Nautilus X Frame Fly Reel is winner of the 2015 IFTD/AFFTA Fly Reel Best Of Show in both fresh and saltwater fly reels. The X Frame has a new modern sleek open framed, light weight design with the Nautilus sealed teflon SCF-X disc drag technology with fast line pick up. The X Frame design of the fly reel has strong beams that protects the reel and rim where it contacts the ground when it is leaning against a buildiing or boat. The highly ported open X frame and spool is easily palmed from both the exposed rims and back of the reel increasing it's overall strength.
The X Frame comes with the new Nautilus SCF-X sealed drag Teflon and carbon fibor disc drag system. It is adjusted with a large drag knob that offers superior gripping surface and texture for wet and cold fingers.
The highly ventilated arch design coupled with the dual palming rim increases spool strength by 35%. The sides of the frame leave the spool totally exposed, and back of the spool rim has a generous 1/8" secondary palming rim for added fish control. This heavy duty secondary palming rim has the strength to withstand everyday wear and tear.
The spool comes with the new Nautilus ultra light, award winning Giga arbor frame design. It is lighter than any spool of a similar size we have ever made.
Available in three sizes XS= 3.25" Diameter; XM = 3.5" Diameter and XL = 4" Diameter in brushed titanium or black anodizing.
Experience. Tradition. Excellence.
Nautilus Fly Reels are the finest reels made and are the fruit of 180 years of family tradition, innovation, and excellence.
When you visit the Nautilus Reels factory in Miami, you encounter dedication amplified by passion, diligence fueled by tradition, and generations of experience with machinery. At Nautilus Reels, angler innovators will share with enthusiasm their cutting-edge advancements in fly fishing reel design and manufacturing in light of “Tested on Animals™” research and development with fly-targeted species from steelhead in British Columbia to trout in Montana to tarpon not far from the Nautilus camp.
For years, Nautilus Reels has accelerated advancements in reel technology, and light years ahead of the industry standard, Nautilus’ unique history is an important reason why they are always on the forefront.
Seventh generation metal mechanics manufacturers that have been in the fishing industry for all seven generations, Nautilus Fly Reels emerges from 6x grandchildren of Ole Mustad, founder of O. Mustad & Søn -- a metal mechanics company founded in 1832 in Norway. Family albums are filled with fishing pictures from remote Norwegian rivers as well as photos of engineering and manufacturing contraptions such as fish hooks, horseshoe nails, thumb tacks, screws, railway bolts, and automobiles.
The Mustad family has a history of impassioned dedication to the development of revolutionary technologies for the production of small metal parts and the redesigning of existing products and processes to make them more efficient and effective. A walk through the Nautilus Reels factory reveals that this history is in full effect now, as Nautilus obsessively labors to improve reel parts for increased function, strength, and weight.
The current seventh generation of Nautilus Mustads continue the tradition of delivering reels that are undoubtedly the leading brand in fly fishing reels. Nautilus’ obsession with reel technology has delivered a line-up of reels that have granted them many awards as well as bestowed upon them equally obsessed anglers who are devoted to Nautilus quality.