Basics of choosing the right Fly Fishing Reel:
Often overlooked by many fly fishing anglers, quality Fly Fishing Reels will make a difference in landing the fish of a lifetime.
The primary function of the Fly Fishing Reel is to hold the fly line, no doubt about that, but fly fishing is not just casting, it is also fighting the fish, and that is where a solid and smooth drag system will make a huge difference.
What species am I fishing for?
This is the most important question to ask yourself before choosing Fly Fishing Reels. If you are fishing small river trout and or arctic graylings, a click & pawl reel might be sufficient – However, if your target is an Atlantic Salmon or Steelhead, you will need a larger Fly Reel for more line capacity and a more powerful drag system.
Fishing in saltwater will require corrosion resistant components and a sophisticated sealed drag.
Fly Fishing Reel size:
Your reel should offer you the right capacity to hold enough line and backing, but once loaded it should also balance your rod.
A balanced rod will much lighter and will let you fish for hours, reducing arm fatigue!
“Getting your hands on that fish means first getting into his head… The more you can feel his dark intentions, the better you’re equipped to turn him back your way with an attitude adjustment.”
We have a professional line spooling machine in-house and provide spooling services with or without a Fly Fishing Reel purchase.
After consulting the reel manufacturer’s capacity specifications, we will help you spool the backing and tie those finicky knots using Loon’s Knot Sense to ensure not only tensile strength, but a smooth transition for those long pulling fish on the fly !!
The line spooling machine will ensure a tight, even spooling job!
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We are an authorized dealer of fly fishing reels from the following manufacturers:
See here for a list of our Fly Fishing Reels that are on SALE or CLEARANCE.
No Guelph, Fergus, Kitchener or Cambridge Fishing Tackle Retailer will boast as complete and diverse a store inventory, including a vast selection of Fly Fishing Rods, Fly Fishing Reels, Fishing Waders, Wading Boots and Streamside Accessories.
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