FLY REEL DEALS
Last Updated July 20, 2018
After 47 years in business we have many odds and ends that have found their way into recesses of the shop including many reels. We will periodically post interesting (at least we think so) discounted fly reels here. They may include models from Abel, Orvis, Ross, Lamson, and others. All fly reels listed here can be shipped to U.S.A addresses. We do not have an online purchase option. If interested in purchase please call or email the shop to confirm availability.
The Sage 500 series reels were from the late 1980's or early 1990's and built by Hardy in England exclusively for Sage and today are often sought after by collectors. Machined from barstock aluminum, they are anodized with a beautiful bronze finish. The drag is an adjustable click and pawl system. It essentially a version of the Hardy LRH Lightweight with a palming rim on the spool. There were too versions of these reels. The standard version had a solid backplate on the frame. The "L" versions have a ported backplate. These wonderful reels look great on vintage bamboo and glass rods as well as contemporary bamboo, glass, and graphite reels and are great reels for trout, panfish, and freshwater bass. These reels are in unused condition in the original reel pouch and box. Though the reels were in storage the boxes exhibit some shelf wear. Our offerings are listed below with some reels offered alone and others with an extra spool.
|506||$375||For 5 to 8 wt lines. Solid back. Reel plus 1 extra spool. 1 available|
The Orvis Battenkill Disc reel was a very popular mid-priced reel from the early 1990's through the late 2000's. We have a small number of the 8/9 and 10/11 models. These reels have
reliable offset disc drag which is sufficient for most freshwater and light saltwater purposes. They are very easy to convert from right hand to left hand wind; just slide the main gear and
bearing off the spindle, flip over, and slide back on. Originally marketed as freshwater and light saltwater reels they were only listed as freshwater reels late during their production.
With care they will hold up to the saltwater environment. We still use a couple of 8/9 models that have been used in the saltwater about 30 days a year since 1996 and though the finishes
are scuffed up the reels are as mechanically sound as when they were new. We have caught many bonito, striped bass, San Diego Bay bonefish, halibut, carp, and other species with them. These
classic style standard arbor reels have a generous backing capacity. Today we use the 8/9 models on 5, 6, 7, and 8wt rods for light saltwater fishing in the bays and surfzone and for local
bass and carp fishing. The 10/11 model is probably best suited for use on light switch rods in either fresh or saltwater. The reels come with a case similar to the
one pictured. Most of these reels do not come with the original box since they were originally part of Orvis rod/reel combo optional packages. Either the original Orvis reel
manual or a photocopy will be included. All of the 10/11 models and most of the 8/9 models are made in England. We are sold out of extra spools.
|8/9||5 7/8 oz||3.375"||
220 yards 20lb dacron
Galvan fly reels are made in Sonora California by the Galvan family and have a stellar reputation as reliable and durable fresh and saltwater reels. These are machined from bar stock aircraft grade aluminum. We have a couple of the original Rush R-8 reels remaining. The Rush series was replaced by the Rush Light series in 2012. The Rush Light has more porting and is a bit lighter than the older Rush series reels offered here. The Rush series has the same drag as the more expensive Torque series of reels.
|7-9 wt lines. 4" in diameter. WF-8-F and 200 yards of 20lb dacron backing. This is a fantastic reel for just about any fresh and saltwater application for 7 through 9wt lines. Can even be used on 10wt rod if lined with a sinking line. Originally $320. 1 available.|
We have a few Galvan OB (Open Back) Reel Spools
1 Green available
Teton fly reels were made in California from machined and anodized aluminum from the Mid-1990's through about 2008. We are not sure why they ceased production, but it was not because of the quality of the reels. We sold a lot of these reels from up until production ceased. Their principle reel was the "Teton" model. The "Tioga" reels were a lower cost option with less porting for s slightly heavier reel. There were some other models such as the "Trinity" which sort of fell between the Tioga and the Teton. The "Teton Classic" reels had a shiny glossy plated finish. There were some other models and well as some variations in colors other than the standard gunmetal blue and black. All Teton reels had a reputation for durability in both freshwater and saltwater. The full cage design added a slight amount of weight compared to contemporary reels but also provided a robust design than could withstand drops. The full cage design prevented thing running lines or mono shooting lines from slipping between the spool and the frame. The models for 8 weight and heavier rods were popular with saltwater anglers on both coasts. We have some Teton reels that have been used for 20 years in the saltwater (bonito, barracuda, calico bass, striped bass, halibut, etc.) and still function just fine. Of course, the reels offered her are new, old stock, and have never been used. These reels are from the Original Teton Fly Reels Inc. Company, not the Current Teton USA company which purchased the assets of the original Teton Fly Reels Inc, in 2009.
