Here you can find the right fly reel that suits you and your rod best

Fly reels are much more than just a simple line container. With the right fly reel, you can optimally balance your fly tackle. This way you need to use less force when casting and the whole process is more harmonious. This not only leads to a more relaxed day on the water, as casting will tire you less. You will also cast better, more precisely and further if necessary. A reliable reel drag that won't let you down when you need it should also be a fundamental feature of your new fly reel. For light fly fishing, the focus is on a smooth line release and fine adjustment. This way, even the thinnest leaders are not overloaded by strong fish. When chasing big predators, on the other hand, a solid reel reel drag ensures that you can confidently play and land the trophy fish. You will find the right fly reel for all types of fly fishing in our online shop. Take a look at the semi-automatic fly reels, which are the first choice of many professionals and connoisseurs.

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The importance of the fly reel for an optimal combination of fly rod and reel is often underestimated. It may be true that the fly reel serves primarily as a "line storage" and the reel drag system is (often) of minor importance. At least when it comes to classic fly fishing for trout, grayling and other finfish in local waters. This is because pull-off resistance is normally controlled by hand rather than with the fly reel's drag. However, a fly reel that matches the rest of your setup balances your tackle perfectly and not only makes casting easier, but also reduces fatigue when fishing.


Especially when fly fishing with very thin tippets, a good reel drag can keep the choosen pull-off resistance more reliable than it can be done by hand. When fly fishing for large predators in fresh and salt water, the drag is also used to control the fight. A finely adjustable drag also prevents the reel from overrunning when the fly line is pulled off quickly and the fly line from becoming tangled as a result. Make sure that the reel drag is of high quality and works reliably. A reel drag that cannot be adjusted precisely, jams or jerks is the worst of all options.


You often hear or read that a fly reel should above all be light. We can only share this recommendation to a limited extent. It is true that fly fishing is less tiring for your arm with a light fly reel and an overall light tackle. This means you can fish longer and with more concentration. However, you should make sure that your fly reel balances your fly rod perfectly. This is because a very light fly reel on a long, robust fly rod will result in a top-heavy setup. And this puts far more strain on your casting arm due to the long lever of the fly rod than a few grams more on the fly reel, which sits directly on the rod hand. Your combination of fly rod and fly reel is correctly balanced when you can balance the setup at the tip of the rod handle on your index finger.

When looking for the right size, we also recommend choosing a fly reel with sufficient capacity. The manufacturer's specifications are a good first guide. In the vast majority of cases, they will state that a fly line of a certain line class and a certain length of backing can be accommodated on the fly reel. Note that lines of higher line classes require more space. Even if it gets hectic during the fight, you will not have time to ensure that the fly line is laid neatly and in a space-saving manner when retrieving. In certain cases, you may also want to combine your fly line with a polyleader, which in turn also needs space on the fly reel. If you are in doubt between two reel sizes, choose the larger one, as long as it continues to balance your fly rod well.


What does the fly reel have to do with the casting distance? At first glance, very little. When you cast the fly line, you have already pulled it off the fly reel. However, modern plastic fly lines tend to take on the shape of the spool on which they are stored over time. This is called the memory effect. When pulling off these fly lines, they tend to curl. If the spool diameter is small, there are many small curls. If the spool diameter is large, there are correspondingly larger and fewer curls. A curled line causes more friction when it passes the running guides and does not stretch as nicely. As a result, the casting distance also suffers. Fly reels with an increased spool diameter ("large arbor") counteract this memory effect of the fly line. Another advantage of these fly reels is the higher retrieve per spool revolution.

We stock a large selection of high-quality and reliable fly reels from various brands that offer outstanding technical features and excellent value for money. We have the right fly reel for every type of fly fishing and for all line classes. In addition to traditional fly reels, you will also find cassette fly reels with interchangeable spools and anti-reverse models in our range. We also stock a range of semi-automatic fly reels, which are becoming increasingly popular among Euro Nymph fly fishermen thanks to their easy line management.

Aber eine zu deinem restlichen Setup passende Fliegenrolle balanciert dein Gerät optimal aus und erleichtert dir damit nicht das Werfen sondern ermüdet auch weniger beim Angeln.