The WADE ALBULA Fly Reel for #8 Fly Lines
Wade fly reels are not only beautiful workhorses ready to take on the meanest game fish in the ocean, they are a reflection of who we are, our approach to the fish we catch and a lifetime spent on the water.
If on the trip of your life you run into the fish of your dreams, show some respect. Catch it using a reel that will last you a lifetime, just like the memory of that fish.
Bonefish are known for their searing long runs. You need a drag strong enough to keep the fatties from reaching the edge of the flat, but at the same time it has to be smooth and constant enough to protect light tippets during sudden spurts and short runs at the end of the fight. Sight fishing whilst wading is the order of the day. Your reel is constantly being soaked, so it needs to be protected with a type 3 hard anodizing. The greater diameter and true large arbor of the Albula means that with a few quick slaps on the rim of the spool you can pick up line. The reel handle has an edgeless tapered design so fly line simply slides off it.
The Albula weighs in at 250grams and considering it has a 3,94 inch diameter it is the perfect 8 or 9 weight reel for the Indian Ocean. It holds an incredible 250 yards of backing with an 8 weight floating line. Best of all it is hugely versatile, doubling up perfectly as a Golden Dorado or Tigerfish reel.
Spool Option: Large Arbor
Line Wt / Yards / Backing:
WF9F line / 220m / 50lb gelspun
WF8F line / 250m / 50lb gelspun
Weight: 250grams / 8.8oz
Spool Diameter: 10cm / 3.94in
Spool Width: 2.9cm / 1.14
Hub Diameter: 5.8cm / 2.28
SOME UNIQUE FEATURES -
-- Reel Seat will never come loose with 4 screws holding it in place.
-- Perfect Dimensions, Capacity and Weight ratio.
-- Covered Clickers. Behind Colour coded covers.
-- Spool Change 0-Ring means no loose parts if a spool change is necessary.
-- Reel Handle has no notches or grooves. Tapered design means no line wraps as a fish takes off!
-- Excellent Corrosion resistance with super hard Type 3 anodising.
-- Useful Leader Wrap Groove around Drag knob.
-- Oversized Drag Knob, giving zero to Maximum in 450 degrees of turn.
-- Simple but Effective Drag system. Aluminium against Cork.
-- Spools are Discreetly Lasered with model and capacity for easy loading.