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Best Beginner Fly Reels 2022

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Best Fly Reels for Beginners 2022

Beginner to intermediate fly anglers have a wide selection of quality fly reels to choose from in the $80-$160 range from reputable brands Sage, Orvis, Redington, Lamson, Echo, TFO, and Greys. The good news is, you don’t need to spend a lot of money to get a reliable fly reel. Technology and machining advancements over the years have vastly improved the quality of the fly reels on the market today. A quality entry-level to mid-priced fly reel from a reputable brand like Sage, Redington, Orvis, Lamson, TFO, Echo, or Greys will be both reliable and durable when used as intended. The fly fishing reels listed here have each been field tested extensively and approved by our expert Pro Staff. We recommend steering clear of the inexpensive or off-brand fly reels as they are notorious for failing under stress.

Anglers starting out are encouraged to enlist the help of their local fly shop, another avid fly angler, or other fly fishing expert. Starting out with quality gear that is perfectly suited for your needs will exponentially increase your enjoyment and success, which almost certainly will develop into a lifelong passion. Make a mistake up front with your gear, and you’re in for some frustrating days, and may end up eventually quitting the sport.

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