This is the new Generation 2 Deschutes I in Titanium. It is the only Deschutes Fly Reel we have in the Generation 2 model at present. The volume of sales on our Deschutes I reel has been phenominal and despite the "bullet-proof" design, we feel we have improved the new Generation 2 Deschutes I fly reel. As you know, the Deschutes was our first fly reel. Over the course of 4 years and numerous design changes and improvements in all our fly reels, we felt that our best selling fly reel should get an upgrade. We improved the new Generation 2 Deschutes I by placing the one-way bearing in the spool housing and taking it off the reel spindle on the frame. This allows for quick retreive change by simpling unscrewing the cap that holds the bearing in the spool, popping the one-way bearing out, turning the bearing over and re-inserting it into the spool and screwing the bearing cap back on. This change precludes the need to remove the one-way bearing "C" ring from the shaft of the frame and simplifies the retreive change. We hope this modernization effort meets with your satisfaction as we have been complimented on this same technology change in our 2nd generation Potomac (PHWFF) fly reel, the 3rd Generation Green and Fire Hole reels and our newest 4th Generation Snake fly reels. These new Generation 2 Deschutes I in Titanium are available now.
The specifications on the 2nd Generation Deschutes I are the same as the original Deschutes I. The Generation 2 is also a precision machined aluminum reel for 3 and 4 weight lines. These reels are crafted from the finest solid block T6061 aircraft aluminum. The new Generation 2 Deschutes I only comes in one finish right now: Titanium. The reel features include: complete corrosion resistance, low-maintenance enclosed disc drag, one-way roller bearing, easy drag adjustment, counter-balanced spool, mid arbor design, quick change design for right/left-hand retrieve with our unique Silent Retrieve System and a high-precision machine cut body. You will not find a better value in a fly reel at twice the price. The reel comes with a Full Limited Warranty and a custom-fitted, black denier reel pouch embroidered with the FFB logo. The Deschutes I Generation 2 Spool Diameter is 2.913 inches. The Arbor Size is 1.456 inches. The Spool Width is 0.866 inches. The reel weight is 4.938 ounces and the cubic volume of the reel is a mere 4.332 cubic inches. The Deschutes I Generation 2 Fly Reel will hold approximately 30-40 yards of 20-pound braided backing, 40-50-yards of 10-pound braided fly line backing loaded by hand and 60-70 yards of gelspun or 10-pound backing loaded by the "Reel-E-Good" winder.