For general purpose trout fishing, most anglers today use a five or six weight fly rod. These line weights are the workhorses of trout fishing, from casting dries and drifting nymphs under indicators to stripping smaller streamers for bigger trout. If you prefer the classical aesthetics of old to some of the space age designs we're seeing today, take a long look at Leland Reel Company's Classic Trout. With ample capacity to handle today's longer, weight forward floating lines and plenty of backing, you'll never stop short during a big fish battle.
Classically designed to complement traditional fly rods made of fiberglass and bamboo, our Classic Trout reels also have the performance attributes to pair well with any contemporary graphite fly rod. Boasting features long ago forgotten by most fly reel manufacturers, we're confident that in a day of fishing our Classic Trout reel will take you back and put a smile on your face.
At day's end, store your Classic Trout in its comfortable leather case with brass zipper until your next fishing trip. With brass componentry that takes on a distinguished patina over time, this reel will have a life all its own.
Weight: 4.9 oz.
Spool Diameter: 2.9 in.
Spool Width: 0.7 in.
Capacity: WF5F 90 yds. 20# ; WF6F 75 yds. 20#
6/20/2013 12:44 pm
If someone asks me to name the top 5 trout fly reels, I would make it a point to refer to the Leland classic trout fly reel as one of my most favorite choices for Trout fishing. It is not too much and not too little. The perfect balance of form and function. This reel weighs only 4.9 oz. and there will not be any occasion in which you would find your five or six-weight rod to go out of balance. The reel’s drag system works smooth and allows me to land that big fish while casting Dark Cahill, Black Fur Ant, Adams and other dries under overhanging branches of my local stream. What is more interesting is that this reel can be hung on, as a complement, to bamboo, fiberglass, and the modern-day graphite rods. This reel combines the features of the older reels with that of the modern-day upgrades, so you can experience the classic appeal of the reels action in your contemporary fishing techniques.
6/20/2013 12:43 pm
When I saw this reel for the first time, I fell for its looks. The metallic tone and the brass construction lured me and I soon found myself experimenting with a new reel. During these times, I realized that this reel was the perfect combination of form and functionality. It could balance my 6-weight fly rod as well as the weight-forward floating lines very well and with the narrow spool I never had to worry about line pilling up on one side when reeling in a monster! I have a collection of bamboo, graphite, and fiberglass fly rods of the same weight and I am happy that this reel can go well with all of these outfits. The new reel works fine at all events- whether it is a fun moment at a small trout stream in my locality or a competitive scenario in which I need to prove my “hook-a-brook” skills.
a fish earned
6/20/2013 12:42 pm
This trout season began with a big blast of great conditions and I was highly excited to show off my casting skills from a winter of practice. With the new Classic Trout fly reel that I bought from the Leland Fly Shop my Reel looked as good as the cast. Normally, I use a five-weight fly rod to win a big trout game and I found the Leland classic trout fly reel to go very well my Sage LL that I have been using for ten years. This reel is made up of brass and this is another reason why I chose to buy it, it matches well will the weathered nickel silver reel seat of my LL. When you pay for quality, you won’t have to repent later. The first time I used the reel, I was impressed by the reel’s capacity to handle big fish by palming the reel. What matters at the end of the day is a story which you can share with others with pleasure and satisfaction. The guys at Leland told me this is called a “fished earned.”
4/18/2013 10:45 am
I love this reel! The sound alone is worth it!
Great Fly Reel
1/18/2013 2:22 pm
what initially attracted me to this reel was it's looks. After my trip Yosmite National Park this reel had earned its place as my favorite. We fished Lyell Fork and it's smooth light drag protected light tippet perfectly. The sound alone reminds me of fly fishing. Art