ICAST 2021: Upcoming Fly Reels from Greys
Updated: Jul 1, 2022
TITAL Fly Reels
We recently previewed the Greys TITAL reel as part of our Pure Fishing new product overview found right here, but only a single image was available at the time. At ICAST 2021, we met with Jen Ripple at Pure Fishing and finally had an in-person look at all the new rods and reels, including the TITAL. As the new flagship fly reels from Greys, they will offer machined bar-stock aluminum construction, sealed drags, and futuristic designs.
We're excited to test one out in the coming weeks and hope to find that the performance matches the great looks. There will be a 3/4 ($225.95), 5/6 ($235.95), 7/8 ($259.95), and 9/10 ($279.95) available in September 2021.
TAIL Fly Reels
TAIL fly reels utilize die-cast aluminum construction that undergoes (in Hardy's words) "...two separate machining processes to remove excess metal..." These reels come equipped with carbon disc drags, large arbors, and enclosed frames and are available in "Freshwater" versions and "All Water" models. As the name implies, All-Water models are ready for salt or freshwater action and add a sealed drag producing up to 10 pounds of pressure along with an anodizing treatment to enhance corrosion resistance and durability. Freshwater reels come in 3/4 ($129.95), 5/6 ($139.95), and 7/8 ($149.95). All-Water reels will be offered in 7/8 or 9/10 sizes for $159.95.
FIN Fly Reels
Each FIN die-cast reel has a Rulon disc drag, large arbor, and enclosed frame to keep line from escaping the spool. Sizes for the standard FIN include a 3/4 ($79.95), 5/6 ($89.95), 7/8 ($99.95), and 9/10 ($99.95)
Greys will also offer FIN Cassette reels. These reels will come in a 5/6, 7/8, and 9/10 at a price of $129.95 each. In addition, each reel comes with two spare cassettes.
FIN fly reels will be available starting in mid-August 2021.
FIN Euro Combos
Looking to get into European nymphing but don't want to spend a fortune? Check out the new FIN Euro combos. Each combo includes a FIN 3-weight rod with a down-locking reel seat, matching FIN 3/4 reel, level fly line, and rod/reel storage tube. These combos come with either a 10'0" or 11'0" rod for $225.95 or $235.95.
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