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The best fly reels for your money

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Echo Bravo Fly Reel
Echo Bravo Fly Reel BRAVO $139.99 Free Shipping for Echo Bravo Fly Reel
Echo Ion Fly Reel
Echo Ion Fly Reel REEL-EION $79.99 Free Shipping for Echo Ion Fly Reel
Lamson Liquid Fly Reel Black Front
Lamson Liquid Fly Reels LIQUID $99.99 Free Shipping for Lamson Liquid Fly Reels
Behemoth Fly Reel Black Back
Redington BEHEMOTH Fly Reel 20% OFF SALE $119.99 $95.97 Free Shipping for Redington BEHEMOTH Fly Reel
ZERO Sand Front
Redington ZERO Fly Reel ZERO $99.99 Free Shipping for Redington ZERO Fly Reel

You won't find better performance for better prices on the market.

These are our 6 favorite fly reels for the money. Click through to each product to find out why! 

  1. Echo Bravo Fly Reel

    Best Fly Reel for the Money Echo Bravo

    Price: $139.99
    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.

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  2. Echo Ion XL Fly Reel

    Best Fly Reel for the Money Echo Ion

    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.

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  3. Lamson Guru Series II Fly Reel

    Best Fly Reel for the Money Lamson Guru

    Price: $209.95 - $269.95
    Line weights: 2wt, 3wt, 4wt, 5wt, 6wt, 7wt, 8wt, 9wt, 10wt, 11wt

    With their quality build, impressive features and reasonable price, Lamson’s Guru II Series has been a best seller since the first Guru launched. Still built in the US, the Guru II is built with machined, type II anodized 6061 aluminum and stainless steel. Improvements over the original Guru include updated spool geometry for improved retrieve rates and a curved cross section arbor for better structural stability.

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  4. Lamson Liquid Fly Reel

    Best Fly Reel for the Money Lamson Liquid

    Price: $99.95 - $129.95
    Line weights: 3wt, 4wt, 5wt, 6wt, 7wt, 8wt, 9wt, 10wt

    The Lamson Liquid fly reel is a fantastic deal starting at $99.95 – 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.

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  5. Redington BEHEMOTH Fly Reel

    Best Fly Reel for the Money Redington BEHEMOTH

    Price: $109.99 - $129.99
    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.

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  6. Redington ZERO Fly Reel

    Best Fly Reel for the Money Redington ZERO

    Price: $109.99 - $129.99
    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. Priced under $100, it’s an incredible value.

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