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Nautilus NV Reels

Nautilus NV ReelsEverything said about the first generation Nautilus CCF saltwater fly reels (see below) is still true…but even more true with the arrival of the latest generation of world beating fly reels from Nautilus--the NV series. The new reels are available in five sizes and 10 configurations, and are unparalleled in Lightness, good looks and performance. The Nautilus NV 5/6, 6/7, 8/9, 10/11 and 11/12 and their G-Spool siblings are completely impervious to effects from saltwater environs, and will outperform any fighting class reel on the market. The NV series feature a larger version of the CCF drag system utilized by their Nautilus CCF siblings, and stainless steel components have largely been replaced by ceramics and titanium. Machined entirely out of aircraft grade Aluminum, no details have been omitted, from its low profile drag knob and counterweight to the 100 and 200 yard backing markers on the inside of the spool, and the leader tender on the drag knob side of the reel-foot. These reels are made to impress. All NV reels feature titanium drag shafts, and are loaded with the latest technology in high performance ceramic micro bearings. Since ceramics and titanium are impervious to the elements, you're guaranteed to spend less time worrying and more time fishing. NV reels feature a "thrust bearing to thrust bearing" drag design for effortless cranking resistance under any load, ensuring the smoothest line retrieval of any reel on the market. Using titanium and ceramics has allowed Nautilus to downsize components, increase the drag surface by over 75%, and still decrease the overall weight significantly without sacrificing the fighting class qualities that are the hallmark of all Nautilus reels. You can spend more for a saltwater fly-reel, but none will equal the incomparable performance and sheer aesthetic value of a NV Nautilus. The NV is available in black or silver anodizing. Made in the U.S.A.-Lifetime Warranty. Note: please specify with which hand you wind your reel in the Special Instructions section of the Order Form when ordering.
Model Capacity Dia. Wt. Reels Spools
NV 6/7 WF-7 +200 yds. 3.75" 6.0 oz. $570.00 $235.00
NV 8/9 WF-9 +200 yds. 30 lb. 4.00" 7.1 oz. $620.00 $255.00
NV 10/11 WF-11 +225 yds. 30 lb. 4.25" 7.6 oz. $650.00 $265.00
NV 11/12 WF-12 +350 yds. 30 lb. 4.50" 8.6 oz. $750.00 $295.00

Nautilus CCF Reels

Nautilus CCF ReelsThe Nautilus CCF 8, 10 and 12 salt-water fly-reels feature the smoothest, toughest, most consistent—the best—fly-reel drag system available, at any price. Housed in a hermetically sealed center-hub, the CCF (patent pending) drag system is impervious to the elements—salt, sand, water, ice, grit—nothing can interfere with the reel’s sublime performance.

These lightweight reels are CNC machined from solid bar-stock aerospace grade aluminum, hard anodized for toughness, and built on a backbone of four oversized stainless-steel ball bearings that reduce friction and heat. All Nautilus CCF reels feature large arbor spools for fast line retrieval, near zero start-up inertia or line memory, and have ample backing capacity to handle long and hard running fish. A sculpted drag knob offers an infinite setting range from free spool to near lock down, and all CCF reels, also, feature a silent retrieve, smooth outgoing click, hot-swapable spools for quick and easy line changing on the water, and are available in black or brushed silver anodizing,. You can spend a lot more for a saltwater fly-reel, but none will equal the incomparable performance and sheer aesthetic value of a Nautilus. Made in the U.S.A.—Lifetime Warranty.
Note: please specify with which hand you wind your reel in the Special Instructions section of the Order Form when ordering.

Model Capacity Dia. Wt. Reels Spools
#8 WF-8 +250 yds. 20 3.75" 8.7 oz. $425.00 $155.00
#10 WF-10 +250 yds. 30 lb. 4.00" 9.2 oz. $475.00 $175.00
#12 WF-12 +300 yds. 30 lb. 4.25" 9.6 oz. $525.00 $195.00

Nautilus Feather Weight X

Nautilus Feather Weight XThe FWX series replaces the FW series that has successfully satisfied fly fishers for the last number of years. The FWX reels differ from the FW series in that they are almost a half ounce lighter due to their new spool design, making them the lightest machined aluminum disc drag fly reels on the market. Like the NV reels, the FWX has a Giga arbor design that promotes faster line pick up and backing drying. In addition to the advanced spool designs used in these reels, Nautilus added a new stainless steel 1-way clutch that is housed in their proprietary TORQ-X™ clutch drive that ensures instant drag engagement with no slack, allowing the retrieve direction to be easily switched, and they've converted the new reels to be push on and click tab release. Finally, one of the newest creations to come out of the Nautilus think-tank is an industry first: LaserID™ line identification system, a laser etched white spot on the back of each FWX spool on which you may write the line type and weight that you are using on that spool. Write it on with a permanent marker and wipe it off with alcohol when changing lines. Also, your name or phone number can be written on the Laser ID spot in case you lose the reel. No more washed out or lost line stickers! To come close to this quality of workmanship and performance you will likely have to spend twice as much as what these reels cost. Fresh Water Light, Salt Water Safe! All FWX reels and spools are compatible with the older FW reels, and are available in black or Titanium anodizing. Made in the U.S.A.-Lifetime Warranty.

