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Backcountry Fly Reel

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    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 3/4 or 5/6 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

    *Offer not available  on 7/8 fly reels 

     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 + 100m 
    Capacity: line + 150m 
    Dia:  84mm
    Dia: 94mm
    Dia: 104mm


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

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The Swift Fly Fishing Company Backcountry Fly Reel Review
07/13/2022

Great performance

After fishing with one for some time I figured another was reel was worth having. So it was an easy decision to go with the same reel. Great design, perfect weight for hours of casting and the drag is faultless.Totally worth its value.

ML
Michael L.
New Zealand New Zealand
The Swift Fly Fishing Company Backcountry Fly Reel ReviewThe Swift Fly Fishing Company Backcountry Fly Reel ReviewThe Swift Fly Fishing Company Backcountry Fly Reel Review
07/01/2021

Impressed

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).

FH
Fraser H.
New Zealand New Zealand
The Swift Fly Fishing Company Backcountry Fly Reel ReviewThe Swift Fly Fishing Company Backcountry Fly Reel Review
06/20/2021

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.

DH
Danny h.
Australia Australia
The Swift Fly Fishing Company Backcountry Fly Reel ReviewThe Swift Fly Fishing Company Backcountry Fly Reel Review
04/16/2021

This is definitely my first choice

I have been testing epic Backcountry Fly Reel 5/6 now for 2 weeks for fishing in the sea and fly fishing for sea trout. So, I fell in love directly when I opened the package and saw the reel. I just felt that this is quality. it has light weight , removing the spool is easy, change from left to right hand no problem. the brake works very well (tested for 50+ cm sea trout). in other words, everything works as it should on a modern reel with quality. since the look appeals to me is just a bonus. I have not found any pros and cons for this reel. Also have a 3/4 waiting for some action and not tested yet. Can’t wait for some better weather here in Norway so the dry fly season will begin. Just want to thank you Carl and epic for making this reel and with real quality. Cheers from Norway

ML
Magnus L.
Norway Norway
The Swift Fly Fishing Company Backcountry Fly Reel Review
04/14/2021

Backcountry Satin Silver Fly reel 5/6

Love this reel! It has replaced my Water Works reel that has served me well for 14yrs! The weight and size of the Backcountry reel is spot on! You don't even notice it's there. After several fish I now have the drag dialled in and its basically 'set and forget' as far as that goes. The drag is quiet but still loud enough to put a smile on your face :)

EK
EARL K.
New Zealand New Zealand