If you want to get involved with the great sport of fly fishing, you need the right fly reels before anything else. Fly reels can be found at most outdoor sporting goods stores or here on the internet as well and come in a variety of materials and styles. Take some time to choose one that will work for you.
Fly reels can come in plastic or metal, but there are obvious benefits to paying more for the metal variety. Plastic will, of course, wear out faster and be more prone to breakage. If you are just starting to try fly fishing and are not sure if you will stick with it, buying plastic fly reels may be an economical choice.
Love these reels, then choose one
Lamson Fly Reel
|Lamson Litespeed Series IV Fly Reel||-- |
Redington Fly Reels
|Redington Zero Large Arbor Fly Reels Click and Pawl Drag Lightweight Trout||$49.95 - $89.99 |
|Redington Crosswater Fly Reels and Spools||$19.95 - $89.13 |
If you want to get metal fly reels from the start, there are three main categories to choose from: performance, classic and heritage. It is also possible to find vintage or antique reels that may have been used decades or even a century ago if you want to have history on your side rather than modern technology. In general, though, choose fly reels that are rated to be a good quality and ones that will stand up to use.
Different brands of fly reels exist and you should try out several of them to see what feels the best when you hold and use it. Some brands include Hardy, Okuma and Penn. Since you will be holding the reels and rod for hours while you try to catch a fish, it is essential you get one you are comfortable with.