REDINGTON GRANDE 7/8/9 FLY REEL : 7-9WT
Welcome the new heavyweight champion.
The GRANDE reel is a fully anodized, machined aluminum reel that features our new sealed SUPER-TORQUE carbon drag system that will KO any fish you hook. After years of field testing, we bulked up the GRANDE with an oversized palming rim, increased backing capacity, and designed an easy to locate handle and drag knob so you can make quick adjustments in the heat of the battle. Never stand down from a fight, regardless of the opponent. The GRANDE 7/8/9 will stop any bone on any flat.
- CNC machined, anodized 6061-T6 aluminum construction
- Fully sealed, SUPER-TORQUE, carbon fiber drag system provides smooth and powerful drag in all conditions
- V-spool with backing canal arbor for reduced line stacking and increased backing capacity
- Over-sized palming rim for increased drag application and spool rigidity
- Optimized reel foot position for true center of gravity to prevent rod twist, and unique, rounded finish for line/leader protection when stowed
- Enlarged soft-touch, anti-snag handle machined from Delrin to increased grip and ergonomic comfort
- Nylon reel case included
- Diameter: 4.1"
- Weight: 7.9oz
- Capacity: 200yds/30lb
- Lifetime warranty
4.90/5 Stars out of 10 Reviews
Wade (Victoria, Texas) | July 1st, 2021
Great sealed imported reel for the price from reelflyrod. Balances pretty well on the average 9wt rod.
Zach (NC) | May 5th, 2021
I already owned the same reel in a 5/6/7 weight in the marine color and I love it as well. The champagne color looks incredible and I have not had a chance to really put the drag to work but this reel looks, feels, and sounds incredible. You can always expect great quality and durability from Redington. If you’ve been eyeballing this reel, do yourself a favor and pull the trigger.
Seán Earnest (Camp Hill, Pennsylvania) | October 21st, 2020
I could not be happier with this reel! After extensive research for an affordable sealed drag reel with adequate stopping power for striped bass and false albacore, I finally settled on the Redington Grande 7/8/9 in black. The reel is as aesthetically pleasing as it is functional. Plenty of room for 250yds of GSP backing and Rio Coastal Quickshooter XP WF8I fly line. As a trout angler primarily, I have rarely had to fiddle with drag, but on this reel the drag is intuitive and easily adjusted. No tangles, no caught line. This reel helped me to land my first 2 albies on the fly rod! Any reel powerful enough to stop an albie has my confidence, so much so that I bought a second Grande in champagne for my floating line! Definitely worth the extra $ over the cast Behemoth. Pairs perfectly with my Redington Predator 9' 9wt rod. Sturdy and resilient, and I have every confidence they will stand the test of time. Recommended without reservation!
Ryan | September 22nd, 2020
I use this for a Striped Bass outfit and the drag is incredible. Very high quality build from Reddington! This reel will not disappoint!
GB (WA) | September 20th, 2020
Good looking reel. I like both the champagne and blue colors. I added a spare spool for 7-9 wt. Great sounding clicks. Like all the other reviews the drag is top notch. For the price it's a fantastic value for looks, size, and performance.
Hunter Perok (PA) | December 22nd, 2019
Reel performs well overall, has well defined clicker and strong drag. Definitely go with the grande over the lower model behemoth. This reel has metallic drag system and behemoth has plastic and loses clicker as soon as it becomes wet.
Anthony (Shalimar, FL) | December 16th, 2019
I’ve had my eye on the Grande for a while now. The reel performs superb and the service from reelflyrod was exceptional.
Steve (Valparaiso) | November 29th, 2019
I purchased this reel for the sealed drag. The craftsmanship looks top notch. I can’t wait to use it on my next trip. The guys at ReelFlyRod are great to work with and are customer focused.
Jason (Florida) | August 17th, 2019
This reel holds plenty of backing and has a great drag. The drag is easy to adjust with the knurling on the drag knob. The retrieve And drag noise is mild and not too loud. The many sizes available will fit any species you’re targeting. I have the 7/8/9 for for reds and snook, and the 9/10/11 on my tarpon rod. I’m very pleased with both!
Andrew (CA) | May 21st, 2019
This reel has been great. I used it on some Redfish in Southern Georgia, and it performed amazingly! Really enjoy the fit and finish on the reel. The reel runs smoothly and applies a great amount of drag. Nice accessible drag knob for easy adjustment, solid screw on spool connection, relatively large arbor, fantastic price!