Raven Helix Reel (6 Colours Available)
HELIX **NEW**The HELIX is the ultimate value in centerpin reels. Features a solid backplate and ergonomic ported spool.Comes with a drawstring protective pouch. Available in four colours.Technical Specifications:Diameter: 4 1/2"Weight: 8.11 oz.Twin shielded bearingsAdjustable tension screwIntegral low profile reel footHigh strength stainless steel spindleOn/Off RatchetCapacity: 250 yards, 10lb line and backing
Good Intro Reel
Posted by gsanders on 26th Oct 2016
I am a first timer to center pin, so I can't compare this to other reels in terms of drag, etc. However, compared to other fly fishing reels I own, the reel is good quality, with good fit of the spool, nicely machined components, and good finishes. I have fished with it and it seems very smooth, line spools off the reel easily and it casts well. I spooled the line with about 200 yards of 30# backing and 100 yards of poly line and there is plenty of space for that. A few times the reel got caught up and didn't spool but that was because my poly line was spooled pretty tight and catching on itself.