Model Capacity Dia. Wt. Reels Spools
FWX 3/4 WF3F + 110 yds of 20lb. 3.25" 3.6 oz. $265.00 $105.00
FWX 5/6 WF5F + 150 yds of 20lb. 3.50" 3.8 oz. $275.00 $125.00
FWX 7/8 WF7F + 200 yds of 20lb. 3.75" 4.1 oz. $325.00 $145.00

Vosseler RC Reels

Vosseler RC ReelsDesigned and manufactured in Germany, Vosseler RC reels are everything a classic trout reel needs to be: light, durable, and not burdened with an over designed drag system designed for sizable saltwater fish. The Vosseler RC reel is simplicity itself, with a set spool resistance to prevent overrun, allowing for increased pressure to be applied to the spool rim by hand, if needed, and there is no adjustment required for right or left hand wind. This is a pure Trout reel that’s appropriate for beginner and expert fly fisher alike, at an unbeatable price. The standard color for the Vosseler is silver and black (as shown), but all black is also available by request.

Available Models Weight Diameter Price x Spool
RC2: Line class WF 5/6 + 50m 3.76 oz 2.78" $149.50 $71.00
RC3: Line class WF 7/8 +80m 4.08 oz. 3.27" $154.50 $77.00

Cortland Retro Click-Pawl Reel

Cortland Retro Click-Pawl ReelReturn to the essence of Fly Fishing with Cortland's new lightweight Retro click-pawl reel, a fitting compliment to any Bamboo, Glass or sweetheart dry fly rod. Precision machined in exquisite detail from aircraft grade aluminum with a hard anodized gunmetal finish and black accents, the Retro has a silky adjustable tension click made to protect fine tippets, and an exposed palming rim for extra finesse when a large fish is hooked. Also, the Retro' click-pawls easily convert to right or left hand wind, and e spare spools install / remove with ease. The Retro is a testament to "simple is better," surpassing the quality and value the venerated Hardy Lightweight reels of yore-at a way better price.

Model Capacity Diameter Weight Reel x Spool
I (3/4) WF3 + 40 yds. 20 lb. 2 7/8" 3.1 oz. $129.95 $64.95
II (4/5) WF5 + 60 yds. 20 lb. 3 1/8" 3.3 oz. $129.95 $64.95

Cortland Sterling (8-10) Saltwater Reel

Cortland Sterling (8-10) Saltwater ReelThis feature packed beauty starts as a solid billet of 6061T6 aluminum, and is then machined to exacting tolerances, and hard anodized for lifetime durability in fresh or saltwater. Cortland added a fully enclosed, center mounted Rulon disc drag that will stop a proverbial truck as well as a lot of reels costing 3 times as much. An exposed rim lets you palm the counterbalanced, quick release spool for even more fish finesse. The knurled bar stock drag knob is slip proof, and the Mid-Arbor design gives you maximum line capacity but still has all the benefits of rapid retrieve and reduced line coiling. The Sterling #3 has a 4"diameter spool, weighs only 7.4 oz., a line capacity of WF9 + 250 yds. of 30 lb., and a Lifetime Warranty-very impressive credentials for a reel with such a humble price tag. Reel: $169.95, Spare Spool: $69.95

Echo Ion

ECHO IONEasily the best reel in the sub $100 category, the Echo Ion is made with a hybrid design—Pressure molded cast Aluminum that is subsequently machined—to provide the benefits of a machined bar-stock reel without the high price associated with “fully” machined reels. All Ion reels are coated with an impact resistant matte black finish to provide the best looking, longest lasting finish available at such a reasonable price. The 4/5 Ion is ideal for most Trout fishing situations, and he 7/9 Ion is appropriate for Steelhead, bass, and light saltwater. While the reel is not designed specifically for saltwater use, its internal metal parts are all stainless steel, and if extra care is taken to thoroughly rinse and lubricate (Marine trailer lube is best) the reel after each exposure to saltwater environs the 7/8 Ion will serve well.

Model Capacity Diameter Weight Reel x Spool
4/5 WF5 +150 yards
20 lb.
3.4" 5.3 oz. $79.99 $34.99
7/9 WF8 +200 yards
20 lb.
3.9" 7.9 oz. $99.99 $44.99