Taylor Enigma ESD 2.0 Fly Reel

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The Enigma ESD 2.0 is the second iteration of Taylor’s Enigma fly reel. The 2.0 maintains all the features we loved about the original Enigma but functions on a new drag system, a lighter frame and spool, and presents a stronger more durable design. In classic Taylor fashion, the Enigma comes in a variety of colors including blue, red, yellow, and more. These are great trout reels because of their lightweight design but also have drag strong enough for small saltwater applications.



Minimalist Design - Taylor designed the Enigma 2.0 as a minimalist reel. Maximum porting, an open-frame design, and lightweight componentry make this reel one of the lightest on the market. Beyond its minimalist design, however, the reel features a strong exterior sealed drag system for strength and power where it matters.



Hard-Anodized Finish - The Enigma is finished with a hard anodize to protect the surface of the reel from corrosion and other wear and tear. Anodizing is a popular way to finish reels in the fly fishing industry because of its ability to preserve the integrity of the reel without adding unneeded weight.



Fully Machined 6061-T6 Aluminum - The Enigma is fully machined from 6061-T6 aerospace-grade aluminum. After the reel is machined, it’s then cold forged and tempered for increased strength and rigidity.



Type - The Enigma 2.0 features an exterior sealed drag (ESD). The ESD is a hybrid between a sealed and unsealed drag with many of the same desired qualities of a sealed drag.

Materials - The ESD is built on multiple carbon fiber discs that are powerful and durable. O-rings also seal the drag from water and debris. Taylor’s innovation shows through in this drag system and it’s the perfect combination between lightweight design and heavyweight performance.


Arbor Size

Large Arbor - The large arbor of the Enigma increases line pickup and helps anglers fight freshwater fish on a single-handed fly rod. The large arbor design of the Enigma also increases retrieval rates and allows anglers to gain more line on any fish from freshwater Trout to small saltwater fish.



The Taylor Warranty - As of December 2019, Taylor products are covered by an original owner lifetime warranty limited to the repair or replacement of the product only and does not cover direct, indirect, consequential, incidental or any other type of damage. After the first year, all reels are covered by a limited lifetime warranty with a $50 processing fee.


More Info

Best for: Allwater, Freshwater


Arbor Size: Large


Reel ModelDiameterWeightArbor SizeDrag TypeCapacityLine WeightColorPrice 
7-9wt3.81 in.5.1 oz.LargeCarbon Fiber7wt + 150m 20lbSilver$220.00
4-6wt3.81 in.4.4 oz.LargeCarbon Fiber5wt + 100m 20lbSilver$210.00
2-4wt3.81 in.4.35 oz.LargeCarbon Fiber4wt + 85m 20lbSilver$200.00
4-6wt3.81 in.4.4 oz.LargeCarbon Fiber5wt + 100m 20lbRuby Red$210.00
2-4wt3.81 in.4.35 oz.LargeCarbon Fiber4wt + 85m 20lbRuby Red$200.00
2-4wt3.81 in.4.35 oz.LargeCarbon Fiber4wt + 85m 20lbOlive Green$290.00
4-6wt3.81 in.4.4 oz.LargeCarbon Fiber5wt + 100m 20lbOlive Green$290.00
7-9wt3.81 in.5.1 oz.LargeCarbon Fiber7wt + 150m 20lbOffshore Blue$290.00
7-9wt3.81 in.5.1 oz.LargeCarbon Fiber7wt + 150m 20lbOlive Green$290.00
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