Fly reels

Brittany Fly Shop - Our fly fishing reels

The fly reel is a key element in balancing the rod and meeting the specific requirements of your fishing: weight, spool diameter and width, finish, capacity, progressiveness and braking strengh to suit your budget, your level of expertise and the specific characteristics of the fish you're after.

We offer a wide range of reels for salmonid fishing in rivers, lakes and reservoirs, for predators, for European sea bass and for tropical fishing. We stock a wide range of models for all types of fly fishing, from the lightest and most delicate (line weights #2 to 3) to heavy tropical saltwater fly fishing (line weights 12 to 15).


Choosing the right reel is essential. It must be adapted to the line used: the capacity of reels is most often compatible with several line numbers/weights, by varying the diameter and length of the backing, the line reserve placed at the rear of the line for handling fast fish that swim out more than the length of the line, generally migratory salmonids (salmon, sea trout, steelhead) and saltwater species.

Filling the reel with backing also plays an important role in increasing the diameter of the reel hub, the retrieve ratio per crank revolution and limiting the memory of the synthetic line.

All fly reels have a specific capacity that references each model in its range. For example 2/3, 4/5, 6/7, 7/9, 9/11, etc.

The fly reel must also be adapted to the size and power of the fish being targeted and to the environment for which it is intended: saltwater or freshwater.

The weight of the fly reel is also a major criteria. It must balance your rod perfectly so that its dynamic potential, its action, is maximised, without generating fatigue or vibrations in the wrist, arm, elbow or shoulder.

The frequency of the casting action should also be taken into account. Lightness will obviously be the overriding concern for fishing where casts are repetitive or long-distance: dry fly fishing in rivers, euro nymph or French nymph fishing, streamer fishing in reservoirs, european seabass prospecting, tropical shore fishing.

For sight-fishing for ultra-fast marine fish species such as bonefish, tarpon and permit, or spot-fishing for tuna, trevally and blue-water species (billfishes), weight is not the main consideration, as in the end you cast very little. It's backing capacity and braking performance that are more important. 

Models with a frame, spool, mechanism and wear parts reinforced by the nature of the materials used (aluminium, titanium, carbon discs, Teflon, composites) and an anti-corrosion treatment (stainless steel) are particularly designed for fishing in marine environments where the constraints are maximum: marine corrosion, fish power, possible impacts on rocks or in a boat.

Finally, it must have a look you like. The quality brands we offer have elaborate, sober, modern designs and impeccable finishes.

Cortland Crown Series Fly... Cortland Crown Series Fly... 2
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€104.98 €174.96
Cortland’s Crown series mid-arbor disc drag fly reel is machined from aircraft grade aluminum and hard anodized for corrosion resistance. Beautifully designed reels for the discerning fly fisherman with a limited budget or who wants to start with a reliable and robust tool.
Guideline Halo Black... Guideline Halo Black... 2
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In it's price range HALO has class leading qualities in all aspects of material and manufacturing.These large arbor fly reels are cnc-machined of high quality aluminium to ensure a top experience on the water and flawless functionality.All models come with a full frame design/rim cage to stabilize the frame and prevent thin shooting lines from getting...
Guideline Halo Dark Grey... Guideline Halo Dark Grey... 2
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In it's price range HALO has class leading qualities in all aspects of material and manufacturing. These large arbor fly reels are cnc-machined of high quality aluminium to ensure a top experience on the water and flawless functionality.All models come with a full frame design/rim cage to stabilize the frame and prevent thin shooting lines from getting...
€11.66
To protect your reels from shocks and various aggressions (impacts, sand, dust, etc.) during transport (boat, car) and to protect the lines/leaders from UV rays when not fishing.
Guideline Reel Bag Guideline Reel Bag 2
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Guideline Reel Bag

