M MAXIMUMCATCH Maxcatch ECO Large Arbor Fly Fishing Reel (3/4wt 5/6wt 7/8wt) and Pre-Loaded Fly Reel with Line Combo

(10 customer reviews)

$79.99

ONE-YEAR-WARRANTY – we as a 13 years fly reel factory, offer “No Hassle” warranty for all our reels. If you are not 100% satisfied with our reel, you can return it in any time.
All-aluminum construction with large arbor design for rapid line retrieval
Rugged disc drag to put serious pressure on the fish
One-way bearing to quickly and easily switch from left to right hand retrieval
Pre-loaded with fly line, backing, and leader for your convenience

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Size

3/4 weight, 5/6 weight, 7/8 weight

Color

Black Reel Loaded Moss Green Line, Fly Reel Black, Fly Reel Rainbow Trout, Fly Reel Silver, Rainbow Trout Reel Loaded Moss Green Line, Silver Reel Loaded Moss Green Line

10 reviews for M MAXIMUMCATCH Maxcatch ECO Large Arbor Fly Fishing Reel (3/4wt 5/6wt 7/8wt) and Pre-Loaded Fly Reel with Line Combo

  1. XP User

    UPDATE: MAXCATCH stands by their product! They replaced the reel. Since I have several of their products I will continue buying their product with confidence!I ordered it January 2017 and in November 2017 the drag system has failed. The past couple of times while out fishing I’m stripping line and the reel starts free-spooling creating a bird’s nest. I had to remove the reel, untangle the line and reel it back while standing mid-current.I gave it 3 stars since because it had been a good reel until now.

  2. E.J. Zayas

    Let me start by saying this is NOT a Tibor or Hardy, and doesn’t cost $1500, so don’t compare it to one.I paid $16 for this reel, for a 2wt outfit I’ll keep in the truck. It will travel with me to Canada and I won’t have to worry about loosing one of my Loomis, bamboo or custom rods with more expensive reels.Would I use this reel with 7x for steel heads, bonefish or something else requiring a smooth drag? Probably not.But for the price, I was really happy with the quality. You can afford to replace this reel 4 times a year for the price of a regular low end reel and, I personally think this reel could sell for $50/$60 at the local fly shop.If you’re learning, or for fishing bass, panfish, dink trout, or can’t justify $400 on a decent reel, or just want this for a beater rod, this is a good option.Arrived two days after ordering, in perfect condition.Finish is a little flatter than shown, but that wasn’t a deal breaker for me.Tight lines.

  3. AddisonT.

    For such a cheap reel and line combo, this thing performs great. I’d compare it to my $100 5wt Ross reel that is my favorite. The line is alright, but for the price you can’t beat it. The retrieve on the reel is smooth and the drag is pretty good. The material is not the highest quality but for my 3wt rod, that is all I need. GREAT PRODUCT!

  4. Larry

    Nice compact reel. Just a tad bit wider than some others I have seen in this line weight size. Built with lots of ventilation so line will dry well. The break and drag system if fairly smooth, there is a little pulsing. Very nice reel for its price. I wanted small and light, that is what it is, as well as built well. I should add the spool removal system is easy to use. I had bought another small reel and it was a compression system. Had to pull so hard I was afraid I would bend the spool. This one has a switch, move it, spool comes off.

  5. AZHawg

    Great reel at a better price! I caught some 26″-34″ catfish, as well as some smaller rainbows. Drag works fine and is easily adjustable, depending upon the size of the fish, and it is relatively easy to adjust on the fly.I put about 100 yards of backing and 10 feet of 5-weight line, and I still have plenty of room for leaders and tippet. It is a fine reel and Maxcatch’s customer service is also great!

  6. Adam Grasinger

    This reel was given a pretty hard proving ground for its first venture. Erie, PA steelhead fishing. It was only the 2nd time i’d gone, and with this reel and a cheap 7/8 weight rod I managed to bag my first 2 steelhead, both fairly big size for Erie too and about 6-7 pounds each. For the price, this reel performs well above its pay grade. It squeaked a little bit when it first came but a little additional lubricant solved that problem.This reel held up to about 7 or 8 hard running steelhead, many of which shredded my 4lb line like paper, and its drag was excellently smooth and the reel did an excellent job picking up line that the steelhead would scream out of my reel. With a better rod that had better shock resistance, or a little more experience and skill from myself, I may have ended the trip with a few more caught, but I can definitely say this reel wasn’t what cost me lost fish.

  7. Information to all

    When I picked up my new 8 weight fly rod I knew I would need a 7/8 reel also. What I was looking for was a basic, budget reel. I stumbled across this Maxcatch reel and said “F-it, I will give it a shot for $22.00”, not expecting much I received the reel today. To be honest I am super happy and super surprised, this is a nice reel! The finish is clean and the tolerances are great, the drag is nice and smooth and the reeling action is excellent. I can’t say I will use this reel forever but it is a reel I can see lasting so I can pass it down to a young fly fisherman years down the road. Thanks Maxcatch, I can’t wait to try out some of your other products!

  8. J. Jansen

    Bought 2 more for my 4’2” and 6’ small stream rods. Rarely use drag but these reel has a good chatter-free and smooth drag. I like the width of this large arbor reel. Very forgiving on line retrieval. I don’t need backing when using 100’ fly-line. Would recommend to friends.

  9. blaked386

    Not an expensive reel but it works great for a beginner. I gave it as a gift and then lost the spool to my sage reel so I threw it on my rod for a weekend trip and I loved it. The drag is pretty good and it looks clean but the paint does scratch easy

  10. josh

    I bought a eagle claw 3wt rod to play around with in ponds, this blows away all expectations for the price. I recommend to any beginner or anyone at an intermideate range. I got on the reel a few times and easily reeled in small bass and blue gill. Never had the fly line get caught in the reel like many other cheap options.

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