The folks at the Leland Reel Company think today’s fly reels are over-designed and overbuilt. Most modern fly reels feature detailed machining, sealed drags, multicolored anodization options and so forth. If you’re looking for a trout reel do you really need all of that? Are these reels built to catch fish or to catch consumers?
What of the traditionally styled fly reels which are fading from the market? The Leland staff wondered the same and set out to do something about it. They decided to create fly reels that offer all the functional performance necessary, but with more traditional aesthetics.
The Leland Reel Company uses the best materials and finishes for a long life of use, but with a nod to tradition. The click and pawl drag system works exactly as intended and also loudly announces when a fish is on. If you fish fiberglass, bamboo or just want a traditional fly reel, give these a look.