The Best Fly Fishing Reels

The Best Fly Fishing Reels
Fly fishing anglers demand tackle that can hold up to rigors of fighting large fish on light tackle. Modern fly reels are lighter, more durable and have silky smooth drags thanks in large part to modern manufacturing techniques.

Ross Reels Evolution

The Ross Evolution reel is a culmination of two years worth of technical research and development. The wide spool design enables this reel to hold an ample amount of backing and fly line yet remain lightweight thanks to its machined aluminum spool and frame. The drag stays smooth on the Evolution due to the Teflon impregnated Delrin disc which dissipates heat during long battles.

Sage 4500 Series

Sage designed this reel with minimal frame material for a light weight, high performance reel. The 4500 series features a precision sealed disc drag to keep out debris that will ensure smooth performance. The large arbor design enhances line retrieval speed while containing plenty of backing for long runs.

Lamson Velocity Hard Alox

Lamson redesigned the Velocity series in order to decrease weight while maintaining strength along with its famous conical drag system. Using advanced machining techniques, Lamson removed unnecessary frame material and improved its conical drag system by adding a larger clutch bearing for smooth braking.


Article Written By Brian M. Kelly

Brian M. Kelly has been freelance writing since 2003. His work has been published in respected outdoor magazines such as Outdoor Life, Great Lakes Angler and Salmon Trout Steelheader. He holds an associate's degree in automated machine design from Macomb College.

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