Nautilus X Frame Fly Reel was the big winner of the 2015 IFTD/AFFTA Fly Reel Best Of Show in both fresh and saltwater fly reels last fall! Created around an open-frame reel designed for lightness,
strength, drag smoothness, and fast line pick up, the X-Series design
has strong beams that extend from the center to a wide line guard. These
angles allow for rear spool rim protection where the reel typically
contacts the ground when the rod is leaned up against a wall or a car.
The totally new SCF-X drag is a sealed Teflon® and carbon fiber disc
drag system. It is adjusted with a generous drag knob that offers
superior gripping surface and texture for wet and cold fingers. The highly ventilated arch design, coupled with the dual palming rim
increases spool strength by 35 %. The sides of the frame leave the spool
totally exposed, and the back spool rim has a generous 1/8" secondary
palming rim for added fish control. This heavy- duty secondary palming
rim has the strength to withstand everyday wear and tear.
The spool is a new spin on our ultra light, award winning Giga arbor
design. It is lighter than any spool of a similar size Nautilus has ever
Available in three frame sizes: XS - 3.25” Diameter, XM - 3.5”
diameter and a 4” frame XL that will accept the standard XL Giga arbor
spool for a 6/7 weight and the XL MAX Giga arbor spool that will fit an
8/9 weight line. At a mere 4.7 ounces the XL and XL MAX will handle your
larger fresh water species and light salt water needs perfectly.
Available in brushed titanium or black anodizing.