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    Leland Reel Co. Classic Trout Fly Reel, 5/6

    Item: 1974
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    Availability: In Stock Ready to Fish. Ships Next Business Day.
    Price: $250.00
    Special Price: $250.00

    The Leland Classic Trout Fly Reel

    Wow there are a lot of fly reels on the 
    market today. Some from big brand names, others more obscure, but one 
    thing is for sure...performance seems to be the focus. Don't get us 
    wrong, a performance fly reel makes sense in saltwater, where the 
    fast fish swim and the salt is well...salty. But when it comes to fly 
    fishing for trout, you certainly don't need all that technology and 
    performance. We thought it was time to get back to the proven basics 
    in fly tackle.

    That's exactly why we designed our 
    Leland Classic Trout Fly Reel. It's our vision of what a trout fly 
    reel should be. Although some might argue the point, this beautiful 
    fly reel does have a drag system. It's called a click and pawl drag. 
    It's been around pretty much forever and is very proven. It's simple 
    in design and function and requires little to no maintenance. It 
    provides enough adjustable resistance to slow down a larger trout, 
    yet still smoothly pays out your fly line, protecting your lightest 

    This particular fly reel is perfect for 
    any five our six weight fly rod that begs a more traditional fly 
    reel. Our classic porting pattern and anodized finish is a nod to the 
    past's more basic designs. Still it's worthy of pride when mounted to 
    your favorite trout fly rod. Acoustically, this fly reel sings with 
    celebration when your earned fish runs downstream.

    Our Leland Classic Trout Fly Reel has 
    ample capacity to store your favorite fly line and backing. If you 
    don't have a favored line, we'd recommend to you our Leland “Pliny”
    fly line. It's the best we've ever cast and fished...and hey, we 
    designed it!

    For those that must know, our fly reel 
    is fully-machined from solid bar-stock aircraft aluminum and then 
    Teflon anodized for a long life of beauty. However, that kinda 
    technical talk bores us. It's probably best to say that your fly 
    fishing grandfather would approve of our work, as well as our reel's solid brass accents.

    This gem of a fly reel comes encased in 
    a brass-zippered, leather reel pouch for post fishing protection and 
    admiration. Most of our Leland Rod Company fly rods come rigged with 
    this great reel. However, you may find a home for it on a your 
    cherished bamboo or glass rod. We'd support that.

    Although it's true that a trout fly 
    reel is pretty much a place to store your fly line, we've found that 
    storing your line on our Leland Classic Trout Fly Reel will result in 
    a more enjoyable experience on the water. And isn't that what it's 
    all about after all?

    Want even more information on this fly reel? CLICK HERE.

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    • Weight: 4.9 oz.
    • Spool Diameter: 2.9 in.
    • Spool Width: 0.7 in.
    • Capacity: WF5F 90 yds. 20# ; WF6F 75 yds. 20#
    Reviewer Title Date Comments Rating
    Top Reel 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.
    “hook-a-brook” 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.”
    My Sweetness 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