Miniature Fly Reel for Mini Pen Rod Setup
Miniature Tiny Fly Reel that works with the Pen Fishing Rod.
This Mini fly reel has a special base to clip into the Minature Pen Fishing Rods on goFASTandLIGHT.com. Order here if you just want the reel. We also offer rod and reel combo kits elsewhere on the website.
You can interchange multiple reels on a single Pen rod. Purchase this petite Fly Reel and a Spinning Reel and interchange them on a single rod for different fishing setups.
While this is functional, some fly fisherman buy this as a cool paperweight for their desk. Makes a great gift (low cost but not cheap), as a birthday or Christmas present for the fisherman in your family. You can even add a hook and turn it in to a Christmas Tree Ornament.
The Fly Reel is lightweight, silver color finish, simple and suitable for small stream action. Reel Dimensions -- External Diameter 1-7/8" , internal diameter of line spool is 1"
Special base clip to attach to the pen rod, it is not suitable for conventional fly rods. Reels do not come with fishing line.
Information for fly fishing aficionados: The small size imposes some limitations, the 36" length of the pen rod does not give you the whipping action of a longer conventional fly rod, your arm will get a workout. With some practice, and a proper setup, casts can be made to 25 feet.
Setup: Not much backing line is required since the reel is small. If you use backing, rig up a very light backing line - like 4 lb test or lighter. Keep knots tight to fit through the eyelet. The small rod eyelets require that very light fly line (thin) be used. We have used 00 (double ott) Sage Quiet Taperô II weighted fly line.and 000(triple ott) versions. Leaders should also be light - for example 7x (2lb test) or even 8x. Experiment with a leader of 4 feet or 6 feet, and tie the leader knot outside of the tip eyelet, prior to casting. Fly sizes should be in the size range of 20-28. Drag is regulated by thumb friction on the reel, there is no drag setting on this reel.
These also make great display reels and gifts for the fly fisherman in your family.
Remember if you buy this item, you are getting the REEL ONLY, use the Fishing link at left to get a combination pen rod/reel or pen rod as appropriate
Note: Some older videos and photos may show a gold finish version of this reel. Gold finish was discontinued in early 2014 and now only the Silver finish is available.
Other uses for this reel:
Some customers have rigged this reel up the Orvis Practicaster and the Temple Fork Outfitters Office Rod with a bit of duct tape.. This allows you to load up some shooting line to enhance the listed rods. Permits you to practice a double haul cast.