Nautilus bulked up its NV family of saltwater reels with the NV 11/12, a 4 1/2-inch diameter large-arbor powerhouse that packs 325 yards of 30-pound backing and a WF12 line.
Weighing 8.6 ounces, the 11/12 is machined entirely from aircraft-grade aluminum, with ceramic and titanium components. The reel features the patented NV CCF drag system and comes with a proprietary NV big-game handle and corresponding counterweight. It’s also compatible with Nautilus’ new G-9 Giga Spool, a lightweight super-large arbor featuring a ribbed design that helps backing dry faster.
MSRP is $750 (extra spool is $295; G-9 spool is $315). www.nautilusreels.com