The Leland Classic fly reel fits our vision of what a trout fly reel should be. It’s just the right weight and size to balance your favorite trout rod and hold your best fly line.
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 tippet.
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. Acoustically, this fly reel sings with celebration when your earned fish runs downstream.
Of course, our fly reel is fully-machined from 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 grandfather would approve of our work, as well as our reel’s solid brass accents.
Most fly reel manufacturers over-design and overbuild their reels. 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.