Mystic Reaper Fly Rod

Mystic Reaper Fly Rod 10

The Mystic Reaper fly rod is a mid-priced offering that’s highly regarded in the industry for delivering top-notch quality. The Reaper sits between the Inception and the M-Series in the Mystic lineup, offering features that both new and experienced anglers alike will appreciate. Mystic designed the Reaper to deliver immense power through the bottom two-thirds of the rod, while maintaining enough delicacy in the tip to protect lighter tippet. The Reaper also boasts a blank that, according to Mystic, is true to line weight, saltwater safe, and built using modern multi-modulus layering techniques. From brook trout to pike and muskie, the Reaper is a do-it-all rod for anglers looking for something at a mid-level price point. It’s available in weights 3-12.


True-to-line-weight - Mystic builds all their fly rods true to their prescribed line weight. Their multi-modulus layering techniques allow them to accomplish this while still building rods that deliver high line speeds. The Reaper’s blank also features a softer tip section to protect light tippet for anglers chasing bigger fish on thin line.

The Reaper is finished witha luxurious dark brown blank , matching thread wraps and silver trim wraps.


SiC Stripping Guides - The Reaper is built with SiC stripping guides, which add to the high-end finish of the rod

Hard chromed snake guides - The rest of the guides on this rod are industry standard hard-chromed snake guides, a feature anglers expect on rods at nearly every level.

Reel Seat

Aluminum Uplocking Reel Seat - The Mystic Reaper features a tough single uplocking aluminum reel seat , dressed up with a burled walnut insert. It’s both functional and attractive.

Anodized Aluminum - 7-weight and above models of the Reaper trade the burled walnut insert for an all-aluminum double uplocking reel seat a standard throughout the industry. The reel seat is finished with a cork fighting butt.

Rod Tube

Cordura Tube - Mystic sends this rod to anglers in the standard mid-level Cordura rod tube, emblazoned with Mystic’s logo.


The Mystic Warranty - Mystic offers a lifetime warranty to the original owner of their rods. As of Spring 2016, Mystic charges a $50 handling fee for repairs. Mystic will either repair or replace your rod, depending on the severity of damage and availability of the rod model.

More Info

Rod Action: Medium-Fast

Best for: All water, Dry

Grip: Reversed Half-Wells - 3-weight to 6-weight

Full-Wells w/ Fighting Butt - 7-weight to 12-weight

Ability Level: Intermediate - Expert (learn more)

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Ship Days in 3-5 days
Backorderable Available
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Mystic Reaper Fly Rod Reviews

outstanding Review by Steven
Posted on 11/4/16
This is my 3rd Mystic rod, 4wt, 7wt and now 8wt, by far the best casting rods in the industry. Used recent purchase for King and Steelhead on Salmon River this fall, rod handled Kings with no problem. Try one, you won't be disappointed.
Very Pleased with Mystic Reaper Review by Michael
Posted on 2/26/16
Just a great rod for the money. The Mystic Reaper 5 weight exceeds expectations. The rod loads & casts beautifully. I have mine paired with a Nautilus FWX 5/6. If someone handed me the rod blindfolded, I would swear I was casting a $500+ rod. I agree with earlier reviewer's comments about the combination of power and finesse. Very pleased with the purchase. My guess is many will purchase the Reaper as a back-up rod that will quickly become their go to trout catching machine.
Great rod period, especially for the money!! Review by Shain
Posted on 1/6/16
I couldn't be happier with my newest addition to my 5wt setups. I purchased the Reaper a few weeks ago and I've been on the water with it a couple of times now and wow does this rod impress me more and more every time I handle it. The feel is very light, yet it feels strong like it has plenty of backbone and it loads exceptionally well compared to any rods that I've cast. My first time out I fished it for about 5 hours and hardly felt as though I had made a single cast. The rod has plenty of power for a 5wt - my first fish on it was an 18" rainbow and the rod made it feel like it was half that size and not once while fight that fish did I feel as if my my 5x tippet was in danger. It is a strange feeling when you have enough backbone to fight decent to larger trout but also have the ability to finesse them when necessary with the same rod - I felt as thought I was fishing with a 6wt and a 4wt at the same time. As you might be able to tell, I'm very pleased with this rod!! Mending line while nymphing in long, deep pools was also a breeze and I felt like it took less effort to make precise mends than with my other rods. I'm going on and on about this rod and I almost forgot to mention the fact that it sells for $229 - I would put this rod on par with other rods that are twice its price or more. An exceptional value indeed! I have mine paired with a Waterwork Lamson Litespeed IV size 2 and I couldn't be happier with the feel and balance while casting, mending, and fighting fish.

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