The 13 Best Fly Reels in 2023 – Buyers Guide

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We spoke with a number of fishing guides, read countless online reviews and even picked up a couple of reels for some in-depth reviews a little further down the track. Here are the top picks for the best fly reels available today.

Sage Trout Reel Review in 2023 – Fly Reels

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From the beginning to end Sage built this reel to cover all the angles and left no stone unturned when it comes to the thought process and design of the Sage TROUT series. It’s a big deal!

Redington Behemoth Review in 2023 – Fly Reels

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You used to have to shell out hundreds of dollars for a fly reel with a super powerful drag system. In this review, we’ll show you the Behemoth’s features and reasons why you should not ignore this wonderful reel.

Redington Zero Review in 2023 – Fly Reels

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In this Redington zero review we put this new click-and-pawl drag system to the test. It is one of the lightest fly fishing reels on the market. Read on to know more about the features of the Redington Zero,

Echo Bravo Review in 2023 – Fly Reels

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It’s rare to find a low-cost reel that you can use in saltwater, because most good saltwater reels will cost you an arm and a leg. Unfortunately, most low-cost reels just aren’t built to withstand the corrosive environment of the salt flats or the open sea. That’s why we were so excited to hear about the Echo Bravo – a saltwater-specific reel for under $150!

Orvis Clearwater Fly Reel Review in 2023

Orvis Clearwater Review

In this orvis clearwater fly reel review, we’ll be examining the Orvis Clearwater large arbor reel. does it live up to its reputation? How does this diecast reel compare to a machined reel? We’ll answer all your questions in our detailed Clearwater reel review!

Orvis Mirage Review in 2023 – Fly Reels

Orvis mirage Review

In this orvis mirage review we take the Orvis for a spin to see if it’s the ideal fly reel for you. Take a minute to read our review and see exactly what this reel has to offer.

Echo Ion Reel Review in 2023 – Fly Reels

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Echo Ion Fly Reel is a superb low-cost fly reel can easily compare against premium reels thanks to the close attention to detail and smart design from the folks at Echo. Let’s take a look at this Echo Ion fly reel review and see what it has to offer!

Lamson Litespeed Review in 2023 – Fly Reels

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In this Lamson Litespeed Review we find out just how this fly reel performs. After speaking to experts and the team at Lamson, we can show you everything you need to know about this wonderful fly reel.

Lamson Remix Review in 2023 – Fly Reels

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In this Lamson Remix review, we’ll see whether this fly reel is really affordable. We also covered all the features you need to know so you can decide whether it is the right reel for you.

The 8 Best Budget Fly Reels in 2023 – Buyers Guide

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Over the years, I’ve learned what specs truly matter and what to look out for on a reel to ensure it lasts. This article includes an in-depth look at the features and characteristics you should look for in the best budget fly fishing reel.

The Best 6 Weight Fly Reels in 2023 – Buyers Guide

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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.

The Best 5 Weight Fly Reels in 2023 – Buyers Guide

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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.

Galvan Torque Review in 2023 – Fly Reels


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.