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Shilton Reels

Shilton CR Series - Ultra Large Arbor Freshwater Reel (or Spool)

$ 435.00

Shilton Reels

Shilton CR Series - Ultra Large Arbor Freshwater Reel (or Spool)

$ 435.00

We Stop Fish.

One Word: Drag. Shilton Reels undeniably have the best drag of any fly reels.

Trusted by guides worldwide in some of the most extreme fishing conditions, such as the Seychelles, Shilton Reels were designed with one thing in mind – to enable fly anglers to fight and catch the strongest, toughest saltwater and freshwater gamefish in the world.

A premier sought-after South African brand, Shilton Reels were previously unavailable in the US market. Due to rising recognition and demand, Shilton and Flymen formed a partnership to bring Shilton Reels to the US.

Shilton Reels’ frames and spools are manufactured using top quality aluminum bar stock and the other components are machined from stainless steel. Polymers, carbon fiber, and cork are used to create the all-important clutch systems that take Shilton Reels’ drag to the next level and make We Stop Fish a reality.

Keith Rose-Innes, co-founder of Alphonse Fishing Co., a fly fishing lodge and guide service in The Seychelles, talks about Shilton Reels in Ep. 20 of The Flymen Fishing Co. Show.

NEW Full Color Anodized CR Series Reels Now Available for Pre-Order!

The newest reel in the Shilton freshwater line up is the CR series, which is available in CR2-CR4 for line weights 3 to 8. The super large arbor design offers rapid, yet smooth line retrieval and less line memory. 

Although the CR range has a super large arbor and naturally looks bigger than their freshwater cousins they are perfectly balanced with their recommended line weights and are lighter than the CK range. The line retrieval, both incoming and outgoing, is silent.

The CR Series is available in the standard black and titanium colors, as well as the NEW Full Color Anodized Reels, available in red, blue, purple, burnt gold, and turquoise.

Custom Reels: Want to mix and match colors to create a personalized custom reel? Send us an email at info@flymenfishingcompany.com or give us a call at +1 (704) 846-2634 to learn more.

MODEL (METRIC)
DIAMETER / WEIGHT / LINE WEIGHT / BACKING
(IMPERIAL)
DIAMETER / WEIGHT / LINE WEIGHT / BACKING
CR2 8.8cm / 127g / 3-4 / WF3 F + 60m 20# / WF4 F + 50m 20lbs 3,5” / 4,5oz / 3-4 / WF3 F + 65yd 20# / WF4 F + 55 yd. 20lbs
CR3 9.7cm / 140g / 5-6 / WF5 F + 140m 20# / WF6 F + 100m 20lbs 3,8” / 4,9oz / 5-6 / WF5 F + 155yd 20# / WF6 F + 110 yd. 20lbs
CR4 10.6cm / 156g / 7-8 / W75 F + 160m 30# / WF8 F + 140m 30lbs 4,2” / 5,5oz / 7-8 / 7-8 / W75 F + 175yd. 30# / WF8 F + 150yd. 30lb