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Overview

About Scientific Anglers System 1 Fly Fishing Reel - 6/7/8wt

Closeouts. Scientific Anglers' System 1 fly fishing reel is an excellent value, with a reliable double-pawl click drag and durable, dependable aluminum alloy construction.

Specs

Specs about Scientific Anglers System 1 Fly Fishing Reel - 6/7/8wt

  • Line weight: 6, 7, 8
  • Arbor size: Classic
  • Drag type: Click and pawl
  • Drag material: Composite
  • Line capacity: 175
  • Handle: Composite
  • Retrieve: Left or Right
  • Weight: 4 oz.
  • Diameter: 3"
  • Width: 1"
  • Material: Aluminum
  • Recommended use: Saltwater,Freshwater
  • Made in China
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4.166666 5 Overall Rating: 4.2 Based on 6 reviews

Most Helpful 5-Star Review

Reviewed by henry parker from fairfax, va. on Friday, February 28, 2014
can't remember exactly when i got mine, precurser to this one but basically the same. i actually use it on a bean guide series 5 wgt. and pflueger 7wgt. rod interchangeably. first heard them billed as alaska tough. although never been there this reel has served me well on the east coast. durable and... Read More
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  • Reviewed by henry parker from fairfax, va. on Friday, February 28, 2014
    can't remember exactly when i got mine, precurser to this one but basically the same. i actually use it on a bean guide series 5 wgt. and pflueger 7wgt. rod interchangeably. first heard them billed as alaska tough. although never been there this reel has served me well on the east coast. durable and holds line with say little backing comfortably for easy deployment and retrieval. simply can't go wrong with this workhorse.
  • Reviewed by JBR from Florida on Tuesday, May 7, 2013
    Great service and a great price.
  • Verified Buyer Reviewed by Woody from King City, CA on Wednesday, January 23, 2013
    Stream Fly Fishing
  • Reviewed by Shrimpman from British Columbia on Saturday, November 24, 2012
    I bought these for myself and a friend because I am tired of wasting money and fishing time on disc drag reels for trout fishing. I have accumulated a pile of snazzy machined disc drag reels in the $100 range that are super smooth... until actually used. They all become inconsistent when wet, some have adjustment knobs which turn when brushed by clothing, and even my beloved G.Loomis Venture had its anti-reverse roller bearing free spool this year (though it does have a reliable sealed disc). Enough! The last time that big rainbows ran like bonefish was never. If you want a reliable disc drag reel, you should plan on spending at least $150 (from STP, of course!)
    This System 1 reel is a huge step up from the cheap clickers which I used a decade ago, being very light, very tight-fitted (zero play of spool on the shaft), and a firm adjustment setting. It is small in diameter, but still holds lots of backing because it is a bit wider than normal; it is said to hold 175yds of 20lb. backing with a 7wt. line. This is reel is simple and well built, and a very good bargain, and I will no longer waste any of my fishing time testing drag resistance and returning the drag knob to where I set it.
  • Verified Buyer Reviewed by Evans from Blacksburg, VA on Monday, May 28, 2012
    Serviceable for fresshwater fish that don't run far. Size is more 4/5/6 than 6/7/8; for a WF7F line, figure only 75 yd of 20# backing. Palming rim is sufficient for playing fish. Though click-pawl offers only light resistantce to spool overruns, at least it is not the balky disk-drag of some reels at this price.
    • Best Uses: Fly Fishing
    • Describe Yourself: Avid Fisher
    • Was this a gift?: No

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About Scientific Anglers

Scientific Anglers was founded in 1945 by friends and fellow fishermen who introduced the first modern plastic-coated tapered fly line to the market, a revolutionary design in the fly-fishing industry. Scientific Anglers fly lines continued to break new ground with the introduction of the first contemporary floating and sinking fly lines, and Scientific Anglers fly rods cemented the brand’s focus on developing leading-edge technologies that set the industry standard. Scientific Anglers’ commitment to designing and producing the best possible equipment has defined the sport’s history and continues to shape its future, allowing beginning and expert anglers alike to make the most of every cast.