Pike / Predator Fly Fishing Reels
Fly reels used for fishing for pike and other predatory species need to have a reliable drag, allowing the angler to play often large predatory fish, and be large enough to hold enough fly line and backing. Fly reels used for targeting pike are often around the #8-9 size or larger. This size of reels matches the heavy lines often used when casting large flies and allows the line plus plenty of backing to be loaded onto the reel. These larger reels often have larger drag system allowing the angler to apply more pressure when fighting large fish allowing them to be landed quicker.