Shilton, a South African manufacturer of high-quality fly reels, introduces its new blue-water reel, the large-arbor SL8. Holding nearly 600 yards of 30-pound Dacron, the reel is suited for 14- to 16-weight lines and is perfect for those adventurous anglers targeting tuna, marlin and large sharks.
The SL8 reels and spare spools are available in black or titanium finish and come with a reel pouch and drag lube. A large, custom-processed, high-grade drag washer provides a smooth, powerful drag capable of stopping even the ocean’s toughest speedsters. All Shilton reels feature a lifetime warranty. The SL8 retails for $555, with spare spools available for $270. For more information, visit www.shiltonreels.com.