The best fly reels you can buy for saltwater fly fishing
Our favorite fly reels for saltwater fly fishing.
If you are into saltwater fly fishing, you have to come prepared. These 4 fly reels give you the ability you want to fight those fish like tarpon, bonefish & permit. Their anti-corrosion design stands up to the harsh saltwater elements, ensuring you can go back time and time again.
|Fly rod||Line weights||Price|
|Hatch Gen 2 Finatic fly reel||2wt–16wt||$470.00–$990.00|
|Nautilus NV-G fly reel||5wt–10wt, 12wt||$560.00–$895.00|
|Nautilus CCF-X2 fly reel||6wt–12wt||$435.00–$695.00|
|Sage Spectrum Max fly reel||5wt–12wt||$449.00–$499.00|
Line weights: 2wt-16wt
Premium anodizing helps protect this reel from harsh effects of saltwater corrosion. Another anti-corrosion measure the Hatch Gen II features is improved sealed bearing and lip seals, so you can spend more time angling in the salt. Its smooth, multi-disc drag system improves stopping power to help you pull stop saltwater fish.Product details >>
Line weights: 5wt, 6wt, 7wt, 8wt, 9wt, 10wt, 12wt
This reel’s G-Spool design offers the saltwater angler many advantages. Its dry time is up to 14 times faster than standard fly reels, reducing corrosion and wear. The Nautilus NV-G’s fast line retrieval takes a lot of the work out of landing strong saltwater fish. Adding to its great value, its drag system is one of the best in its class. Certainly a great reel for the money.Product details >>
Line weights: 6wt, 7wt, 8wt, 9wt, 10wt, 11wt, 12wt
This reel features many benefits if you’re looking to land your next big saltwater fish. Depending on what size you choose, the Nautilus CCF-X2’s large arbor design allows you to pick up to 14 inches of line per turn of the handle conserving your energy as you exhaust those large fish. A smooth drag and lower start up inertia makes for a terrific angling experience.Product details >>
Line weights: 5wt, 6wt, 7wt, 8wt, 9wt, 10wt, 11wt, 12wt
Made from aerospace grade 6061-T6 aluminum, the Sage Spectrum Max handles the harsh corrosive properties of saltwater like a champ. A large arbor design facilitates faster, more efficient line retrieval. With over 40 drag settings to choose from, the Sage Spectrum puts you control, no matter if you’re fishing for redfish or tarpon.Product details >>
Be sure to bring any one of these fly reels to your next fly fishing trip. You’ll be well-prepared for the challenge. Check out the best saltwater fly rods we have in our inventory.