Top 10 Best Fly Fishing Reels
for May 2022

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Piscifun Sword Fly Fishing Reel with CNC-machined Aluminum Alloy Body 5/6 Gunmetal

Piscifun Sword Fly Fishing Reel with CNC-machined Aluminum Alloy Body 5/6 Gunmetal

by Piscifun
What We like

Mid-ARBOR DESIGN - Reducing line memory while also facilitating lightning-quick line pickup.

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Product Features

  • SILKY SMOOTH DRAG - Multi-disc cork and stainless steel drag system with one-way clutch bearing for smooth immediate drag engagement. Accurate click drag and silent retrieve.
  • CORROSION RESISTANCE - Hard anodized for surface protection increases abrasion resistance and weather fastness; Cold forged and tempered for superior strength and rigidity.
  • SOLID and LIGHT WEIGHT - Precision CNC-machined 6061-T6 aluminum alloy for high-impact durability; Larger CNC hollow design makes the reel lighter than ordinary ones.

Silky smooth drag - multi-disc cork and stainless steel drag system with one-way clutch bearing for smooth immediate drag engagement. accurate click drag and silent retrieve. Solid and light weight - precision cnc-machined 6061-t6 aluminum alloy for high-impact durability; larger cnc hollow design makes the reel lighter than ordinary ones. Corrosion resistance - hard anodized for surface protection increases abrasion resistance and weather fastness; cold forged and tempered for superior strength and rigidity.

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M MAXIMUMCATCH Maxcatch ECO Fly Reel Large Arbor with Diecast Aluminum Body Fly Fishing Reel(3/4wt 5/6wt 7/8wt) (Reel with Line Rainbow Trout, 5/6 Weight)

M MAXIMUMCATCH Maxcatch ECO Fly Reel Large Arbor with Diecast Aluminum Body Fly Fishing Reel(3/4wt 5/6wt 7/8wt) (Reel with Line Rainbow Trout

5/6 Weight)

by Maxcatch
What We like

One-way bearing for quick and easy left-to-right hand retrieval switch

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Product Features

  • Pre-loaded with fly line, backing and leader
  • Strong All-aluminum construction, Large arbor design for rapid line retrieval
  • Rugged disc drag for putting serious pressure on the fish

Rugged disc drag for putting serious pressure on the fish Strong all-aluminum construction, large arbor design for rapid line retrieval Pre-loaded with fly line, backing and leader

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Sougayilang Fly Fishing Reel Large Arbor 2+1 BB with CNC-machined Aluminum Alloy Body and Spool in Fly Reel Sizes 7/8 …

Sougayilang Fly Fishing Reel Large Arbor 2+1 BB with CNC-machined Aluminum Alloy Body and Spool in Fly Reel Sizes 7/8 …

by Sougayilang
What We like

This fly reel is made of CNC-machined 6061-T6 aluminum alloy,that made it more durable and corrosion resistant in all environment.larger CNC hollow design makes the reel lighter than ordinary ones.

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Product Features

  • 2+1 Ball Bearings and 1:1 Gear Ratio, One-way roller bearing engages drag in one direction,Strong All-aluminum construction, Large arbor design for smooth immediate drag engagement accurate click drag and silent retrieve.
  • A killer freshwater fly reel for multi-species fishing in rivers, lakes, streams, creeks.Ideal for all around fly fishing species such as Trout, Grayling, Salmon and other predatory fish.
  • Finely machined and knurled metal screw caps to loosen the spool and easy to change left to right hand retrieval conversion.Hard anodized for surface protection increases abrasion resistance and weather fastness; Cold forged and tempered for superior strength and rigidity.

2+1 ball bearings and 1:1 gear ratio, one-way roller bearing engages drag in one direction,strong all-aluminum construction, large arbor design for smooth immediate drag engagement accurate click drag and silent retrieve. Finely machined and knurled metal screw caps to loosen the spool and easy to change left to right hand retrieval conversion.hard anodized for surface protection increases abrasion resistance and weather fastness; cold forged and tempered for superior strength and rigidity. A killer freshwater fly reel for multi-species fishing in rivers, lakes, streams, creeks.ideal for all around fly fishing species such as trout, grayling, salmon and other predatory fish.

