[Review] Red Truck Diesel Fly Reels

Red Truck introduces a new line of fly fishing reels that beckons to days of old, complete with the sweet sound of a click and pawl drag system. Fully-machined from bar-stock, aircraft-grade aluminum, then anodized for a long life of use.

The rim-mounted drag adjustment knob awaits your fingers to fine tune the “click and pawl” drag system. The exposed palming rim is there for you when added drag pressure becomes necessary.

Classic porting reduces reel weight and provides that vintage look. The sweet sound of the click and pawl drag will announce “fish on.”

A removable brass line guard reduces line wear, while adding to that classic look. Each reel comes in a handsome leather-capped, padded reel pouch.



• Models: 3/4, 5/6, 7/8
• Weight: 4.3 oz. (3/4), 4.9 oz. (5/6), 6.0 oz. (7/8)
• Classic Click and Pawl Drag System
• Machined and Anodized Bar Stock Aluminum
• Easy and Quick Spool Interchange
• Cageless reel frame with exposed palming rim
• Retail Cost: $199

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Ken is an avid fisherman of 40+ years who loves to explore and find new places to fish. He created DIY Fly Fishing to help you do the same.

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