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Backcountry Fly Reel

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  • Product Details

    Large Arbor Backcountry Fly Reel II

    The best looking fly reel on the river. Our Backcountry fly reel features a smooth, sealed ceramic drag mechanism that boasts 3kg of drag and is easily swapped from left to right-hand wind.

    Super smooth sealed drag, lightweight large arbor, stealthy satin finish. Suitable for both fresh and saltwater use.

    • CNC machined from cold-forged tempered 6061-T6 aluminum,
    • High capacity large arbor spool
    • Waterproof sealed stacked ceramic drag
    • Type III military spec hard anodised finish
    • Suitable for both fresh & saltwater use

    Large Arbor Spool

    The large arbor spool features a curved U shaped design that adds strength and assists in line levelling upon retrieval. The exposed reel edge makes for easy palming. A no-nonsense, tough, waterproof and lightweight fly reel. Epic in every way.

    Finished in a stealthy low sheen type III hard anodised satin finish available in any color as long as it's black.

    Bonus Free Fly Line and Spool Up - *Available for a limited time.

    Purchase any Backcountry fly reel and we will include a complimentary Glassline General purpose weight forward fly line spooled up with quality gel-spun backing ready to go!  Additional Value - US$99.95

     Backcountry 3/4
    Backcountry 5/6
    Backcountry 7/8
    Weight: 115g (4oz)
    Weight: 131g (4.6oz)
    Weight: 139g (4.9oz)
    Capacity: line + 50m 
    Capacity: line + 85m 
    Capacity: line + 100m 
    Dia:  84mm
    Dia: 94mm
    Dia: 104mm

    Got questions? - Drop us a line, we'd love to hear from you.


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Michael L.
New Zealand New Zealand
Brilliant design

I was after a reel for the 890C rod I was using, searched the specs on quite a few brands, and kept coming back to this one ! Middle of the road price wise, lightest for size, the clicker makes "just the right sound", and, the reel, and case it comes in, simply look classy as ! I imagine it will easily outlast my needs, and I think it's the best value out there in my eye's.

Peter W.
United Kingdom United Kingdom
Backcountry Fly Reel

A beautiful well designed and manufactured fly reel which is a joy to use. I am really pleased with it. Superb!

Fraser H.
New Zealand New Zealand

Jealous! My wife got this reel. Looks even better in real life and the drag is slick, best I've experienced (and I'm a gear snob).

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Danny h.
Australia Australia
Another great purchase

After directly comparing this with another more expensive, major brand, the Epic Backcountry fly reel is clearly superior. It has been carefully designed with a large arbour, sealed drag and a lovely satin finish.

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Australia Australia
Backcountry Fly Reel

Nice finish on the reel very lightweight holds a nice amount of line very happy with purchase again