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White River Fly Shop® Hobbs Creek® Fly Reels


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  • Large arbor design
  • Shielded disc drag resists dirt and grit
  • Durable aluminum construction
  • Baked-on powder-coat finish
  • Left- or right-hand retrieve
Re-designed for improved performance—and still the best value in fly fishing—our latest Hobbs Creek Fly Reel has the large-arbor design you've come to know and love for its rapid line recovery and flawless performance. A one-way bearing makes it easier than ever to change from left- to right-hand cranking. The Hobbs Creek Fly Reel also sports a shielded disc drag system that resists the dirt and grit that can take a toll on lesser reels. And to keep this baby performing and looking its best, our fly reel is constructed from strong but lightweight aluminum and given a durable, baked-on powder-coat finish.

White River Fly Shop Hobbs Creek Spare Spools sold separately and can be found through item search for sku number 1955496.

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Rated 4 out of 5 by 4 reviewers.
Rated 1 out of 5 by white metal doesn't hold up I purchased this reel as a back up for a Elk Creek Pa Steelhead trip this past November. I had a couple of hook-ups with some cromey's landing my first two but had issues with the reel on my third fish. The problem was the front seat of the base that attaches me rod broke off. The fish I had on was approx 8 lbs. I notice it was white metal. December 15, 2013
Rated 5 out of 5 by Very surprised I picked one of these up as part of a TFO Sig II fly rod combo. I had every intention of looking the reel over, then selling it and get something *better* to go with the TFO rod. However, once I received it, I couldn't get over the build quality and overall fit and finish, especially for a 50 dollar reel. It looks like White River redesigned these recently and I'm very impressed. I'll definitely keep it and barring any future issues, have it in my arsenal for many years to come. All metal construction with a disc drag, and the only real point of failure that I see possible would be the one way bearing, and even then it's very accessible to change out. It's a keeper! September 30, 2013
Rated 5 out of 5 by Much Better than Expected I was looking for a cheap reel to replace my Pflueger that I want to retire. And I can say I couldn’t be more pleased. I tell ya, for the money, it’s the best I have found. I have definitely been thrifty when it comes to most of my fishing gear but this truly doesn’t fit the mold of thrifty. Low cost but definitely quality. I use it for trout, pan fish, bass, and even have used it for Muskie and Pike. It’s light weight but sturdy and performs excellently. I haven’t noticed any wear related to rust and it performs well with the minimum maintenance expected on any reel. April 3, 2013
Rated 5 out of 5 by what a steal this reel is WAY better than i thought it would be. I like it more than my sage which was twice the money. the drag is ten times better than i expected. you have quite a bit of adjustment if you get a fish on the reel. i have the 5/6 weight. this thing is very well built. i like that it is quiet when you are reeling in but still clicks when drag is being taken out. i like that everything is sealed but am somewhat skeptical of how well it is sealed. time will tell and for 50 bucks im not even worried about it. what a sweet reel. February 7, 2013
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Hi, thank you for your question. The White River Fly Shop® Hobbs Creek® Fly Reels for 3/4-wt diameter is 3.0”.
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