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    The fishing reel has been in use since 1195 AD. They first appeared in England around 1650 and have become widely used around the world.

    Fishing Reel Dimensions: Guide I

    The Bauer Mackenzie SL reels model M1SL has a reel diameter of 3-1/8" and weighs 3.9 oz. The fly line is 4-5 and the backing capacity is 60 yds./20 lb. The drag type is cork disc and the material is aluminum.

    The Cabela’s Prestige Plus Fly Reel 1 has a diameter of 3". The fly line is 3-4 and the weight is 5.4 oz. the backing capacity is 70 yds./20 lb. The drag type is disc and the material used is aluminum.

    The Cabela’s Prestige Plus Fly Reel 2 has a diameter of 3-3/8". It weighs 6.1 oz (fly line 5-6). The backing capacity is 100 yds./20 lb. The drag type is disc (material is aluminum).

    Fishing Reel Dimensions: Guide II

    The G. Loomis Eastfork Fly Reel model 3-4 has a reel diameter of 3. The weight is 4 oz and the fly line is 3-4. The backing capacity is 50 yds./ 20lb. The drag type is disc. The material is aluminum.

    The Galvan Torque Black Reel 10 model Torque Black 10 has a diameter of 4.25. The weight is 8.2 oz and the fly line is 10. The backing capacity is 250 yds./ 30 lb. and the drag type is stainless steel (aluminum material).

    The Lamson Litespeed Alox 1 diameter is 3. The weight is 3.55 oz, the fly line is 1-3 and the capacity is 75 yds./ 12 lb. The drag type is stainless steel.

    Fishing Reel Dimensions: Guide III

    The Pflueger Automatic Fly Reels 1195 has a diameter of 2-7/8”. The weight is 9 oz. The fly line is 10 with a backing capacity of 50 yds./20 lb. The drag type is spring.

    The Ross Cimarron Large Arbor Copper Reel 1.5 has a diameter of 3.12 with a weight of 4.4 oz. The fly line is 3-5 and the backing capacity is 100 yds./ 20 lb. The drag type is Delrin 500AF.

    The Sage 1800 Series Reel 3-4 has a diameter of 3.37 and weighs 5.5 oz. The fly line is 3-4 and the backing capacity is 100 yds./ 12 lb. The drag type is graphite.

    Fishing Reel Dimensions: Guide IV

    The Scientific Anglers System 2 has a diameter of 3-3/4" and weighs 8.6 oz. The fly line is 8-9 and the backing capacity is 330 yds./20 lb. The drag type is disc.

    The Tibor Everglades Fly Reels model has a diameter of 3-3/4. The weight is 8.5 oz and the fly line is 7-9. The backing capacity is 200 yds./ 20 lb. The drag type is disc. The Tibor Riptide Fly Reels diameter is 4. It weighs 9.5 oz and the fly line is 9-11. The backing capacity is 300 yds./ 30 lb. The drag type is disc. The material is aluminum.

    The fishing reel dimensions are just one aspect the buyer has to look at. The gear ratio, spinning or casting and the type of fish you’re going after have to be considered too.

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