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From reel anatomy to best fly fishing reels for the money–our fly reels guides & reviews will serve you right.

Fly fishing reel technology has increased significantly in the last 10 years. It is entirely possible to get a bomber reel with a budget. Take your time and research the pro’s and con’s of the reels in your price range to get the best reel for you.

Tip: think about your application above anything else (your fishing style, location/species, as well as your most common technique). Explore the articles below to get started.

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Best 8 Wt Fly Reel | Buyer’s Guide (2022)

TFO Power Fly Reel

Bigger Fish to Fry Trout may be my particular obsession but there is great sport and fun in pursuing bigger fish in bigger water. 8 weight reels are on the menu for this review, and I’m going to do a deep dive into both the highest-rated and the most economical reels on the market today. …

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Best 4 wt fly Reels | Buyer’s Guide (2022)

Hardy Ultralite MTX Fly Reel

A Matter of Function and Taste Nymphing (euro and otherwise) has continued to grow in popularity for fly fishers worldwide in the past decades, and for good reason.  Simply put, it’s deadly effective and can better your chances at an encounter with a fish when other methods aren’t working.  This review is about 4wt fly …

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Lamson Liquid Fly Reel | On-The-Water Review

Lamson Liquid Reel

The Lamson Liquid fly reel is: Reliable. Smooth. Durable. Those are definitely desired qualities in a fly fishing reel. Desired qualities usually come with an associated price tag, and entry-level fly fishing gear’s best feature is often listed as something along the lines of “it won’t cost you an arm and a leg.” But how …

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Types of Fishing Reels Explained: Reels 101 (2022 Buyer’s Guide)

Reel types-Fly reel vs spin reel

This is a comprehensive guide explaining everything you need to know about the different types of fishing reels out there, plus the downfalls of each, if applicable. The resource below will unveil: Basic reel anatomy Vocabulary  The 5 most common reel types Their respective applications How to cast them Their differences Downfalls if applicable Conclusion …

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