We’ve come a long way from the early days of holding out a fishing line by hand. Veteran fly fishing anglers will tell you that the reel is one of the most important pieces of gear, and that’s why they’ll call upon different reels for different fish and conditions. As you might imagine, today’s modern fly rod reels are advanced marvels of modern engineering. You’ll find options ranging from pre-cast to machined, sealed or unsealed, and more. Our huge selection of name brand fly reels is sure to have just what you need for the next fishing trip. If you’re new to this world of fly fishing that we hold so dear, there are a few things to consider when choosing a fly reel.
First, and arguably most importantly, is to ensure that the reel you choose balances with your rod nicely. That means choosing a fly reel that’s matched to the size and weight of your rod. Also, consider what type of fly fishing you’ll be doing, and make sure your rod and reel are suited for it. For instance, you would likely want a Switch or Spey reel to handle the larger shooting head fly lines. If you’re headed out to fish in saltwater, you’ll probably want a reel that holds more backing and has a heavier drag system for fish looking to make a long run. If you’re new to fly fishing, consider one of our favorite fly rod outfits that includes everything you need to get started. If you have any questions, we’d love the chance to talk about fly fishing gear with you, so give us a call or fill out our contact form.
At Yellowstone Angler, fishing isn’t just something we like to do once in a while. For us, fly fishing is a passion, and that includes our gear. We know well the importance of having the best tool for the job, and when that job is hunting fish, only the best tools will suffice. That’s what you’ll find throughout our online store and in person if you stop by our physical location in Livingston, MT. We look forward to helping you enjoy your next fishing trip even more.