102580
€91.66
There is nothing more practical than to go fishing, close to home or on a trip, with all your equipment perfectly organized and accessible.It's ideal for carrying all your spare reels and spools and accessories that you don't take to the water's edge but are happy to have in the car or at the fishing camp to deal with an unforeseen situation (flooding,...
Guideline Halo Dark Grey... Guideline Halo Dark Grey... 2
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In it's price range, the Guideline Halo fly reel has class leading qualities in all aspects of material and manufacturing.These large arbor fly reels are cnc-machined of high quality aluminium to ensure a top experience on the water and flawless functionality.All models come with a full frame design/rim cage to stabilize the frame and prevent thin...
Guideline Halo Black... Guideline Halo Black... 2
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In it's price range HALO has class leading qualities in all aspects of material and manufacturing. These large arbor fly reels are cnc-machined of high quality aluminium to ensure a top experience on the water and flawless functionality.All models come with a full frame design/rim cage to stabilize the frame and prevent thin shooting lines from getting...
Guideline Favo Reel Guideline Favo Reel 2
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€124.99
Part of the design of Guideline Favo fly reel is unique and can only be achieved by using a die casting method where reels are produced from high precision tooling and then CNC finished before beingcoated with the final finish The drag system is smooth, precise and well proven overyears.It will give good performance even though it is notsealed.Normal care...
Guideline Fly Reel Fario LW... Guideline Fly Reel Fario LW... 2
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The Guideline Fario LW NT8 Grey reel is the result of the Scandinavian know-how in large-arbor reels.A must for all freshwater fishing, from streams to large rivers, from mountain lakes to the largest reservoirs or natural lakes.These reels carry the strong Truss X-construction features from our Vosso reels, but they have been adapted to suit the slender...
Guideline Fly Reel Fario LW... Guideline Fly Reel Fario LW... 2
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The Guideline Fario LW Bronze reel is the result of the Scandinavian know-how in large-arbor reels.A must for all freshwater fishing, from streams to large rivers, from mountain lakes to the largest reservoirs or natural lakes.These reels carry the strong Truss X-construction features from our Vosso reels, but they have been adapted to suit the slender...
Guideline Fly Reel Fario LW... Guideline Fly Reel Fario LW... 2
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The Guideline Fario LW NT8 Antracite reel is the result of the Scandinavian know-how in large-arbor reels.A must for all freshwater fishing, from streams to large rivers, from mountain lakes to the largest reservoirs or natural lakes.These reels carry the strong Truss X-construction features from our Vosso reels, but they have been adapted to suit the...
Guideline Fly Reel Fario... Guideline Fly Reel Fario... 2
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Guideline Fario Click is a new member in the Fario fly reel family with a smooth clicker drag and full frame to prevent thin lines from getting stuck between spool and frame. Compared to other brands our model has an adjustable dual-pin clicker system, so you can set the resistance in three different levels.
Fly line care

Omnispool LineCarebox

OLC
€14.08
A complementary accessory to the ingenious Omnispool Switchbox systemTo be used with a line care product such as SA Fly Line Dressing or Loon Line Speed/StreamLine
€4.08
Optional snap on Arbor Spacers offer a choice of two larger arbor sizes; useful for smaller fly lines and now popular amongst conventional anglers storing and switching braid lines in particular. 
Omnispool’s Arbor Spacers for the Omnispool system speeds loading and reduces line memory from tight winding. Spare fly lines are spooled, stored and packed, not to mention accessibly tangle free when you need them, in a jiffy. Easily snaps into your Omnispools (sold separately).
Omnispool Switchbox Blue or... Omnispool Switchbox Blue or... 2
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€16.58
An absolutely brilliant accessory for quickly changing a line on a reel.Particularly interesting for temperate or tropical sea fishing where it is not always possible to carry several rod-reel-line sets, regardless of the not inconsiderable cost of replacement spools on "top of the range" saltwater fly reels. With the Switchbox system, a single rod and...
Simms Dry Creek Z Hip Pack Simms Dry Creek Z Hip Pack 2
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Simms Dry Creek Z Hip Pack

13466-030-00
€208.25
The Dry Creek Z Hip Pack from Simms is the perfect companion for all your shoreline, lake, pond, and river fishing trips, when you want to be sure to keep your fly boxes dry, but also all the accessories that don't necessarily appreciate immersion.Also very practical when boating. If you have to cross a river, an inlet, a channel, with water at the limit...
Simms GTS Reel Vault Carbon Simms GTS Reel Vault Carbon 2
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Simms GTS Reel Vault Carbon

13079-003-00
€82.50
You value your precious fly fishing reels and have a few cold sweats at the thought of them being mishandled in your fishing bag during an airlift or on a rough fishing trip. The Simms GTS Vault is the perfect protective shell for all the fragile items you need for a successful long-distance fishing trip.Also suitable for cameras, electronics and other...
Guru -7+ Spool Arctic
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€183.25
The Guru S series builds on the highly popular Guru reel encorporating placid and organic design features that, not only reduce weight, but also add in strength in the most important parts of the reel structure. Guru is our very popular, lowest-priced fully machined reel now in its third generation with updated spool geometry for better retrieve rates,...
Lamson-WW Guru Guru HD -7+... Lamson-WW Guru Guru HD -7+... 2
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Reach nirvana.The HD in this reel stands for “Heavy Duty.”The Guru S HD has both a complete cage design and type II in blaze finish.Guru S HD is a phenomenal, affordable Saltwater and/or Spey reel.Steadfast and stylish, Guru has long set a standard as a rugged, fully USA-machined, and ultra-reliable reel at a mind-blowing price.We’ve updated Guru’s spool...
Lamson-WW Speedster S Olive... Lamson-WW Speedster S Olive... 2
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NEW FOR 2023New Olive Green colour. Lamson-WW Speedster S reels are excellent reels capable of tackling even the fastest and most persistent salmonids, whether they're on rivers, lakes or reservoirs. Lightweight, strong and reliable reels, machined from solid. Beautiful tools that you can rely on for a very long time. Lamson Waterworks quality, never...
Lamson-WW Liquid  Glacier... Lamson-WW Liquid  Glacier... 2
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€89.95 €149.92
The Lamson Liquid is a quality product in the cast aluminium reel category, an economical solution for those who are not comfortable with the purchase of a machined reel, and an opportunity for young fly fishermen on a budget.The 3-Pack version includes the reel and 2 spare spools in a compartmented and padded nylon case with carrying handle.A great value...
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