The American-made Mirage fly reel promises superior performance in challenging environments.

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Type: Fly Reel
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  • Mirage II for line weights 3-5; 5.6 oz, 3½" in diameter.
  • Mirage III for line weights 5-7; 6.2 oz, 3⅞" in diameter.
  • Mirage IV for line weights 7-9; 8.9 oz, 4¼" in diameter.
  • Mirage V for line weights 9-11; 9.7 oz, 4½" in diameter.
  • Mirage VI for line weights 11-13; 12.9 oz, 5" in diameter.
  • Mirage VI-Deep for line weights 13-15; 13 oz, 5" in diameter.

The size VI Mirage comes with two spool choices. Pick the high-capacity deep spool for blue water species or the standard shallow spool for the highest amount of line pick up for the serious tarpon angler.

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color: Select color
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Reel Mounting

Please choose right (RH) or left (LH) retrieve. Please allow 1-2 additional days for reel mounting.
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$269   -  $369
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has been our commitment since 1856. It’s who we are. If you aren’t happy with a product or service, we want to know about it. And we’ll make it right. That’s the Orvis Way.

  • Mirage II for line weights 3-5; 5.6 oz, 3½" in diameter.
  • Mirage III for line weights 5-7; 6.2 oz, 3⅞" in diameter.
  • Mirage IV for line weights 7-9; 8.9 oz, 4¼" in diameter.
  • Mirage V for line weights 9-11; 9.7 oz, 4½" in diameter.
  • Mirage VI for line weights 11-13; 12.9 oz, 5" in diameter.
  • Mirage VI-Deep for line weights 13-15; 13 oz, 5" in diameter.

The size VI Mirage comes with two spool choices. Pick the high-capacity deep spool for blue water species or the standard shallow spool for the highest amount of line pick up for the serious tarpon angler.

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The Story

A technologically superior reel conceived and designed from the ground up and built in New England by American craftsmen to battle angry fish and laugh in the face of corrosive saltwater environments. The Mirage features a sealed and maintenance-free carbon and stainless steel disc drag system with an aggressive knurled drag knob that goes from zero to full drag in a single drag knob rotation. Patent-pending ball and ramp drag mechanism provides a smooth turning drag that follows a non-linear curve as the drag knob is turned to give smoother adjustments in the fishing and fish-fighting range. The reel is a super large arbor for increased retrieve rates and reduction in line coil. Machined in the USA from strong, yet lightweight 6061 T6 aluminum barstock. Ergonomically designed machined aluminum handle. Quick release spool easily converts from left to right-hand retrieve. Military-spec type III hard coat anodizing. Titanium shaft adds strength without additional weight. Fully radiused reel foot prevents kinked leaders. Low-profile counterweight won't catch fingers or fly lines. In pewter, midnight black.
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Great Large Arbor Reel for Steelhead I purchased a Mirage IV to pair with a 7wt rod. Very smooth and powerful drag system. Spool change out is simple and fool proof. Will be using the reel for steelhead, bass and some light saltwater.
Date published: 2021-04-08
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Beautiful Reel! I've paired this with a 10 weight Asquith and they are a great combo. The reel has a smooth retrieve and an easily adjustable drag.
Date published: 2021-04-05
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Best drag on the market The Mirage series of reels are the best on the market. I own 6 of them.
Date published: 2021-04-03
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Best fly reel ever. I’m so happy I bought this Orvis Mirage reel. I’ve always wanting to get a nicer fly rod and reel set up. I’m amazing at how smooth the drag and reel itself is. I paired with the Helios 3D 9 ft, 6 wt.
Date published: 2021-03-31
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Mirage it’s a beast Strong reel with a strong drag. The finish of the reel is amazing. Quality, strength and American quality........super!
Date published: 2020-09-16
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Perfection! Fresh water in central Ontario, and very northern Canada for sea run specs and graylings.
Date published: 2020-07-09
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Best reel ever. Bought this with an H3 D 12 weight for surfcasting in Nags Head. Could not have found a better combo. Worked great even on windy days. Far exceeded my expectations. Thanks Orvis !!!!!
Date published: 2020-07-01
Rated 5 out of 5 by from This Reel Will be Hard to Beat 'Took me a while to warm up to the price... But having used the Mirage, i'm thrilled to own it. Annodizing appears to be more durable than my other 5 reels. It's noticably lighter. I did not expect to be impressed, (a reel is a reel, right?) … The detent drag seeting is brilliant. 'First trip out i met up w/ a 30" striper 1/4 mile out on the flats in the dark. Things got busy. The drag needed attention and feeling that "click" detent... I'll tell you, That was my first morning out w/ this reel and the reel was more intuitive and easy to adjust than others i've used for five years. It was bizarre and unexpected..... After a clean release i thought to myself, "Wow.. i like this reel".... Best of all, Made in the USA. I LOVE products that are both best in the world and also made in the USA. Well done Orvis.
Date published: 2020-06-12
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