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M MAXIMUMCATCH Maxcatch Tino Fly Fishing Reel (3/4wt 5/6wt 7/8wt) and Pre-Loaded Fly Reel with Line Combo (Reel with Line Pre-Loaded, 5/6wt)

M MAXIMUMCATCH Maxcatch Tino Fly Fishing Reel (3/4wt 5/6wt 7/8wt) and Pre-Loaded Fly Reel with Line Combo (Reel with Line Pre-Loaded

5/6wt)

by Maxcatch
What We like

Strong and Durable All-aluminum construction with CNC cutting for reinforcement, Large arbor design for rapid line retrieval

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Product Features

  • OUTSTANDING COST EFFECTIVE VALUE this reel incorporates all of the features of reels that costing much more money. Without break the bank and you can stop any fish smoothly. We just wish to bring the experience of Fly fishing to more people
  • Rugged disc drag for putting serious pressure on the fish.Teflon disc and stainless steel drag system with one-way clutch bearing allow for smooth, immediate drag engagement
  • One-way bearing for quick and easy left-to-right hand retrieval switch with no tools needed in 30 seconds
  • New TINO fly fishing reel from Maxcatch, Pre-loaded with WF5F fly line, backing line and tapered leader

New tino fly fishing reel from Maxcatch, pre-loaded with wf5f fly line, backing line and tapered leader One-way bearing for quick and easy left-to-right hand retrieval switch with no tools needed in 30 seconds Rugged disc drag for putting serious pressure on the fish.teflon disc and stainless steel drag system with one-way clutch bearing allow for smooth, immediate drag engagement Outstanding cost effective value this reel incorporates all of the features of reels that costing much more money. without break the bank and you can stop any fish smoothly. we just wish to bring the experience of fly fishing to more people

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Orvis Clearwater Large Arbor Fly Fishing Reel (2S53) - Smooth-Casting Fly Reel with Carbon-to-Stainless Stacked Disc Drag, Easily Converts Between Left and Right Hand Retrieve, Gray - II (4-6 wt.)

Orvis Clearwater Large Arbor Fly Fishing Reel (2S53)

Smooth-Casting Fly Reel with Carbon-to-Stainless Stacked Disc Drag, Easily Converts Between Left and Right Hand Retrieve, Gray, II (4-6 wt.)

by Orvis
What We like

EASY CONVERSION between left- and right-hand retrieve

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Product Features

  • CARBON-TO-STAINLESS STACKED DISC DRAG with positive click drag knob delivers consistent settings every time
  • DIE-CAST REEL with stealthy matte-gray powder-coat finish delivers performance comparable to more expensive machined fishing reels
  • SMOOTH-AS-SILK PERFORMANCE at an incredible value, delivering the best performance-to-value in the industry
  • CLEARWATER LA II for line weights 4-6, 5.4 oz., 3.5-inch diameter

Die-cast reel with stealthy matte-gray powder-coat finish delivers performance comparable to more expensive machined fishing reels Clearwater la ii for line weights 4-6, 5.4 oz., 3.5-inch diameter Smooth-as-silk performance at an incredible value, delivering the best performance-to-value in the industry Carbon-to-stainless stacked disc drag with positive click drag knob delivers consistent settings every time

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Piscifun Aoka XS Fly Reel with Sealed Drag, CNC-machined Aluminum Alloy Body Fly Fishing Reel Freshwater Saltwater Fly Fishing Reel Black & Fruit Green 5/6

Piscifun Aoka XS Fly Reel with Sealed Drag

CNC-machined Aluminum Alloy Body Fly Fishing Reel Freshwater Saltwater Fly Fishing Reel Black & Fruit Green 5/6

by Piscifun
What We like

Exquisite Appearance - The exquisite CNC cut on the frame perfectly reveals Piscifun logo, this stylish design paired with refined surface treatment make the Aoka XS fly reels easily stand out from other reels.

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Product Features

  • Click Drag & Retrieve- Aoka XS fly reel features click retrieve design which provides you a super sweet sound when reel the line in. At the meantime, you will also enjoy its drag sound.
  • Fully Sealed Drag - The drag system of Aoka XS fly fishing reel is fully sealed by sturdy rubber O ring, which is impervious to water, sand and grit. The excellent corrosion resistant performance makes it a great reel for both fresh and saltwater fishing.
  • Precisely CNC Machined Aluminum Body- Aoka XS fly reel body is made of high quality 6061-T6 aircraft aluminum alloy and made by Japanese Brother CNC Machine. This helps the reel come with superior quality, lightweight and strength. Meanwhile promotion Die-cast technology makes the spool much smoother.
  • Silky Smooth - Aoka XS fly fishing reels features a carbon fiber drag washer and a cork washer, which offer much smoother performance and more accurate adjustment than ordinary drag. The incredible durability and smooth performance provides you a perfect experience.

