The Nautilus NV Monster, the largest version of the NV-G series, comes in one size and one size only. This reel is designed for the monsters of the sea, hence the name. If you’re after Tarpon, Giant Trevally, or any other large saltwater species, this reel is made for you. A fully-sealed cork carbon disc drag will help wrangle predatory fish and an ultra-large arbor will help reel them in as quick as possible. This reel has a slew of features that make it one of the most capable big game, bluewater reels on the market.
Big Game Saltwater Design - The NV Monster is designed to be a high-performance big game saltwater fly reel. The reel comes in one size, a 12wt reel model, made for the largest saltwater species. The reel is made to be lightweight without sacrificing drag strength or retrieval rates. An ultra-large arbor design increases retrieval rates and a disc drag system locks down to stop the largest saltwater species including Tarpon, GT, and more.
Brushed Titanium or Black Anodizing - The NV Monster is available in either brushed titanium or a black anodized finish. Both finishes hold up well when exposed to saltwater abuse and the reel’s finish stands up well when dropped or dinged. This is one of the most durable saltwater fly reels out there, and the finishing is functional and strong.
Machined Aluminum - The NV Monster is built with CNC machined Aluminum which has a few benefits. Machined aluminum is both abrasion-resistant and corrosion-resistant. If you happen to drop or ding your reel, this aircraft aluminum resists corrosion even when abraded. The aluminum holds up to saltwater corrosion and weather and wear.
Type - The NV Monster functions on the same cork carbon fiber disc brake drag system that’s found on the NV-G. This drag system is incredibly strong (one of the strongest on the market) and is perfect for wrangling any saltwater species.
Materials - The drag on the NV Monster is made up of Cork and Carbon Fiber disc brakes and also features hybrid ceramic bearings. On the NV Monster, stainless steel components have largely been replaced by ceramics and titanium. The drag is completely sealed and keeps saltwater out without sacrificing drag strength or adjustability. This reel has low start-up inertia and great drag adjustability.
Ultra-Large Arbor - The ‘Giga’ arbor of the NV Monster increases line pickup and helps anglers fight the largest saltwater fish on a single-handed fly rod. The 12wt version of the reel picks up over 15 inches of line per turn! The arbor design also helps with line management and the angler doesn’t have to worry about where his/her line lands on the reel when playing a fish.
Nautilus Limited Lifetime Warranty - As of November 2019, all Nautilus reels come with a limited lifetime warranty for the original owner that covers defects in materials and workmanship. The warranty doesn’t cover damage caused by accident, misuse, or improper maintenance. That being said, Nautilus will repair all reels and spools for an additional cost.
Best for: Saltwater, Bluewater
Arbor Size: Ultra-Large
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