This narrow spool, true large arbor design provides rapid line pickup and reduced drag loading. And because the spool is taller, it also reduces tight line coils, ensuring better line handling. The frame and spool of the White River Fly Shop® 270º® Fly Reel are cold-forged and CNC-machined aluminum for unyielding hardness and rigidity. A super-smooth in-line disc drag system assures even pressure to protect light tippets. Black hard-anodized finish offers protection from the elements.
Narrow spool, true large arbor design
Provides rapid line pickup
Reduced drag loading
Reduces tight line coils
Cold-forged and CNC-machined aluminum
Smooth in-line disc drag system
Black hard-anodized finish
White River Fly Shop® 270º® Spare Spools sold separately and can be found through item search for number 1756563
White River Fly Shop® 270º® Fly Reels or Spare Spools
this reel is junk. had it for a month, took it light saltwater fishing in the atlantic. when i got home, i decided to take it apart to clean it and reassemble. the head broke off the screw on the drag knob; nothing holding it together now.
i purchased as part of the white river 270 outfit; priced individually, this reel costs $170.00. i wouldnt recommend this reel to my worst enemy; there are MUCH nicer reels out there for the money. overall, it felt cheap and flimsy right out of the box. i should have trusted my gut and sent it back immediately. not cool when you pay $350+ for an outfit and get this in return (sure, it's not a custom made high-end reel, but c'mon, i have $50 reels that are superior to this one)
like the title says, garbage
August 23, 2012
This reel is lightweight for its large size. It has a true large arbor. The drag is smooth and handled small steelhead fine. It looks very nice as well, just like a loop reel. The part i do not like is there is an outer basket frame to it, which feels pretty flimsy. I worry it is going to bend and my spool won't go back on. If this reel was designed better I may have given it 5 stars.
November 30, 2011
REEL SEIZED UP AFTER TWO TRIPS IN SALTWATER!!! I have fly fished for 25 years, having held a few IGFA records, and I am personaly involved in the fly-fishing industry, with my own business. This the "ONLY" reel I have ever had, that has done this, or has had any major issues!!!
The price for a machined aluminum fly reel =great, (Only because it is probably manufactured in China.) Which I don't have a problem with.
The looks of the reel=great.
The drag= good
PROBLEM- Aluminum spool on stainless steel shaft, that isn't well sealed up, with very little oil.
I do like the reel overall. I will exchange mine to try another one. But, know that it will be a high maintenace reel, and that I will have to put some lithium or some kind of waterproof grease in it, after every use.
To help...............Bass Pro needs to put a stainless steel sleeve in the spool, where it rides on the shaft or something else.
July 4, 2011
First you'll need to have the line rewound on your spool, in the opposite direction so it will retrieve properly form the left. Then just mount the reel on your rod so it can be turned with your left hand.
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