Orvis Fly Fishing
Do I Need A Large-Arbor Fly Fishing Reel?
When it comes to the essential gear for fly fishing, there’s your rod, your line, your leader, your fly, and, of course, your reel. While you may think of a fly reel as something that just holds your line, the truth is also helps you cast and land fish.
When you’re shopping for a new fly reel, here are few things to consider:
Large is now in charge
Large arbor reels are wide and have oversized spools. These spools hold their line in a position that’s away from the center and the spindle. For everyone from trout fisherman to salt water or anglers, this offers several key benefits.
Upgrade your fishing experience
The more you think about it, the more you realize how much of your fishing time is spent pulling line on and off your reel. If you’re looking to change reels, large-arbor models will instantly fix this problem and upgrade your experience on the water.
To find one that works for you, your best bet is to go see several options in person. Test the drag, talk to a sales associate about the internal parts, take the spool off, and get a feel for the weight of the reel. If possible, bring along rod you intend to use. Try it out with the reel, feel the balance, and see if it matches and feels comfortable to you.
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