Click drag & retrieve- aoka xs fly reel features click retrieve design which provides you a super sweet sound when reel the line in. at the meantime, you will also enjoy its drag sound. Precisely cnc machined aluminum body- aoka xs fly reel body is made of high quality 6061-t6 aircraft aluminum alloy and made by japanese brother cnc machine. this helps the reel come with superior quality, lightweight and strength. meanwhile promotion die-cast technology makes the spool much smoother. Fully sealed drag - the drag system of aoka xs fly fishing reel is fully sealed by sturdy rubber o ring, which is impervious to water, sand and grit. the excellent corrosion resistant performance makes it a great reel for both fresh and saltwater fishing. Silky smooth - aoka xs fly fishing reels features a carbon fiber drag washer and a cork washer, which offer much smoother performance and more accurate adjustment than ordinary drag. the incredible durability and smooth performance provides you a perfect experience.

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Piscifun Platte Pro Fly Reel with Full-Sized Drag Knob, CNC-Machined Aluminum Alloy, Large Arbor & Fully Sealed Fly Fishing Reel for Freshwater & Saltwater Blue & Gold-7/8wt

Piscifun Platte Pro Fly Reel with Full-Sized Drag Knob

CNC-Machined Aluminum Alloy, Large Arbor & Fully Sealed Fly Fishing Reel for Freshwater & Saltwater Blue & Gold-7/8wt

by Piscifun
What We like

Innovative Full-size Drag Knob-The compact, ergonomically designed Platte Pro frame is ultra-comfortable. Provides better grip.

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Product Features

  • Click Drag & Retrieve- Platte Pro fly reel features click retrieve design which provides you a super sweet sound when reel the line in. At the meantime, you will also enjoy its drag sound.
  • Fully Sealed Drag - The drag system of Platte pro fly fishing reel is fully sealed by sturdy rubber O ring, which is impervious to water, sand and grit. The excellent corrosion resistant performance makes it a great reel for both fresh and saltwater fishing.
  • Large Arbor Spool Design-Increases retrieve rate and holds more backing and fly line to give you the edge over freshwater and saltwater species.
  • Precisely CNC Machined Aluminum Body- Platte Pro fly reel body is made of high quality 6061-T6 aircraft aluminum alloy and made by Japanese Brother CNC Machine. This helps the reel come with superior quality, lightweight and strength. Meanwhile promotion Die-cast technology makes the spool much smoother.

Click drag & retrieve- platte pro fly reel features click retrieve design which provides you a super sweet sound when reel the line in. at the meantime, you will also enjoy its drag sound. Large arbor spool design-increases retrieve rate and holds more backing and fly line to give you the edge over freshwater and saltwater species. Fully sealed drag - the drag system of platte pro fly fishing reel is fully sealed by sturdy rubber o ring, which is impervious to water, sand and grit. the excellent corrosion resistant performance makes it a great reel for both fresh and saltwater fishing. Precisely cnc machined aluminum body- platte pro fly reel body is made of high quality 6061-t6 aircraft aluminum alloy and made by japanese brother cnc machine. this helps the reel come with superior quality, lightweight and strength. meanwhile promotion die-cast technology makes the spool much smoother.

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Aventik Super Light Automatic Nymph Fly Fishing Reel European Design Graphite Fly Reel with Extro Spool and Mesh Bag

AVENTIK EUPHENG Aventik Super Light Automatic Nymph Fly Fishing Reel European Design Graphite Fly Reel with Extro Spool and Mesh Bag

by Aventik
What We like

Lightweight and Convenient - ideal for those seeking a tranquil and stress-free approach to fly fishing, only 130g / 4.59oz. No tired casting for all day

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Product Features

  • Large Arbor Design and Line Capacity - 76mm out diameter with a large arbor design to limit the line memory. Enough for 2wt to 4wt fly line with 25 meter 20lbs backing
  • Rapid Automatic Trigger System - allows for swift and efficient line retrieval in any circumstance. This is just plain fun for the angler. A totally different experience to feel the rotation of gear inside.
  • Designed for Fast Water fishing - a fast line retrieval capacity of two meters per cast to catch any high speed fish. A lovely toy for any fly fisher.

