Published Jun 19. 2020 - 3 years ago
Updated or edited Jun 22. 2020

Risen fly reel review

Well its no secret that I love everything from Risen fly rods. But like all my reviews, I really like to make sure I test them extensively before I give my opinion. I have put this Armor reel to the test, and I feel its passed with flying colors. I have had some fish peel line pretty well on it, and with light tippet and small flies, and the drag protected that well. I have dropped this reel because im clumsy many times, and never had any issues. This reel just keeps working, and working well. I have very little that I can say I don't like. However, there is just one thing, the spool release cap. It is difficult to remove and put back on, not impossible though. So if I wanted to be nit picky I would say that is something I would like to see changed. But for $100 (actually $86 or so after my discount) its really something that is almost a non issue. I really do think this is the best reel under $100 on the market today. And I have had about a year to figure that out.

Make sure you go get one of these at and use my discount at checkout. Discount code is "McFly" and it will automatically get you 15% off at checkout for everything you buy from them.


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