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Nautilus X-Series XM Fly Reel
    Nautilus X-Series XM Fly Reel
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      Nautilus X-Series XM Fly Reel

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    • $345.00

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    Nautilus X-Series XM Fly Reels feature a completely open frame that is extremely light, boasts superior rigidity, a super smooth powerhouse drag, and amazingly fast line pick up. The cutting edge X-Series design has strong beams that extend from the center to a wide line guard. These angles allow for rear spool rim protection where the reel typically contacts the ground when the rod is leaned up against a wall or a car. The totally new SCF-X drag is a sealed Teflon® and carbon fiber disc drag system that is impervious to the elements, self lubricating, and maintenance free. The drag is adjusted with a generous drag knob that offers superior gripping surface for wet and cold fingers. The Nautilus X Series XM Fly Reel is the perfect choice as a lightweight, tough-as-nails, all-purpose freshwater fly reel to grace any high end fly rod. 

    The highly ventilated arch design, coupled with the dual palming rim increases spool strength by 35%. The sides of the frame leave the spool totally exposed, and the back spool rim has a generous 1/8″ secondary palming rim for added fish control. This heavy- duty secondary palming rim has the strength to withstand everyday wear and tear. The spool is a new spin on Nautilus' ultra light, award winning Giga arbor design. It is lighter than any spool of a similar size we have ever made.

    Available in three frame sizes: XS – 3.25” Diameter, 3.8 oz, XM – 3.5” diameter, 4.1 oz,  and a 4” frame XL that will accept the standard XL Giga arbor spool for a 6/7 weight and the XL MAX Giga arbor spool that will fit an 8/9 weight line. At a mere 4.7 ounces the XL and XL MAX will handle your larger fresh water species and light salt water needs perfectly.


    • Totally new SCF-X drag is a sealed Teflon® and carbon fiber disc drag system
    • Generous drag knob that offers superior gripping surface and texture for wet and cold fingers
    • Precision engineered TPX bushings are feather light, self-lubricating, with zero wear over time
    • Giga sized spool arbor picks up more a foot of line per revolution
    • Grooved spool design allows backing to breathe and dry faster
    • Available in standard colors: Brushed Titanium or Stealth Black anodized finish
    **Design your own custom color X-Series reel through the Nautilus Custom Shop, then email your PDF mockup to us at: [email protected] We'll do the rest and ship your custom reel when it arrives!

    *UPDATE: Due to significant demand in silver and black reels, Nautilus is no longer taking orders for Custom Reel colors until the late fall. If you have any questions about this, please contact our pro-staff. 

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    Smooth and light
    Frans (Amsterdam) | February 4th, 2022
    Great option for anyone looking for a lightweight reel. Remarkably tough, with a very smooth drag.
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    Tan (Kentucky) | January 6th, 2022
    My favorite fly reel I've gotten so far. Lightweight, balances my rod amazingly. Looks awesome. Functions perfectly.
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    NORMAN SMITH (WV) | January 1st, 2022
    I have this paired with my Gloomis NRX LP 9 ft 5 wt . Great setup for all around dry fly fishing!
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    Fly fanatic
    Jason R. (Utah) | November 25th, 2021
    Fantastic fit and finish. Would buy again. Awesome reel.
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    Awesome Reel
    JB (MN) | November 2nd, 2021
    Great reel pairing with my Scott Rod in a 6wt. Not a ton of room for backing, would've gone with the XL had they had it in black. But the drag is top notch!
    Verified Buyer
    Great Reel/Value
    JB (MN) | October 3rd, 2021
    Awesome reel, decided to change it up from Ross and really like the drag and feel of the reel in hand. Very well built and lighter weight compared to most Ross.
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    Fly-fisherman, fly tyer
    Tanner Kahmann (Kentucky) | June 9th, 2021
    Awesome reel, balances my helios 2 very well! Super light weight.
    Verified Buyer
    John (wi) | May 10th, 2021
    super light reel that allows your casting motion to become flawless.
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    Kory (Idaho) | May 5th, 2021
    I wanted something light and balanced for my Hardy Shadow. This reel fits it perfectly.
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    Great light reel
    David (Utah) | February 25th, 2021
    Very light and drag system works well. I forget all about it when fishing which means it works exactly like it is supposed to and doesn't detract from my experience.

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