Nau­tilus Reels - GTX Salt Wa­ter Reel

Sport Fishing Gear Guide - - Fly Reels -

Win­ner of this YEAR’S 2017 ICAST/IFTD Best Salt­wa­ter Reel Award, the new Gtx from Nau­tilus is light­weight, and machined with their Giga spool de­sign for strength, max­i­mum line pickup, and fast line dry­ing to pre­vent cor­ro­sion when stored. The brake is a brand new de­sign and fea­tures a new pres­sure spring that is sand­wiched be­tween two alu­minum discs that ro­tate in uni­son, which ap­plies even pres­sure to the drag sur­faces. The new dual drag sur­face fea­tures an over­sized car­bon fi­bre disc on one side and a cork/kevlar®/car­bon fi­bre hy­brid on the other. The cork acts as a com­pres­sion ma­te­rial to en­sure a smooth drag tran­si­tion while the car­bon fi­bre de­liv­ers the smooth­ness for which Nau­tilus is known. The new Kevlar® mid-layer pro­vides ad­di­tional rigid­ity to the drag sur­face, spreads the pres­sure more evenly, in­su­lates any heat gen­er­ated by fric­tion, and dam­p­ens vi­bra­tions for a very smooth drag. The GTX “is built to put the brakes on the fastest and strong­est fish on the planet”. One model avail­able weigh­ing 8.7 oz, with a max drag of 25 lb, hav­ing a 5” di­am­e­ter reel that is 1.1” wide, and holds 500/60 braid. MSRP: $1,300. Avail­able in Black or Sil­ver. Nau­tilus­reels.com

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