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

SaleBestseller No. 1
Archery 40cm & 80cm Targets by Longbow
169 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. 2
Yellow Jacket Supreme 3 Field Point Bag Archery Target
351 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
Bestseller No. 3
Morrell Double Duty 450 FPS Field Point Archery Bag Target - for Crossbows, Compounds, and Airbows
699 Reviews
Morrell 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
Bestseller No. 4
Block Invasion 4-Sided Archery Target - Three Sizes - TOP SELLER
76 Reviews
Block Invasion 4-Sided Archery Target - Three Sizes - TOP SELLER
  • Archery Target with 4-sided shooting for INCREASED TARGET LIFE. Measures 16" X 16" X 13.5"
  • Open-layered design stops arrows with FRICTION NOT FORCE allowing for easy arrow removal
  • High contrast graphics AID IN VISIBILITY. Multiple aiming spots extend the target life
  • The front and back of the target is designed for BROADHEAD (fixed or expandable) and FIELD TIP arrows. Polypropylene wrapped sides are designed for FIELD TIP arrows only
  • Built in Handle for EASY TRANSPORT - Available in 3 Sizes - Made in the USA
Bestseller No. 5
Morrell Yellow Jacket YJ-350 Field Point Bag Archery Target - for Crossbows and Compound bows
209 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. 6
Yellow Jacket Stinger Field Point Target
45 Reviews
Yellow Jacket Stinger Field Point Target
  • Made of highest quality material
  • Manufacturer: Morrell
  • Morrell yellow jacket field point target
SaleBestseller No. 7
Archery 5 SPOT & 3 SPOT Vegas Targets by Longbow 8, 20, 50 & 200 Packs
39 Reviews
Archery 5 SPOT & 3 SPOT Vegas Targets by Longbow 8, 20, 50 & 200 Packs
  • 40cm targets are packaged in 8, 20, 50 and 200 packs.
  • Longbow 40 cm Targets are printed to exacting official standards. Each color ring edge is printed to an exacting 4cm from ring edge to ring edge.
  • Search Longbow for our other Archery Targets including other 40, 60 and 80 cm Targets.
  • 40cm Targets are printed on heavy duty 7pt archery paper and manufactured to limit the hole size during arrow penetration for longer lasting targets
Bestseller No. 8
Morrell Yellow Jacket Discharge Target
275 Reviews
Morrell Yellow Jacket Discharge Target
  • ARCHERY TARGET designed for stopping high speed CROSSBOW AND COMPOUND BOW
  • Intended for discharging a CROSSBOW BOLT or CAMP USE
  • LIGHTWEIGHT and PORTABLE - fits in small areas
  • Easy Tote Carrying Handles included for EASY TRANSPORT
  • DURABLE ARCHERY TARGET, MADE IN THE USA and HIGH VISIBILITY TARGET DESIGN
Bestseller No. 9
NXT Generation 3D Inflatable Deer Target - Archery Target Practice - Life Size Inflatable Buck - Great for Kids - Suitable for Indoor and Outdoor Play - For VELCRO Tipped Nerf Like Foam Darts
160 Reviews
NXT Generation 3D Inflatable Deer Target - Archery Target Practice - Life Size Inflatable Buck - Great for Kids - Suitable for Indoor and Outdoor Play - For VELCRO Tipped Nerf Like Foam Darts
  • APPROX 4 FT TALL 8 POINT BUCK - This deer replicates an 8 point whitetail deer and stands 48 inches tall. Watch your child smile as they practice with this fun target!Great use for either indoors or out
  • INFLATABLE TARGET MAKES FOR EASY STORAGE - Inflatable whitetail deer makes storage easy and painless! After your child has bagged their deer, simply deflate it until next time!
  • SAFE INDOORS AND OUT - Your child can enjoy target practice while indoors or out. They can practice their skills on a rainy day in comfort or outdoors in the sun!
  • 6 INCH TARGET AREA - This inflatable deer has a 6 inch VELCRO® target area perfect for hook and loop foam darts.
  • USE WITH ANY HOOK AND LOOP PROJECTILES - Target was built for hook and loop or suction cup foam dart projectiles, not for real arrows.

Fly Fishing Reel Video

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