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Leland Reel Co. Vintage Golden Trout Fly Reel

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Product Description

Sierra Nevada Golden Trout Fly Reel:

A fly reel your grandaddy would approve of.

When it comes to choosing a fly reel that celebrates the simplicity of small stream angling, the Sierra Nevada Golden Trout is a rustic and elegant option all its own. At home on bamboo, glass, and even contemporary graphite fly rods, our Golden Trout fly reel offers the function and feel you want when plying the small, secret streams where fly fishing is unpretentious and uncomplicated.

Nothing fancy here. No large-arbor spools, no NASA-designed drag system, no gaudy color options…just a fly reel like you might hope to find in your grandfather’s sock drawer one day. With a click and pawl drag system that needs no adjusting, you’ll hear our fly reel’s laughter, as it celebrates each wild trout you catch.

Of course it’s fully machined from solid bar-stock aluminum and then Teflon anodized for amazing scratch resistance and a very long life in the field…but to be honest, who really cares about all that technical stuff. It’s probably best described a beautiful little trout fly reel with soul. Something your grandfather would definitely approve of.


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  • Weight: 3.6 oz.
  • Spool Width: .70″
  • Spool Diameter: 2.3″
  • Frame Diameter: 2.7″
  • Appropriate for line sizes 2 to 4
  • Traditional aesthetic
  • Fully machined from solid, bar-stock aluminum
  • Teflon anodized
  • Standard arbor for plenty of capacity
  • Time-honored click-pawl drag
  • Easy left-to-right retrieve conversion
  • Solid brass components
  • Agatine handle
  • Brass-zippered, padded leather case

1 review for Leland Reel Co. Vintage Golden Trout Fly Reel

  1. 5 out of 5

    A.T. Heyer

    This is a “no nonsense” solidly built reel. If you are like me, and prefer a quieter clicker, a dab of grease on the pawl gear goes a long way towards muffling the sound. I purchased this reel to pair with my Sierra Nevada Glass rod and was pleased to find that it also paired well with my custom Harms rod. After spending quite a bit of time searching for vintage click pawl reels on the internet, it was clear that the Leland reel was the best choice. You can’t beat the old school aesthetics built with modern materials. All parts are well machined and are precisely fitted to close tolerances. Palming the reel is not an option because the frame surrounds the spool, but you can pinch the spool disc on the non handle side, or squeeze the line between you fore finger and the rod grip (my preferred method for all of my reels including those with drag adjustment). All things considered, a good quality reel that should perform well for many years.

    February 27, 2017

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Additional Information

Weight0.9 kg
Dimensions15.25 x 15.25 x 15.25 cm