You might be able to get by with a lesser fly reel for your trout fishing, but when it comes to saltwater fly fishing, a quality fly reel is a must. Most saltwater fish are good sized and designed by nature to be strong and fast. Slow fish get eaten and their DNA removed from the matrix of life. To slow a hard-charging saltwater fish, you need a quality drag system designed to perform. Add to this, any saltwater environment is tough on a fly reel and you'll know why you need a fly reel designed for the job. Below is a solid selection of our favorite reels, aching to join you on a saltwater fly fishing adventure.
A Hatch bestseller, the Hatch Finatic 7+ Fly Fishing Reel is popular for freshwater and saltwater alike.
9+ Finatic Gen 2 Fly Reel delivers the same exceptional power and performance with a new frame that is half an ounce lighter!
When you need to take out the big guns! Perfect for chasing the ocean’s largest game fish.
The Hatch Finatic 11+ Gen 2 Fly Fishing Reel was designed to balance your 11 to 12 weight saltwater cannon.
Ideal for light double-hand rods or slightly heavier single-hand rods, the Loop Opti Runner Fly Fishing Reel supports line weights 6-8 weight and picks up line quick!
A fully anodized and sealed reel for light tackle saltwater use or the meaner fish in freshwater.
Special Price: $199
If you’re after something to put the brakes on a fast running steelhead than you’ve found it!
The Loop Opti Speedrunner delivers uncompromising performance and power from Permit to Steelhead.
A slightly wider version of the Opti Runner ideal for Spey as well as Saltwater Rods. Be prepared for your next Permit or big Steelhead encounter.
With its maximum power and smooth-as-butter drag, this fly reel can subdue the largest game fish.
Providing versatility and uncompromising power, the Loop Classic 5/8 Fly Fishing Reel excels as a trout, bass or striper reel.