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Bauer Fly Reels

Bauer Fly Reels revolutionized the fly fishing world 25 years ago with an award-winning design that combined superior large arbor performance with an innovative yet simple “zero-backlash” drag clutch. With a background in race cars and precision technology, Jon Bauer had a different perspective on how a fly reel should work. By applying principals of basic physics, he determined the best design for a direct drive fly reel was one with a large arbor spool and oversized drag surface that minimized the variance of movement and maximized drag stopping power. The result was a reel with vastly improved line handling and retrieval, as well as superior drag performance.

Over the past 25 years, Bauer Fly Reels have continued to develop new design innovations, precision engineering and unmatched performance. Today, Bauer Fly Reels are considered to be among the finest made and have earned a reputation among serious anglers and guides as the “Swiss Watch of Fly Reels.”

ReelFlyRod is proud to feature the entire lineup of Bauer Fly Reels and Spare Spools, including the Bauer RX, Bauer SST, and Bauer RX Spey Reels. If you are looking for the most refined, smoothest, finest engineered fly reel, look no further than Bauer Reels. Need expert advice, technical information, or have any questions about any of our Bauer Fly Reels? Please reach out to our Pro Staff by phone or email. We are here to help you find the perfect Bauer Reel to suit your needs!