Our favorite fly reels for bass fly fishing

Here's our favorite fly reels for fly fishing bass.

Hooking a smallmouth, largemouth or striped bass requires the right tool for the job. These 6 fly reels offer terrific performance for the money. We use our premium Hatch, Ables and Tibors for bass too, however, these reels listed will get the job done and save you some money on a bass set up.

Fly rodLine weightsPrice
Echo Bravo fly reel 7wt–12wt $139.99
Redington BEHEMOTH fly reel 4wt–12wt $129.99-149.95
Echo Ion fly reel 2wt–12wt $79.99-99.95
Lamson Liquid fly reel 3wt–10wt $129.95-149.95
Lamson Guru Series II fly reel 2wt–11wt $289.95-339.95
    1. Echo Bravo fly reel

      Echo Bravo Best Fly Reel for Bass

      Price: $139.99
      Line weights: 7wt, 8wt, 9wt, 10wt, 11wt, 12wt

      A new member of the Echo fly reel family, the Echo Bravo is their one of their best. This terrific looking, affordable reel offers solid aluminum alloy construction. Available in array of different weights, this reel is a great tool for bass angler to have in their arsenal.

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    2. Redington BEHEMOTH fly reel

      Redington Behemoth Best Fly Reel for Bass Fishing

      Price: $129.99-149.99
      Line weights: 4wt, 5wt, 6wt, 7wt, 8wt, 9wt, 10wt, 11wt, 12wt

      This reel manages to combine powerful drag and smooth feel, giving you enough strength to fight big bass. Adjustable drag puts you in control. You can also convert this reel for left or right hand retrieve easily. Offered in sizes that will cover all of your bass fishing needs, this reel is ergonomically designed for comfort.

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    3. Echo Ion fly reel

      Echo Ion Best Fly Reel for Bass Fishing

      Price: $79.99-99.99
      Line weights: 2wt, 3wt, 4wt, 5wt, 6wt, 7wt, 8wt, 9wt, 10wt, 11wt, 12wt

      Another great reel from Echo, the Echo Ion gives you big bang for your buck. Priced at under $100, its lightweight design balances well with lighter rods. Solid alloy construction makes this reel exceptionally durable. Designed with freshwater fish like smallmouth, largemouth or striped bass, this reel is up for the challenge.

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    4. Lamson Liquid fly reel

      Lamson Liquid Best Fly Reel for Largemouth Smallmouth Bass

      Price: $129.99-149.99
      Line weights: 2wt, 3wt, 4wt, 5wt, 6wt, 7wt, 8wt, 9wt, 10wt, 11wt, 12wt

      This Lamson designed reel is a great piece of fly fishing equipment for you to hook your next bass. Offered in 3 wt to 10 wt sizes, the Lamson Liquid reel features the Conical Drag design that has become one of the standards when it comes to fly fishing drag design.

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Pair this reel with a great fly rod and you are well-equipped for your next bass fishing trip. Check out some of the best rods for fly fishing bass as well.

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