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4200 Series Fly Reel

Sage 4200 Series Fly Reel

from $289.00

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4200 Series Fly Reel - Spool

Sage 4200 Series Fly Reel - Spool

from $145.00

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Evolution LT Spool

Ross Evolution LT Spool

from $140.00

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Evolution LT Fly Reel

Ross Evolution LT Fly Reel

from $265.00

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CLA Fly Reel

Ross CLA Fly Reel

from $185.00

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Ultralite DD Fly Reel

Hardy Ultralite DD Fly Reel

from $225.00

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6000 Series Spey Fly Reel

Sage 6000 Series Spey Fly Reel

from $600.00

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Rise Series Fly Reel

Redington Rise Series Fly Reel

from $169.95

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4600 Series Fly Reel

Sage 4600 Series Fly Reel

from $375.00

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Ultralite DD Fly Reel - Spool

Hardy Ultralite DD Fly Reel - Spool

from $119.00

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Click Series Fly Reel

Sage Click Series Fly Reel

from $280.00

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Path Complete 4-Piece Outfit

Redington Path Complete 4-Piece Outfit

$189.95

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Mirage Fly Reel

Orvis Mirage Fly Reel

from $445.00

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3200 Series Fly Reel

Sage 3200 Series Fly Reel

from $199.00

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3800CF Series Fly Reel

Sage 3800CF Series Fly Reel

from $260.00

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Guru Fly Reel

Lamson Guru Fly Reel

from $199.00

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Flyrise Spool

Ross Flyrise Spool

from $52.00

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Litespeed Series IV Fly Reel

Lamson Litespeed Series IV Fly Reel

from $329.00

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Iwana 12ft - Set

Tenkara USA Iwana 12ft - Set

$193.95

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ULA Force SL Fly Reel

Waterworks ULA Force SL Fly Reel

from $469.00

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Ultralite DD Black Edition Fly Reel

Hardy Ultralite DD Black Edition Fly Reel

from $225.00

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F1 Fly Spool

Ross F1 Fly Spool

from $235.00

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BVK Super Large Arbor Fly Reel

TFO BVK Super Large Arbor Fly Reel

from $159.95

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2200 Series Fly Reel

Sage 2200 Series Fly Reel

from $129.00

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Konic II Fly Reel

Lamson Konic II Fly Reel

from $149.00

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Ito 13-14ft 7in - Set

Tenkara USA Ito 13-14ft 7in - Set

$272.95

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3800CF Series Fly Reel - Spool

Sage 3800CF Series Fly Reel - Spool

from $60.00

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Surge Series Fly Reel

Redington Surge Series Fly Reel

$79.95

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CLA Spool

Ross CLA Spool

from $100.00

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Flyrise Fly Reel

Ross Flyrise Fly Reel

from $115.00

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Hydros Large Arbor Fly Reel

Orvis Hydros Large Arbor Fly Reel

from $235.00

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Access Mid Arbor Fly Reel

Orvis Access Mid Arbor Fly Reel

from $155.00

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F1 Fly Reel

Ross F1 Fly Reel

from $475.00

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Rise Series Fly Reel - Spool

Redington Rise Series Fly Reel - Spool

from $84.95

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Momentum LT Fly Spool

Ross Momentum LT Fly Spool

from $250.00

5

Earn $29 in credits
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4600 Series Fly Reel - Spool

Sage 4600 Series Fly Reel - Spool

from $170.00

5

Earn $28 in credits
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Click Series Fly Reel - Spool

Sage Click Series Fly Reel - Spool

from $125.00

5

Earn $21 in credits
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How to Choose a Fly Reel

With a rod in hand, it's time to choose a reel. A reel holds the fly line and it plays a role in helping you land fish and balance your rod. Most reels are made from aluminum because of its low weight, and many are anodized to increase durability and prevent corrosion. The highest-quality reels are made from machined aluminum.

Compatibility
Rod and reel compatibility are key when choosing your reel. The reel needs to hold the necessary amount of backing and fly line and match the weight of the rod you’re fishing with. Choosing the correct size reel will also ensure that it's weighted properly to provide the proper balance with your rod. Shop 0-8 Weight Fly Reels Shop 9-14 Weight Fly Reels
Drag System
A reel’s drag system applies resistance and regulates the speed of the reel when a fish runs and starts pulling on the line. Most reels use a disc drag system, which slows the spool by applying pressure and creating friction between two discs. The bigger the fish you're after, the more critical it is that your reel have a solid drag system.
Arbor Size
The arbor is the spool on which the line is wound. Traditionally, all reels were a standard size, but large arbor reels are becoming increasingly popular. A large arbor allows you to retrieve line faster and more easily than a smaller arbor, and it helps reduce memory in the line so you get fewer tangles and more consistent drag.

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