The Invictus is one of our favorite saltwater fly reels and finished near the top in our 2018 8-weight Fly Reel Shootout. Its finish in that shootout is in part because of its strong max drag and non-existent start-up inertia and in part because of its durable design. Whether you’re targeting Tarpon from a boat or Permit on the flats, the Invictus is one of the most reliable reels on the market.
Saltwater Full Frame Design - The Invictus is made for saltwater performance. With a drag that’s fully sealed and a full-frame design, this reel balances heavier saltwater rods and resists corrosion. The Invictus is also made with aircraft-grade aluminum which means it’s ruggedly durable for any saltwater scenario from the boat to the flats.
Anodized Finish - The Invictus sports an anodized finish that adds durability and corrosion-resistance to the reel. The finishing is great for excursions in both freshwater and saltwater and protects the reel when it’s dropped or dinged.
Machined 6061 T651 Aluminum - The Invictus is built with aircraft-grade machined 6061 T651 Aluminum which has a few benefits. 6061 T651 aluminum is incredibly strong and extremely durable. If you happen to drop or ding your reel, machined aluminum resists warping and holds its original form with strong rigidity. This type of aluminum is commonly used in aircraft and boat/automotive construction and contributes to the lightweight, durable build of the Invictus.
Type - The Invictus has a unique SAB (shock-absorbing brake) system that has completely removed all start-up inertia from the reel. The brake-based drag is also strong enough to stop any saltwater fish.
Materials - The drag system utilizes springs to zero start-up inertia and carbon brakes to help stop charging fish. These systems are incredibly reliable, smooth, and strong for high performance that lasts.
Large Arbor - The large arbor of the Invictus increases line pickup and helps anglers fight the largest saltwater fish. Most contemporary fly reels are made with a large arbor design to allow anglers to pick up as much line as possible with as little work as possible.
Einarsson Warranty - As of January 2020, all Einarsson reels carry a limited lifetime warranty against defects in construction and workmanship for the original owner. The warranty does not cover normal wear and tear, misuse, neglect, improper maintenance or damage due to careless handling.
Best for: Saltwater
Arbor Size: Large