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These are our 6 favorite fly reels for the money. Click through to each product to find out why!
Line weights: 7wt, 8wt, 9wt, 10wt, 11wt, 12wt
A great looking reel at a great price, the Echo Bravo is also a great performer. Built with Echo’s sealed, saltwater-safe and maintenance-free PIT STOP drag system, this reel features a roller clutch bearing system that engages instantly and provides smooth action. The large arbor allows for fast line pick-up and helps keep memory coils in the line to a minimum. Designed for easy conversion from left to right hand retrieve and tool-free access to all components, the Echo is one of the best values on the market.Product details
Price: $79.99 - $99.99
Line weights: 2wt, 3wt, 4wt, 5wt, 6wt, 7wt, 8wt, 9wt, 10wt, 11wt, 12wt
The Ion is our pick for best fly reel under a $100. Echo Ion fly reels are lightweight cast and it’s hard to believe the quality they deliver at this price point. Built with cast and machined aluminum for a great look that balances well with lighter rods, this reel can be used for everything from trout fishing to two-handed duels with steelhead. Although designed for freshwater fly fishing, they can also be used for saltwater fishing if you’re careful to clean the reel after each use.Product details
Price: $139.99 - $159.95
Line weights: 3wt, 4wt, 5wt, 6wt, 7wt, 8wt, 9wt, 10wt
The Lamson Liquid fly reel is a fantastic deal starting at $129.95 – this is one of the best fly fishing reels you’ll find at this price point. The Lamson Liquid has you covered from trout, to muskie, to panfish or bass. All critical drag components in the Lamson Liquid are CNC machined 100% in the USA. Attractive, sturdy and functional – it’s a great deal.Product details
Price: $129.99 - $149.99
Line weights: 4wt, 5wt, 6wt, 7wt, 8wt, 9wt, 10wt, 11wt, 12wt
True to its name, the BEHEMOTH has the most powerful drag in its class, thanks to a super-heavy duty carbon drag that’s strong, smooth and reliable. Die cast, rather than machined, the unique angles and shapes of the Deep-V Spool give this reel increased backing capacity. Available in sizes for 4wt to 12wt rods, these high-power reels are suitable for everything from trout fishing stream to big-game saltwater fishing.Product details
Line weights: 2wt, 3wt, 4wt, 5wt
With its unique design and die-cast construction, the ZERO reel is the lightest reel in its class, but offers solid performance for trout and panfish fly rods in the 2wt to 5wt range. Its click drag system is durable and smooth, and the large arbor design increases the retrieve rate and helps reduce line memory and coiling. Available in some fun and cool colors, it's priced under $100, it’s an incredible value.Product details