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White River Fly Shop Classic Ultra-Light Fly Reel


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The White River Fly Shop® Classic Ultra-Light Fly Reel is the perfect reel for your smallest fly rod. Although it measures less than 2.5" in diameter and weighs in at a mere 2.4 oz., this cold-forged machined jewel is surprisingly rugged. An English-style spring tension click pawl provides enough resistance to prevent overruns while still being lightweight and reliable. The White River Fly Shop Classic Ultra-Light Fly Reel features an anodized pewter color finish and rimmed spool. Ideal when paired with our exclusive Corland 10-meter double taper fly lines.

  • Perfect for the smallest fly rod
  • Less than 2.5" in diameter
  • Weight: 2.4 oz.
  • Cold-forged and machined aluminum

Bass Pro Shops’ exclusive Cortland 10-Meter Double Taper Fly Line sold separately and can be found through item search for number 1111608

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Works great for UL fly rods This reel balances very nicely with many of the ultralight fly rods (5’8” to 6’2” length) that are getting popular recently, even the fiberglass ones. I compared this reel to an english-designed flyweight reel with similar size and weight, and I can tell you that the White River Classic reel wins the comparison, hands-down. The other reel I compared it to has: 1) sharp pieces of metal sticking out that snag onto clothing and your fly line, 2) no counterweight on the reel face, 3) a handle that is too small and short, and 4) a spool that is built inside the frame which prevents being able to “palm” the reel if a big fish runs. This White River Classic UL reel does not have any of these problems, plus it is less than half the cost as the other reel I compared it to. If you have a shorter UL fly rod and you want something that looks like a classic reel design with the holes, etc., then this is the reel you should buy – it is good quality, value and of modern design. Filled with backing and 2-weight fly line, it weighs about 3.3 oz. This reel may look like a toy or a keychain, but it works really well – I just wish it had come with a nice cloth or neoprene case. I have had complaints about a few other products with the White River name, but not this one – its great! February 27, 2015
Best Ultralight Such a great ultra-light reel, balances my 2wt rod perfectly. Highly recommend it. The click and pawl drag performs perfectly. Don't worry about not having enough drag, should you hook into a big fish, palming the reel will provide more than enough pressure to slow it down. Drag is a little bit noisy however but is only a slight inconvenience February 29, 2012
Great little reel I love this little reel! I use high-end Orvis reels on all my other fly rods, but I bought this reel for a little 2# rod that I built and really love it. Perfect balance for small rods, but great action for such a small reel. It lacks a disc drag, but hey, it's a small reel for a small rod! If you are expecting to be taken downstream by a lunker, you probably shouldn't be fishing with a ultralight reel in the first place! I would highly recommend this reel, and will put it on the next light rod I build for a friend. May 29, 2012
Excelent This is a very small reel, for a light weight rod. Overall diameter is smaller than a pop can. I love this reel on my light weight 3w rod with WF2F trout LT on it. June 1, 2014
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Yes. It's a very simple process. I suggest doing it without line on the spool of the reel so you don't end up with a birds nest or pinched line.
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This reel may be switched from Right to Left hand retrieve by the following steps:
Loosen Spool Knob.
Remove Spool from frame.
Remove E-clip.
Remove on- way bearing.
Flip one-way bearing over and replace.
Replace E-clip.
Reassemble spool and tighten spool knob.
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