FLY REEL DEALS
Last Updated February 10, 2019
After 48 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 Orvis, Ross, Lamson, Galvan, Hardy 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.
We occasionally dig up "new in box" Hardy reels. Reels listed here are unused. Sometimes the boxes show shop wear but the reels are new, unused condition.
This Hardy Marksman is a gem of a lightweight machined aluminum fly reel. It is suitable for 3, 4, or 5 weight lines (or even 1 or 2wt lines with some additional backing installed). It is a small reel at 3" in diameter. It is also light at 3.75 OZ. Made in South Korea. It has a very simple click drag that cannot be adjusted. It has just enough tension to prevent the spool from overrunning. The tension is the same winding as it is going out. As a result nothing is required to switch between left or right hand retrieve other than removing any line and backing if installed and winding it on the other direction. About as simple as you can get. The reel comes with a neoprene storage pouch.
50 yards 20lb dacron
Reel includes neoprene pouch
$185 (reel only - originally $285)
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 spools that we are offering at discounted prices.
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.|