Nautilus NV Monster Reel

The lightness of the reel will make your 12-weight feel like a 9-weight when you’re casting.

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A new offering from Nautilus, the NV Monster reel has a 5-inch diameter and weighs only 9.9 ounces. The lightness of the reel will make your 12-weight feel like a 9-weight when you're casting. Also, it has less than 1 percent startup inertia at 15 pounds of drag pressure. These features will come in handy the next time you are pursuing fish with bulldog attitudes and cheetah-like speed. A big-game handle makes it easy to bear down and reel fast while making your retrieve, especially with the Giga arbor design that allows for 14 inches of pickup per turn. Other features include a laser ID for line identification, three strengthened spool-support lugs for balance of strength, an extra-wide line guard for impact-resistance and extra-thick Nautilus shell lugs for frame strength. $850; www.nautilusreels.com