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Nautilus Reels manufactures the best looking and best performing fly fishing reels in the world. Their high end fly reels are the NV (EN-VEE) family of reels. The reels are available in five sizes and 10 configurations, and are unparalleled in weight, good looks and performance. The Nautilus NV 5/6, 6/7, 8/9, 10/11 and 11/12 and their G-Spool siblings are completely impervious to the elements and will outperform any fighting class reel on the market. The NV series feature a larger version of the CCF drag system compared to their Nautilus CCF siblings, and stainless steel components have largely been replaced by ceramics and titanium. The only aspect in which the reel is exceeded in performance is by its slender looks and subtle beauty. Machined entirely out of aircraft grade Aluminum, no details have been omitted: from its low profile drag knob and counterweight to the 100 and 200 yard backing markers on the inside of the spool. These reels will impress you.
All NV reels feature titanium drag shafts, and are loaded with the latest technology in high performance ceramic micro bearings. Since ceramics and titanium are impervious to the elements, you are guaranteed to spend less time worrying and more time fishing. NV reels feature a “thrust bearing to thrust bearing" drag design for effortless cranking resistance under any load, ensuring the smoothest line retrieval of any reel on the market. Using titanium and ceramics has allowed us to downsize components, increase the drag surface by over 75%, and still decrease the overall weight without sacrificing the fighting class qualities that are the hallmark of our products.
NV Giga Arbors
Nautilus NV 5/6 G-5
The G-5 spool on the NV 5/6 frame reduces weight by another 0.3 ounces and graces this big-game trout reel with the benefits of the giga spools. Faster line pick up, less line coil and 14x faster backing drying than a standard fly reel. Awesome setup for the trout fisher who wants the ultimate reel. Love your toys!
Nautilus NV 6/7 G-6
The NV 6/7 G-6 spool takes you into steelhead and salmon country with your favorite six weight rod. At only 5.7 ounces, this brute will put the brakes on the largest of trout or steelhead in any size stream. Same "floating backing" design as all our G-Spools for great looks and better performance.
Nautilus NV 8/9 G-7
The G-7 spool for the NV 8/9 was designed to offer fly fishers a larger arbor 7 wt reel without sacrificing weight by fitting it to the super light NV8/9 frame. The G-7 comfortably holds 200 yards of #20 backing with a WF7F line. Additionally, the G-7 spools offer Gelspun (GSP) backing users a spool that will hold 220 yds of 50lb gelspun with a WF9F line. This is a great 7 wt steelhead set-up.
Nautilus NV 10/11 G-8
The G-8 spool for the NV10/11 turns your trusted NV 10/11 into a 4.25" 8 weight reel that weighs a mere 7.2 oz, only 0.1 oz more than your NV8/9 yet much faster line retrieval and less line memory. The G-8 spool will hold a WF8F line with 200 yds of 30 lb backing, and will balance great with your favorite 9 or 10 foot rod. We trust this reel will become popular among all 8 weight fishermen, whether on the Dean river for single handed steelhead or on a Los Roques pancake flat after bonefish.
Nautilus NV 11/12 G-9
The G-9 spool. This is serious business. At a mere 8.3 ounces and 4.5 inches in diameter, this reel is still more than one ounce lighter than competitors' 8 weight mid and large arbor reels and picks up line twice as fast (if not more). Nautilus thought it would be too big, but they love it. It makes the NV 8/9 look tiny. This Giga arbor spool will bring your salmon skipping back to you in a heartbeat. It looks mean, acts mean and is mean. This one does! This is a must have. Fit, form, function and balance, nothing beats it. Revolutionary, like all Nautilus reels!
Nauitilus NV Monster and NV G-10
New for 2013 to the NV-G family of reels is the Nautilus NV G-10. At 5" in diameter, 9.9 oz. and less than 1% startup inertia at 15 lbs. of drag pressure, this reel will be your best friend For any 10 or 11 weight bruisers you may want to dominate. Yes tarpon, permit, kings and bruiser GTs: look out!
The Monster and corresponding G-10 spool are loaded with features:
- Big game handle and perfectly balanced counterweight
- Giga Arbor design for 14.5" per turn line pick up and fast backing drying
- Machined crossbars on spool at the 350 yard backing line (Monster)
- Laser ID for line identification
- 3 strengthened spool support lugs for ideal balance of strength and lightness
- Extra wide line guard for increased impact resistance
- Extra thick Nautilus shell lugs for superior frame strength
- Award winning NV CCF disc braking system
- Lightest true big game 12+ weight on the market by a lot!
The NV Monster is the perfect addition to your fly fishing reel arsenal if you are a blue water or flats 12+ weight big game hunter. At only 9.9 ounces this reel will make your 12 weight rod cast like a 9 weight. Gone are the days of sore arms from casting heavy big game reels on heavy rods: Cast all day. Blind cast all day for all we care. When the fish finally takes the fly you will be in good shape to bring it in for a quick healthy release.