The Veteran Fly Fishing Reel
The Veteran Fly Fishing Reel
The Veteran Fly Fishing Reel
The Veteran Fly Fishing Reel
The Veteran Fly Fishing Reel
The Veteran Fly Fishing Reel
The Veteran Fly Fishing Reel
The Veteran Fly Fishing Reel
The Veteran Fly Fishing Reel
The Veteran Fly Fishing Reel

The Veteran Fly Fishing Reel

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Precision is the name of the game when it comes to this strikingly elegant CNC-machined fly reel. The disc drag system has been specially developed to ensure that you are receiving the most precise and accurate measurements possible, meaning that you can now effortlessly make those incremental drag adjustments that can mean the difference between landing that leviathan and certain failure.

CNC-machined from aluminum to ensure long-lasting durability in adverse weather conditions as well as a large arbor for increased line capacity and accelerated pick-up rates, this fly reel delivers professional-grade precision for a price anyone can afford.

  • SUPER LARGE ARBOR:  For reduced maintenance drag and faster line pickup
  • SMOOTH IMMEDIATE DRAG ENGAGEMENT:  Cork+Teflon disc and stainless steel drag system with one-way clutch bearing 
  • BUILT TO LAST:  CNC-machined 6061-T6 aluminum alloy for high-impact durability and corrosion resistance. T6 aluminum is used to build aircraft. 
  • QUALITY DESIGN:  Finely machined and knurled metal screw caps to loosen the spool and easy to change left to right hand retrieval conversion.
  • THE ULTIMATE FLY REEL:  This fly reel delivers professional-grade precision for a price anyone can afford.

Perfect Hatch Guidance for each size:

3/4 Weight: Perfect for smaller streams, panfish & small trout, and delicate presentations.

5/6 Weight: The best all-around fly rod weight that is great for creeks, lakes, rivers, and streams for those targeting trout as well as panfish and lighter bass.

7/8 Weight: Ideal for larger fish including largemouth & smallmouth bass, bigger trout, carp, pike, musky, stripers, smaller salmon, steelhead, snook, redfish, and bonefish in bigger bodies of water including rivers, lakes, and saltwater settings.

Customer Reviews

Based on 23 reviews
High quality Low price

I really wanted a quality fly reel that wouldn’t break the bank. This reel checked all the boxes! Very smooth retrieve. I loved the drag on it. This was my first step up from a beginner’s level fly reel, and you can definitely tell the difference. Fantastic fly reel!

Smooth Sailing

I like the smooth release of the line. The reel has such a smooth release that I had to make sure I still had the rod with me. The tensioner is easily adjusted and makes reeling in the big one easier. You won’t go wrong with this purchase.

Great fly reel!

Perfect 3 wt fly reel! Definitely getting a good reel for the price. The body seems to be a Aluminum and steel machined and does pop with the red on black. The drag system seems good and tight and loosens or holds with ease since it has the grip on the knob. The reels inside is squared off rather than inclined up like some other designs but I see no issue with that. It's a good little reel, seems will hold line just fine and looks good to boot. The knob is plastic but seems to be a tougher plastic, never had issues with these cracking or otherwise. Just remember to take care of your reel and oil it up every once in awhile and this will last a lifetime.

Super nice design and quality for the price

This fly reel hits a sweet spot where excellent design and quality are achieved at a fair price. It is easy to find boutique fly reels that cost 3x or more than this one, but they are not going to look or perform significantly better. This reel has a high quality anodized aluminum alloy construction, and impressive fit and finish. The drag is super smooth and adjustable. The 5/6 size reel was able to accommodate 100 yards of 20 lb. Dacron backing and a 6 weight forward fly line. The reel can be easily converted from left to right hand operation by removing one spring clip and flipping the sprag clutch located in the removable spool's hub. For the price, I can't say enough good things about this reel. I give it a strong buy recommendation.

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Nicest fly reel I've ever owned!

Alrighty, so I'm a budget fly fisherman. We fly fishermen can be a snooty bunch so a lot of fly fishing gear is WAY out of my league. I ordered this reel (5/6) and figured I was going to take a step up from my current entry level Diawa. When it arrived I realized I had taken a quantum leap upward! Beautiful black finished aluminum with classy, functional, red anodized drag and spool release knobs. Now I actually have a legit, super-smooth drag that ranges infinitely to handle anything from bluegill in a pond up to small tuna/dorado in Baja. The drag itself is very smooth without any sudden release or or jerky movement under extended pull. Locally, I plan to fish steelhead, trout, smallmouth, and largemouth with this reel. What I'm really excited about is taking it down to Baja on my annual trip so I can put it to the test with peanut dorado and the ubiquitous black skipjack in the Sea of Cortez. To that end you can see in the photo that I already loaded it with a generous backing of 80# braid topped with a WF7F fly line. Yeah, I know I should have probably gone with the 7/8 for Baja but I'm not "scairt"! Thank you Perfect Hatch for a fantastic product at a price an "Average Joe" can afford. I'd give it six stars if I could!!!!