Fly Fishing Reels Advice

There are many fly fishing reels to choose from here at John Norris, and for the uninitiated it can be confusing as there are different materials, weights and brands available. We aim to make getting the right one for you as easy as possible. When you're looking for a new fly fishing reel, you'll want one that is designed to hold the weight of the line that you'll be using and to balance your fly rod correctly. If you're catching big fish like Salmon, Sea Trout and Saltwater Species then you'll want to know that your reel can cope with the blistering runs these fish can make. If you're going to be catching smaller fish, then you'll want to make sure that your reel is designed for using lighter lines and tippets. We stock fishing reels from Sage, Lamson, Loop, Hardy, Guideline, Greys, Leeda, Shakespeare and Daiwa and with prices ranging from under £15 to over £400, there are lots of different models to consider. If you're looking for reliable performance, so you can concentrate on landing your fish, then it will be worth choosing a higher specification reel. Our favourite reels are the Greys G-series for the budget conscious, the Shakespeare Pflueger Trion as a mid priced reel, and the Lamson Litespeed for those who need the best. You might want a new fly fishing reel if you're setting up a new rod, perhaps in addition to your main rod, or because you're going trout or salmon fishing. You might be looking at a longer, or shorter fly fishing rod, and want to make sure that you've got a suitable reel. As with your fishing rod, looking after your reel can dramatically extend its lifespan, and mean that it won't let you down when you need it most. If you're currently making do with an old reel that has seen better days, perhaps now is the time to buy a new fishing reel.