Even though fly reels are becoming lighter and lighter, there is a portion of the fly fishing community that requires something a bit more robust to better balance their longer rods. TheAnimas S has been designed to that end with the Spey, Switch, and Saltwater fishermen in mind. It is machined with a solid, one piece large-arbor spool devoid of porting, and a matching frame with a minimal amount of porting. This adds mass to the overall reel, allowing for proper balance when paired with a variety of two-handed rods. The Animas S is based on the proven Animas platform, and shares all the same internal componentry as well as the color-accented fully-machined aluminum handle, drag knob, and spool release. The newly-improved drag delivers two times the pressure of the previous Animas, giving its Teflon-impregnated, saltwater-safe Delrin disc system the strength and smoothness that big water anglers are looking for.
- Fully machined spool and frame have fewer porting holes to add mass to the reel while also increasing overall rigidity
- Fully machined for increased strength and easy left-hand to right-hand retrieve conversion
- Delrin 500AF with impregnated Teflon - a space-age polymer that is durable, heat resistant, self-lubricating, and maintenance-free
- Fully machined, oversized aluminum handle with double helix grooves and reverse taper for increased control and grip
- For fast line retrieval and reduced line memory
- Specs: Arbor Width: 1.17", Diameter 4.25", Weight 9.4 oz.
- Capacity: Salmon/Salt WF9+250, Spey 8/9/10+175, Skagit 175yds #20 w/ 525gr