We may turn up another Teton reel or two. Stay tuned.
Ross Reels of Montrose Colorado has a longstanding reputation for producing high quality fly reels and providing outstanding customer support since 1973. We have some discontinued odds and ends that we are offering at discounted prices.
The Ross Saltwater reel was produced from 1994 to 2000. It was a beefed up version of the venerable Gunnison reel. They were machined from aerospace grade bar stock aluminum. For their size these reels were fairly lightweight. The top end drag pressure is only a couple of pounds but this was sufficient for most angling and they have been used for tarpon and sailfish. Craig here at the shop has used one for local yellowtail, yellowfin tuna to 20lbs, and in Australia for permit and long tail tuna. Today, these will suffice for light to medium duty saltwater angling, most freshwater angling. They are also well suited to switch and even lighter spey rods due to their copious line capacity.
|Saltwater III||$175||Reel is 3.75" in diameter, weighs 7.2 oz and holds a WF-9-F and 300 yards of 20lb dacron backing. Originally $295. 2 available|
We recently dug up a box of spools for legacy Ross Reels. They are offered here at a significant savings over what Ross Reels currently sells these spools for (~$100 for Colorado, ~$105 for Cimarron, and ~$170 for Gunnison).
|Colorado CO-0||$55||4 available - hard to find spool for smallest Colorado reel. Note these spools are for the original standard arbor Colorado reel|
|Colorado CO-2||$55||1 available. Note these spools are for the original standard arbor Colorado reel|
|Colorado CO-3||$55||2 available. Note these spools are for the original standard arbor Colorado reel|
|Cimarron C-1||$55||2 available. These are for the pre 1998 Cimarron. Matte black. Changing direction of retrieve is accomplished by removing the bearing assembly and flipping the drag disk.|
|$55||2 available. These are for the pre 1998 Cimarron|
|Cimarron C-4||$55||1 available. These are for the pre 1998 Cimarron|
|Cimarron C-5||$55||2 available. These are for the post 1998 Cimarron. Gloss black. Changing direction of retrieve is accomplished by removing screws on the change ring on inside spool flange and repositioning the ring to expose the other plunger.|
|Gunnison G-3||$80||1 available. This is for a post 1998 Gunnison. Changing direction of retrieve is accomplished by removing screws on the change ring on inside spool flange and repositioning the ring to expose the other plunger.|
|Gunnison G-4||$80||2 available. This is for a post 1998 Gunnison|
We have a few unused Lamson LP and LP Light reels from the 1990's. Box colors may vary depending one when they were made. Some come in the box shown at right that is from when Sage owned Lamson reels. Others are in the older Maroon boxes. Reels are offered as described below with one or more extra spools. Most of the reels have the solid frame back unless otherwise noted. The LP reels have an adjustable caliper style drag and are suitable for both fresh and saltwater adventures. The LP Light reels have a ported frame and a non-adjustable clicker drag that provides just enough resistance to prevent the spool from overrunning. Drag resistance is the same in both winding directions. Additional drag pressure is added by palming the spool. These reels are machined from bar stock aluminum. Waterworks Lamson does not provide warranty or repair service on these reels but does have an upgrade program where you can send them a faulty reel and purchase a Liquid, Remix, or Guru reel at 50% off MSRP. These reels are all unused and function as they came from the factory.
|LP 4||$110||WF-10-F and 250 yds 30# dacron backing. Reel only. No extra spools.|