Hoping to battle some hefty game fish but want a reel that provides lightweight power? Then check out the 12DD (Double Duty) from Nautilus. The Double Duty offers identical backing capacity as its larger 12T sibling, but at 10.2 ounces, it weighs a full 2.5 ounces less.
That can make a big difference when pulling on species such as tarpon, giant trevally and tuna for long periods of time. The 12DD is built to handle them, however, and like all Nautilus CCF reels, it features a patent-pending sealed cork and carbon-fiber composite drag system, which produces extremely low start-up inertia. Available in black or silver anodizing, the 12DD has an MSRP of $550.www.nautilusreels.com.