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Redington Behemoth Series Fly Reel
RedingtonBehemoth Series Fly Reel

The pressure is on.

Hooking into a twenty pound steelhead, a big old bonefish, or a rainbow that just sipped a mouse like it was a green drake has a way of making even the most seasoned angler's heart race. When you hook into fish like these, you want a drag system that will put pressure on the fish and turn that behemoth of a fish into your net; accordingly, Redington designed its Behemoth Series Fly Reel to have the most powerful drag in its class. Made primarily for saltwater fishing, the Behemoth is also available in five- and six-weight options for trout applications, and it will balance well with longer spey rods for salmon and steelhead fishing.

The unique interlocking design of the real is achieved with a die-cast construction, which gives the Behemoth a large arbor, deeply set spool, and a look you won't find on any other reel. The powerful carbon fiber drag system can be cranked up when you need to put some serious pressure on big and stubborn fish, but it maintains a smooth feel so you won't instantly snap your line when your catch decides to make a run at the first sign of your net. Also unique to the Behemoth is the twin-molded soft-touch ergonomic handle, which helps keep your hand comfortable when playing those larger fish who refuse to come in easily. Redington also made sure the Behemoth can be easily flipped between a left- or right-handed retrieve, and included a nylon case to protect the reel when traveling to and from the water.

  • Die-cast aluminum construction
  • Adjustable carbon-fiber drag
  • Large arbor design
  • Oversized drag knob
  • Deep V-spool
  • Twin molded ergonomic handle
  • Converts to left- or right-handed retrieve
  • Nylon reel case included
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Best Value Saltwater Reel

  • Familiarity: I've used it once or twice and have initial impressions

Fished recently with a guide who had a Redington setup for jacks and false albacore. This reel had outstanding smooth startup, great stopping power, and incredible capacity with gel spun backing. I bought one right after fishing the guide's rig I was so impressed.

You could buy an Abel or Tibor for literally 6 to 10 times more money but this reel is just as good with great looks as well. The forged body might be subject to some durability issues but for this price, the Redington Behemoth Reel is the best value in salt water reels right now.

Huge reel

    I bought this Real as an up grade for the one that came on my redington path. I got Rio gold 5wt line to put on it. I can't wait to get out and try this new reel. Not sure the fit yet, however it looks great on my rod. I will hopefully be getting out in the next week or so.

    The name says it all this thing is HUUGE

    • Familiarity: I've used it once or twice and have initial impressions

    Just picked up this reel, and I must say, it certainly lives up to it's name! Still, i'm pretty sure it's lighter than any of my other reels. Only been able to use it a handful of times, and will update once I get a few more days on it, but so far so good!