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Scientific Anglers Reels

Adding to the long heritage of System reels, the System 4 is the first USA made reel for Scientific Anglers. It is CNC machined from 6061-T6 aluminum at our facility in Montrose, Colorado, and features a large arbor design for quick line pick up and updated cosmetics versus past System reels.

The System 4 comes in 3 different sizes - rated for 3-8 weight lines, features a Delrin 500AF maintenance-free drag system, and is also saltwater compatible.

Frame & Spool:
  • 6061-T6 proprietary aluminum alloy


  • Delrin 500AF with impregnated Teflon space-age polymer that is durable, heat resistant, self-lubricating and maintenance free
  • Delrin 500AF to anodized aluminum interface push frame friction disc drag system with redundancy radial pawl engagement and seamless transition between line-in and drag engagement (no startup friction)

    Manufacturing Specifications:

  • Fully machined, 1 piece frame, 1 piece spool with a Delrin pressed hub manufactured on automated CNC machining centers

    Spool Rotation, Connection and Conversion:

  • Delrin hub rotating on a stainless steel spindle (Sizes 3|4, 5|6), oil impregnated bronze bushing rotating on a stainless steel spindle (Size 7|8), quick release locking spool, easy left- hand to right-hand retrieve conversion