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.
If you’re after something to put the brakes on a fast running steelhead than you’ve found it!