Find a fly fishing reel to compliment that new rod.
In my opinion, the fly fishing reel only plays a significant role
when fishing for big fish, where the drag and line retrieval can mean landing
that trophy or snapping your leader. If you have just purchased a new fly rod,
you may want to have a look at some of the fly reels below.
A lot of anglers are using the large arbor fly reels which are really great for
getting the line on the reel during the fght. Anyone who has fought a line stripping
fish with one of these reels knows what I'm talking about. Some things to look for in a
quality fly fishing reel will be how it is put together. A good reel will be machined
from a solid piece of aircraft grade aluminum alloy. The lesser quality fly fishing reel
will be made from die-cast alloys.
For small fish, a fly fishing reel with a click-and-pawl drag system will work just fine.
However, for the big, hard charging fish, a disc-drag reel with a large arbor would probably
work better. Another thing to consider when buying a fly reel is whether or
not you can buy an extra spool. These are really handy when you need to switch
from floating to sinking line or vice-versa.
Overall, choosing a proper fly reel to match your rod is not rocket science.
There are so many to choose from that sometimes you forget what really counts,
that YOU like it. Take a look at some of the reels and prices that I have
listed by clicking on a logo below.