The WADE CARANX Fly Reel for #12 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.
Few will argue that GTs are the alpha predators on any Indian Ocean atoll flat. Many things have been said about them to try and describe their power and aggression. A school of trophy GT’s on the hunt is an impressive sight, their dominance on the flats clearly illustrated by everything else making way for them. When they get so big that they eat the very same 8lb bonefish you were catching that morning you know that you need a serious reel.
The Caranx is a big 12# reel, with an outer diameter of 4,52 inches and enough room to hold 300 yards of 80lb GSP and a 12 weight line. Weighing in at only 308 grams this makes it lighter than any of its competitors. You need the extra size for quick line retrieval and backing capacity; two elements of the fight where you will certainly be tested. Your drag must also be able to reach its maximum stopping power as soon as the fish is hooked to avoid it reaching the coral. With the Caranx you have all of this at your disposal, making it the ultimate GT reel.
Spool Option: Large Arbor
Line Wt / Yards / Backing:
WF12F line / 300m / 80lb gelspun
Weight: 308grams / 10.86oz
Spool Diameter: 11.5cm / 4.52in
Spool Width: 3cm / 1.18
Hub Diameter: 6.9cm / 2.72
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.