Product Review: Fishpond’s Sushi Roll
If you've ever been in the shop you'd probably guess that most of the guys working there are avid streamer fishermen. It's certainly one way to target the bigger fish in our river systems. Well, you can imagine our excitement when Fishpond came out with their latest fly management system the Sushi Roll! This is a great way to carry all of your big streamers in a light, small package. The days of carrying big oversized fly boxes that weigh you down are over. Here are my thoughts on the product.
What I like:
- Light Weight- Obviously this is the one best aspects of this. I mainly use the Sushi Roll when I'm wade fishing. I'll load up whatever streamers I think will work best for the river I'm on and away I go. Traditionally I'd be using an oversized fly box to fit big streamers, this obviously is heavy and when you're walking a few miles the weight adds up.
- Capacity- The Sushi Roll suprisingly holds a lot of flies for how small it packs. Not only does it hold a lot of flies, but you can put your biggest flies in there.
- Dries Your Flies- This is probably one of the most under-valued aspects of the Sushi Roll. How many times have you used a fly, thrown it back in your box only to forget about it and have the hook rust? Or worse rust all of the other hooks in your box? This isn't an issue as the roll isn't air tight. I even bring it in my driftboat so that I can put used flies in it so that they will dry out.
What I don't like:
- With your extra large or high profile streamers it does crush the material down a bit. This can be remedied by rolling it as loose as possible and you can always give your flies a little fluffing before using them again.
So all in all I think it's a great tool for anyone who likes tossing streamers. It is by no means the only box you'll ever need but it is a great way to take big streamers on any of your long wade trips.