Designed for fast water fishing - a fast line retrieval capacity of two meters per cast to catch any high speed fish. a lovely toy for any fly fisher. Large arbor design and line capacity - 76mm out diameter with a large arbor design to limit the line memory. enough for 2wt to 4wt fly line with 25 meter 20lbs backing Rapid automatic trigger system - allows for swift and efficient line retrieval in any circumstance. this is just plain fun for the angler. a totally different experience to feel the rotation of gear inside.

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Maxcatch AVID PRO Fly Fishing Reel with CNC-machined Aluminum Body Super Large Arbor Design--3/5, 5/7, 7/9 Weights (Gold, 5/7wt)

M MAXIMUMCATCH Maxcatch AVID PRO Fly Fishing Reel with CNC-machined Aluminum Body Super Large Arbor Design--3/5

5/7, 7/9 Weights (Gold, 5/7wt)

by Maxcatch
What We like

SMOOTH and RELIABLE DRAG - Hybrid cork and teflon disc and stainless steel disc drag system with one-way clutch bearing provides smooth, immediate drag engagement. Finely machined and knurled metal screw caps can loosen the spool and easily change settings from left to right hand retrieval

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Product Features

  • SUPER LARGE ARBOR SPOOL and Super Light housing design - 36% increased line retrieve per revolution. And also reduced line memory. Reinforced spokes cutting for lightest weight while strong enough for fighting the monsters
  • Patent Pending DRAG DESIGN - One revolution drag knob with Patent Pending hidden drag knob screw. Engraved with numbered settings
  • DURABLE CORROSION RESISTANCE - CNC-machined 6061-T8 aluminum alloy for high-impact durability and Hard Anodized Surface for corrosion resistance under all conditions.

Durable corrosion resistance - cnc-machined 6061-t8 aluminum alloy for high-impact durability and hard anodized surface for corrosion resistance under all conditions. Super large arbor spool and super light housing design - 36% increased line retrieve per revolution. and also reduced line memory. reinforced spokes cutting for lightest weight while strong enough for fighting the monsters Patent pending drag design - one revolution drag knob with patent pending hidden drag knob screw. engraved with numbered settings

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Colorado Fly Fishing Reel 5 6 Weight with Drag Large Arbor, Multi-disc Drag Wheel, Ergonomic Left/Right Handed Fishing Fly Reel, Fully Sealed Fresh Salt Water Fly reels 5 6 wt Trout Bass

Platinum Fly Gear Colorado Fly Fishing Reel 5 6 Weight with Drag Large Arbor

Multi-disc Drag Wheel, Ergonomic Left/Right Handed Fishing Fly Reel, Fully Sealed Fresh Salt Water Fly reels 5 6 wt Trout Bass

by Platinum Fly Gear
What We like

Lightweight, waterproof, FULLY SEALED NO RISK OF CORROSION fly reel, featuring textured DRAG KNOB, easy to use with GLOVES or BARE HANDS

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Product Features

  • Well Balanced, low start up inertia adjustable to gutsy strength of CARBON OVER TEFLON CORK DISC offers serious drag power
  • LARGE ARBOR, fly fishing reel, delivering FAST RETRIEVAL and minimal line memory, CAPACITY 5F 180yds 20lb backing
  • COMPUTER AIDED DESIGN PRECISION CNC 6061 T6 ALUMINUM machined 5 6 weight fly reel, LEFT or RIGHT HAND RETRIEVE, internal hub dimension 2"; tempered for maximum strength, neoprene case for main reel. ALL the features of far more expensive reels!

Computer aided design precision cnc 6061 t6 aluminum machined 5 6 weight fly reel, left or right hand retrieve, internal hub dimension 2"; tempered for maximum strength, neoprene case for main reel. all the features of far more expensive reels! Large arbor, fly fishing reel, delivering fast retrieval and minimal line memory, capacity 5f 180yds 20lb backing Well balanced, low start up inertia adjustable to gutsy strength of carbon over teflon cork disc offers serious drag power

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