a over the shoulder strap. There are three sizes to accommodate a variety of
reels ranging from 3.5” to 4.5” diameters in size. The reel pouch can hold reels
by themselves or attached to a rod. Simply open up the top flap which is secured
with Velcro and drop in the reel.
Attach the closure strap over your
rod blank and the sling is ready to be carried over your shoulder
If you want to carry your
assembled fly outfit all you need to do is clasp the Velcro closure strap over
the blank about 25-30% up the blank depending on the length of your rod. We
found that the entire outfit could balance easily with the strap over our
shoulders. We also found that it was possible to sling the rod over your back
like a rifle.
The FRR Sling carried in forward
position. It is possible to balance the rod and have both hands free
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