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Redington Behemoth Fly Reel

Redington Behemoth Fly Reel

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The Redington Behemoth Fly Reel is a large arbor disc drag fly reel that fly anglers of all skill levels would use. Made from die cast aluminum, this is a lightweight and strong reel. Available in five sizes, this reel will cover fly rod weights 3-13.

Key Features:

  • Large Arbor Spool – This spool size aids in rapid fly line pick up on retrieval and decreases fly line memory and coiling.
  • Carbon Disc Drag – The carbon disc drag provides stopping power that will handle large fish.
  • Lifetime Warranty – The manufacturer provides a lifetime warranty for this reel.
Water type
Freshwater and Saltwater
Reel Material
Aluminum, Carbon, Cast aluminum
Fishing type
Fly
Best for
Allwater
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Matt Beam
Matt Beam
Fly Fishing Expert
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The Redington Behemoth is a great reel for fly anglers look for a reel that wont break the bank, but still need a reel with superb drag power. The carbon fiber drag system is as good as it gets in this price range of fly reels. The drag knob is also over sized and very easy to turn in situations where drag power needs to be adjusted quickly. The reel handle is padded and very nice to grab ahold of. The large arbor spool allows for very quick fly line pick up but its also v-shaped. Meaning you need more backing to fill the reel up and it also allows for some minimal line stacking. The reel is also die-cast aluminum construction and is susceptible to scratching and dings. This reel is also just a tad heavier in hand than other reels the same size and in this class. Overall the Redington Behemoth is a great reel that I would recommend to any fly angler that doesn’t want to break the bank but still needs a reel with great stopping power.

Pros
  • Top of class drag system
  • Top of the line reel handle
  • Quick fly line pickup
Cons
  • A little heavier than most reels in the class
  • V-Shaped spool can cause line stacking
  • Die-Cast build isn’t the most durable construction
Expert Q&A
Quick, accurate answers from Curated experts to the frequently asked questions
Is Redington behemoth have a sealed drag?
The Redington Behemoth has a drag that was built to generate 30 pounds of strength. This drag is a capped drag and not a sealed drag.
Joseph Smith
by Joseph Smith on July 1, 2022
What is the Redington behemoth made of?
The Redington Behemoth fly reel is made from aluminum in a die cast process that creates structural strength to prevent torsion when the reel is under stress.
Joseph Smith
by Joseph Smith on July 1, 2022
How much backing does a behemoth fly reel need?
The Redington Behemoth reel comes in different sizes. The Behemoth 5/6 Reel holds 125 yards of 20 pound backing, the Behemoth 7/8 Reel holds 200 yards of 20 pound backing, the Behemoth 9/10 Reel holds 200 yards of 30 pound backing and the Behemoth 11/12 Reel holds 250 yards of 30 pound backing.
Joseph Smith
by Joseph Smith on July 1, 2022
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