Anglers headed offshore in search of bigger quarry, many reel manufacturers have introduced fly reels that can stand up to the rigors of blue water. J. Ryall decided to make a reel that was not only up to the task, but also affordable. Enter the new #12 Ryall reel.
The 4 1/4-inch reel features a large-arbor design and a handle created to afford optimum gripping power when hauling in big fish. Like all J. Ryall reels, the #12 is machined from solid 6061 aircraft aluminum bar stock and hard-anodized for maximum durability. Weighing in at only 9.2 ounces, these reels hold over 300 yards of 30-pound backing. The unique patented drag system consists of two delrin brake shoes that expand on the inside of a bronze cylinder, creating an efficient braking action with minimum start-up inertia. Suggested retail price is $345 for the reel; extra spools will run $175.
For more information, contact J. Ryall Fly Reels, 20555 N. Sunshine Road, Sonora, CA 95370; 800-356-8277.