I’m a South African based fly fisherman who has been fly fishing and tying for the past 20 years. I enjoy targeting numerous fresh water species ranging from trout, carp and bass as well as our estuary species Grunter, Garrick and Kob. I have a funny thing that I can only use flies I have tied myself to catch fish.
When in the market for the best 6wt fly fishing reel, there are a few things to consider. What species of fish are you going to be targeting with the reel is probably your question. While a 6wt reel is a very versatile reel it can be too heavy for your lighter applications.
Most often all other fly fishing gear is considered before the reel but this is sometimes the worst thing to do. Remember the reel that holds your line and you use to fight your bigger fish with. Below I will go through what I think are the best 5wt fly reels on the market today.
In this post we’ll take a closer review at the Galvan Torque Fly Reel. As the first reel series to have the ‘Galvan torque‘ drag employed in it and this system is now the only system built in all of the Galvan fly reels.