The new Access Mid-Arbor fly fishing reels take the mid-arbor concept to a new level
of performance and do it at a price that makes it accessible to everyone. Starting at
just $145, the Access Reel Series offers a full-range of performance features from
machined 6061 aircraft aluminum to a totally sealed carbon and stainless-steel drag
surface. From the diminutive I to the big-game V, the Access offers the angler the
benefits of large arbor; faster retrieve, less coiling, but at a diameter size that
isn't quite as overwhelming as some large arbors. With a new larger handle, positive
click drag adjustment, and three bold colors, the Access fly fishing reels are the
best dollar for dollar reel value in the industry. Imported.
New Mirage gold anodizing
New larger Mirage style handle
Totally sealed drag surface
Carbon fiber/stainless steel washer drag system
6061 aircraft bar stock
Available in sizes I-V
All models have a 2 carbon fiber, stainless steel washer drag system
Positive drag click system
Available in New Gold, Black, Titanium
Access Mid Arbor I for line weights 1-3; 4.29 oz., 2 3/4" diameter.
Access Mid Arbor II for line weights 3-5; 4.45 oz., 3" diameter.
Access Mid Arbor III for line weights 5-7; 4.62 oz., 3 1/4" diameter.
Access Mid Arbor IV for line weights 7-9; 5.28 oz., 3 1/2" diameter.
Access Mid Arbor V for line weights 9-11; 5.88 oz., 4" diameter.
With an Orvis CFO III in hand that will probably outlast my grandkids, This reel in the larger V size was more than a match for the big pike a friend and I were hunting the day he let me try out his new reel. Smooth and machined to perfection, the reel made a solid performance and I knew I didn't have to coddle it, like some of the others I've used that seem to have been built to win beauty pageants than win the battle with a bruiser. Posted on 10/13/14
The first comprehensive and scientific fly reel test ever performed. Throughout the years a lot has been written about fly fishing equipment. Blogs, forums, magazines,manufacturers are full of information ...
One of the most interesting parts of our 8-Weight Challenge was the great data we got from Admet - which we translated into easily readable graphs. Here's a quick guide to help interpret the graphs....