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Redington Behemoth Series Fly Reel

$109.95 - $129.95

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    • Black, 4/5
    • Black, 5/6
    • Desert, 4/5
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    • Black, 11/12
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    • Gunmetal, 9/10
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    • Desert, 5/6
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    7 Reviews


    The pressure is on.

    Hooking into a twenty pound steelhead, a big old bonefish, or a rainbow that just sipped a mouse like it was a green drake has a way of making even the most seasoned angler's heart race. When you hook into fish like these, you want a drag system that will put pressure on the fish and turn that behemoth of a fish into your net; accordingly, Redington designed its Behemoth Series Fly Reel to have the most powerful drag in its class. Made primarily for saltwater fishing, the Behemoth is also available in five- and six-weight options for trout applications, and it will balance well with longer spey rods for salmon and steelhead fishing.

    The unique interlocking design of the real is achieved with a die-cast construction, which gives the Behemoth a large arbor, deeply set spool, and a look you won't find on any other reel. The powerful carbon fiber drag system can be cranked up when you need to put some serious pressure on big and stubborn fish, but it maintains a smooth feel so you won't instantly snap your line when your catch decides to make a run at the first sign of your net. Also unique to the Behemoth is the twin-molded soft-touch ergonomic handle, which helps keep your hand comfortable when playing those larger fish who refuse to come in easily. Redington also made sure the Behemoth can be easily flipped between a left- or right-handed retrieve, and included a nylon case to protect the reel when traveling to and from the water.

    • Die-cast aluminum construction
    • Adjustable carbon-fiber drag
    • Large arbor design
    • Oversized drag knob
    • Deep V-spool
    • Twin molded ergonomic handle
    • Converts to left- or right-handed retrieve
    • Nylon reel case included
    • Item #RNG001B

    Tech Specs

    Drag System
    carbon fiber
    Backing Capacity
    [5/6] 125 yards / 20 lb, [7/8] 200 yards / 20 lb, [9/10] 200 yards / 30 lb, [11/12] 250 yards / 20 lb
    [5/6] 3.6 in, [7/8] 4 in, [9/10] 4.4 in, [11/12] 4.7 in
    Claimed Weight
    [5/6] 5.7 oz, [7/8] 7.5 oz, [9/10] 10.8 oz, [11/12] 11.4 oz
    Recommended Use
    fly fishing, salt water
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    Redington behemoth reel

    • Familiarity: I've put it through the wringer

    I bought the behemoth 5wt to be the dedicated reel for my 3wt euro nymph setup. The larger size helps balance out the longer rod and makes it more comfortable to cast. This is my second behemoth and after fishing one for a year already, i think they are great reels for the price point. They have a good drag, feel, and startup inertia and are build solid despite being a die cast construction. I expect this behemoth to be just as good as the one that's been on my trout rod for over a year now. The only downsize is that it is not a sealed drag which means that the drag behaves differently when the reel gets wet.

    Good value, one major flaw

    • Familiarity: I've used it several times

    let me start by saying this is a great reel for the money. Good capacity, decent finish, smooth drag.

    The only problem with this reel is the deep V in the spool. In theory this should promote even winding (?) of your backing, but I have now seen two different setups lose monster fish because of this. The backing winds up all on one side when fighting a fish, this only goes so far until the backing collapses to the other side...good luck trying to untangle that mess while you are fighting a big jack, much less a tarpon.

    If your target species is going to run you deep into the backing, you might want to consider spending a little more to get a better design.

    Massive capacity, great value

    • Familiarity: I've used it once or twice and have initial impressions

    This is wonderful inexpensive reel. This is great option to get into larger gear without breaking the bank, whether you want a freshwater pike or musky reel, or saltwater reel. I have this in 10 and 12 and haven't had any issue yet. Buy a few spools with the money you save.

    Best Value Saltwater Reel

    • Familiarity: I've used it once or twice and have initial impressions

    Fished recently with a guide who had a Redington setup for jacks and false albacore. This reel had outstanding smooth startup, great stopping power, and incredible capacity with gel spun backing. I bought one right after fishing the guide's rig I was so impressed.

    You could buy an Abel or Tibor for literally 6 to 10 times more money but this reel is just as good with great looks as well. The forged body might be subject to some durability issues but for this price, the Redington Behemoth Reel is the best value in salt water reels right now.

    Huge reel

      I bought this Real as an up grade for the one that came on my redington path. I got Rio gold 5wt line to put on it. I can't wait to get out and try this new reel. Not sure the fit yet, however it looks great on my rod. I will hopefully be getting out in the next week or so.

      The name says it all this thing is HUUGE

      • Familiarity: I've used it once or twice and have initial impressions

      Just picked up this reel, and I must say, it certainly lives up to it's name! Still, i'm pretty sure it's lighter than any of my other reels. Only been able to use it a handful of times, and will update once I get a few more days on it, but so far so good!