Best Fly Fishing Reels 2017-11-12T15:55:40+00:00

Best Fly Fishing Reels

What Is A Fly Fishing Reel?

Fly fishing is a popular pastime, and it takes a specific set of kit, including flys, rods and a good reel. If you’re new to fishing, or just not really all that familiar with fly fishing, then you may be wondering, “what’s a fly fishing reel”. There are a few things that set fly fishing apart from other types of fishing, but you will need a good reel for the activity.

Really, instead of asking the question “what’s a fly fishing reel” it would make more sense to ask what you should be looking for when you are buying a fly fishing reel.

The primary role of fly fishing is to hold the line, but there’s a lot more to it than that – you’ll need to be able to fight the fish – the drag on the fly reel will make all the difference between landing a big fish or having that fish get away.

The main things that a fly reel does is hold the amount of backing and fly line, and cope with the weight of the rod that you would be fishing with. If you were going to use, say, a 5-weight fly rod, then it would be important to choose a fly reel that can accommodate the fly line and weights ranging from 4-8.

Rods can range from $50 for a beginner reel that will leave you frustated if you are a serious fisher, to up to $400 or even more if you want a good drag system and a dcently sized reel that can give you a smooth cast.

When you are choosing a reel, you should first think about how much money you have to spend. There are some mid-range reels that are good if you are just learning how to fish – such as the Lamson Lightspeed Hard Alox range, which are budget, but well-made. There are others, such as the Ross Flystart Fly Reels that are in the lower price range and that are still good for people who are just experimenting and aren’t sure, yet, whether they are going to stick with fishing.

Ideally, you should talk to people about the different types of fly fishing reels that are out there, and try one that someone owns so that you can get a feel for it. There are a few different styles, and to an extent fishing is all about personal preference – so you may like a rod and reel that others find too fast or too heavy. Reviews can only help you so much, and personal experience will make all the difference. Remember, though, that you get what you pay for with fishing, and cheap kit will have downsides to it. There’s no point in spending a fortune on a reel if you would only go fishing once or twice a month, but if you want to fish competitively, or take the activity seriously, then it is a good idea to invest in your gear.

Best Fly Fishing Reel For The Money

Bestseller No. 1
Block GenZ Series Youth Archery Arrow Target
428 Reviews
Block GenZ Series Youth Archery Arrow Target
  • YOUTH ARCHERY TARGET for use with bows of 40 pounds of draw weight or less. Measures 18" x 16" x 8"
  • Legendary open-layered technology allows EASY ARROW REMOVAL and LONGER TARGET LIFE
  • High contrast white-on-black aiming points offer GREAT VISIBILITY so your child can move up from the larger aiming points to the smaller points
  • Comes with Handle for EASY TRANSPORT Light and Portable
  • Stops field tips, broadheads and expandables. MADE IN THE USA
SaleBestseller No. 3
Archery 40cm & 80cm Targets by Longbow
178 Reviews
Archery 40cm & 80cm Targets by Longbow
  • Longbow Targets are printed to exacting official standards
  • 40cm Targets are printed on heavy duty 7pt archery paper manufactured to limit hole size during impact for longer lasting targets
  • 40cm targets are packaged in 8, 20, 50 and 200 packs.
  • Search Longbow for our other Archery Targets including our 60 cm Targets.
SaleBestseller No. 4
Yellow Jacket Stinger Field Point Target
58 Reviews
Yellow Jacket Stinger Field Point Target
  • Made of highest quality material
  • Manufacturer: Morrell
  • Morrell yellow jacket field point target
SaleBestseller No. 5
Morrell 131  Double Duty 450 FPS Field Point Archery Bag Target - for Crossbows, Compounds, and Airbows
731 Reviews
Morrell 131 Double Duty 450 FPS Field Point Archery Bag Target - for Crossbows, Compounds, and Airbows
  • ARCHERY TARGET designed for high speed CROSSBOW, COMPOUND BOW AND AIRBOW
  • Field point only BOW AND ARROW TARGET - LONGER LIFE ARCHERY TARGETS
  • EASY ARROW REMOVAL for all arrows
  • Easy Tote Carrying Handles included for EASY PORTABILITY
  • DURABLE, MADE IN THE USA and takes THOUSANDS OF SHOTS with your BOWS
SaleBestseller No. 6
Yellow Jacket Supreme 3 Field Point Bag Archery Target
369 Reviews
Yellow Jacket Supreme 3 Field Point Bag Archery Target
  • ARCHERY TARGET designed for a high speed COMPOUND BOW that takes THOUSANDS OF SHOTS
  • Field point only BOW AND ARROW TARGET - LONGER LIFE ARCHERY TARGETS
  • EASY ARROW REMOVAL - known for TWO FINGER ARROW REMOVAL
  • HANDLE AND GROMMETS included for EASY TRANSPORT AND HANGING to extend target life
  • DURABLE, MADE IN THE USA and HIGH VISIBILITY TARGET DESIGN for sighting in
SaleBestseller No. 7
Mountain Hardwear Canyon LS Shirt - Men's
30 Reviews
Mountain Hardwear Canyon LS Shirt - Men's
  • Zippered chest pockets double as core vents
  • UPF 50
  • Roll-up sleeves
  • Sun collar
  • Smart seams
Bestseller No. 8
Block Classic Archery Target - Stops Arrows with Friction not Force!
498 Reviews
Block Classic Archery Target - Stops Arrows with Friction not Force!
  • Classic 2-Sided Archery Target Measures 18" x 18" x 13.5"
  • Patented open layer design stops arrows with friction not force allowing for EASY ARROW REMOVAL
  • High contrast white-on-black aiming points offer GREAT VISIBILITY and measurement of accuracy
  • Comes with Handle for EASY TRANSPORT Light and Portable
  • Available in 3 Sizes. Made in the USA
Bestseller No. 9
Morrell Yellow Jacket YJ-350 Field Point Bag Archery Target - for Crossbows and Compound bows
218 Reviews
Morrell Yellow Jacket YJ-350 Field Point Bag Archery Target - for Crossbows and Compound bows
  • ARCHERY TARGET designed for high speed CROSSBOW AND COMPOUND BOW
  • Field point only BOW AND ARROW TARGET - LONGER LIFE ARCHERY TARGETS
  • EASY ARROW REMOVAL for all arrows
  • HANDLE AND GROMMETS included for EASY TRANSPORT AND HANGING
  • DURABLE MADE IN THE USA and takes THOUSANDS OF SHOTS with your BOW
Bestseller No. 10
Shooter Buck 3D Archery Target with Replaceable Core
237 Reviews
Shooter Buck 3D Archery Target with Replaceable Core
  • The biggest toughest 3D Targets in the Universe, This LIFE-LIKE BUCK stands 48" Tall, 125" P & Y Antlers
  • STOPS ALL Broadhead and Field Tip Arrows
  • BANG FOR YOUR BUCK - Includes a replaceable high density insert shooting core that will extend the life of your target (Additional Inserts: Order GlenDel Model #G71630)
  • STABILITY - the crossbow Shooter stands at 4 feet tall but it will never waver because ground stakes are included
  • Made in the USA

Fly Fishing Reel Video

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