I’m very glad to introduce you the result of a nice collaboration (100% Made in Italy branded) between me (Massimo Tirocchi as deisgner of the reel) and Luca Lonati who is the maker of the reel.
I’ve been trying since the last 3 years, to be able to offer to my customers a nice reel that could be able to show a very unique personality in term of design, craftmanship and functionality on the river.
Finally this time i can tell that i’m really proud and satified about the result and more because the reel will be entirely built here in Italy.
The first prototype of the “Donut” has been just tested with wonderful results that to be honest exceeded my expectations.
The reel is smooth and accurate; the simple but effective “pressure system” for the reel drag is adjustable (through the central screw) and it can easily give you the feel you like.
The Donut has been thought expecially to be paired with Classic or Modern Split Canes, so the choice of the material was of course the wood.
Line weight 3/4
Reel weight: 130gr- 4 ½ oz
Diameter : 7 cm – 2 ¾ inche
Width : 4 cm – 2 inches
After the prototype has been tested, we are now ready for the real start. In the next fall will be ready 3 models of the Donut, same tecnichal specifications but different woods. They will be displayed during the next Somerset Fly Fishing Show – January 2016.
Me and Luca will be glad to answer to any questions and for giving you more detailed info about the custom options, prices and leading time for the reels.
(Photo by Giovanni Neri)