White River Fly Shop® Osprey Fly Reels
this fly reel looks and sounds like it was made from recycled soup cans, the drag disks for my 9/10 are the size of a size 2 fly reel, extra tiny, and it does feel cheap in your hand for the original asking price I would expect a much better quality product! Pflueger can produce the excellent well made Trion fly reel why can't Bass Pro Shops do the same? When you pay out line it sounds like you are hitting the side of a empty soup can! This is a bottom of the line fly reel if you were fishing for a 7 to 8 inch blue glue with emphysema, missing half a tail fin and one eye ball popped out then this would be your fly reel of choice.
January 20, 2013
Solid economy reel
This is my first saltwater reel and I paired it with a TFO Lefty Kreh 9' 9wt rod. I'm an experienced freshwater fly fisherman and have moved to an area with excellent saltwater fishing and very little freshwater trout fishing.
Over the last 2 1/2 years, I have landed over 100 stripers and blue fish up to 15 lbs. with this rod and reel. It is a very solid reel for anyone just getting in to saltwater fly fishing and will be my backup rod and reel when I purchase my next rig.
You will need to rinse the reel and grease it to combat salt and sand in the drag. It is a forged reel, so the engineering is not sufficient for bonefish or any other fish that runs, but it is good for in shore stripers, blues, and redfish.
June 7, 2012
Osprey fly reel
I won this reel in a fly fishing contest and swapped for my old reel. So far I am really pleased with the Osprey fly reel. I have easily handled some smaller redfish with it, and I am looking forward to tangling with a big bull red. It has a nice feel, great drag, and good action. I am going to buy an extra spool for it to have a second line loaded and ready - probably a sinking tip line.
April 15, 2011