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.
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.
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.
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)