Orvis Mirage LT Reel · IV · Blackout


Color: Blackout
Reel line weight
I (1-3 wt)
IV (7-9 wt)
III (5-7 wt)
II (3-5 wt)
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Jacob Jesionek, Fly Fishing Expert
Baily Dent, Fly Fishing Expert
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Best for anglers seeking a lightweight, high-performance reel with excellent drag strength and smoothness, suitable for both freshwater and saltwater fishing.

Great for
  • Drag performanceSuper strong, smooth drag with one click adjustment.
  • ReliabilitySealed drag system extends reel life.
  • Ease of useZero-inertia start up for easy casting.
  • PerformanceHigh performance, smooth and strong drag.
  • SmoothnessSmooth enough to protect lightest of tippet.
  • QualityTop quality reel, lightweight yet durable.
Good for
  • DurabilityPaint can be scratched during use.
  • StabilityLarge arbor reel holds plenty of line.
  • VersatilityNot suitable for larger saltwater fish.
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The Orvis® Mirage® LT Fly Reel is the perfect fly reel for both fresh and saltwater. Designed to be paired with lighter rods, this reel does everything the Mirage does. Zero start-up intertia and an incredibly smooth drag will help protect the finest tippet while fighting the biggest fish. Beginners to experts will enjoy this reel on their lighter rod setups. Key Features:

  • Sealed Drag – A washer drag system that is sealed from the elements will allow the angler to stop big fish even in the most dirty and corrosive environments.
  • Easy-to-Use Drag Adjust System – The drag is simple to adjust while fighting a fish. With a simple turn of the knob, tighten or loosen the drag while still concentrating on the fish.
  • Large Arbor – By having a large arbor, line pick-up speed is increased, and the line will not develop memory from being coiled too tightly.
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Rylyn S., Fly Fishing Expert
Andrew Grandemange, Fly Fishing Expert
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4.96 average rating

Reel line weightIV (7-9 wt)
Water typeFreshwater
Reel or SpoolReel
Drag typeDisc
Reel Material6061-T6 aluminum
Reel weight (oz)5
Yards backingWF7: 225 yds./20lb, WF8: 225 yds./20lb, WF9: 225 yds./20lb
Reel diameter (in)4
Fishing typeFly
Reel width (in)5

Jacob Jesionek owns this product
The Orvis Mirage LT is an excellent high end reel from Orvis that is made to be a lighter version of the original Orvis Mirage. This reel pairs well with lighter freshwater setups and I've found this reel very enjoyable for backpacking excursions where every ounce of weight counts. Its capable of targeting both large and small fish because even... Read more
Ideal for
  • Excellent drag strength and smoothness
  • Zero-inertia start up for easy casting
  • Sealed drag system extends the life of the reel
Not ideal for
  • The paint can be scratched during use
Reviewed by:
Jacob Jesionek
Fly Fishing Expert
Baily Dent tested this product
This product is great for the angler that places emphasis on performance and value. This drag is super strong and smooth with a one click adjustment. It's full sealed so the reel is virtually maintenance free and can be used on both saltwater or freshwater. It has the stopping power for the largest Bass but is smooth enough... Read more
Ideal for
  • High performance super smooth and strong drag.
  • Maintenance free reel as the drag is fully sealed.
  • One turn to full drag setting.
Not ideal for
  • Not suitable for larger saltwater fish.
Reviewed by:
Baily Dent
Fly Fishing Expert

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58 customer reviews

Unreliable and failed drag unit

Originally posted at www.orvis.com on May 5, 2024
Great looking reels. Have sent back now 3 different versions of the Mirage LT and one Mirage V for Drag issues. Essentially all the same issue. After some light use , the drag knob when fully cranked tight does not provide the full drag resistance. Great customer service, but something is going on either on the quality control side , or it’s just poor design of this drag unit . One issue was discovered just prior to a Saltwater trip and I was without a 7/8 Wt bonefish reel. We’ll see how the repaired ones hold up but I’m leaning toward getting rid of them alll and trying a different brand all together. Pretty disappointed.
Flyboy999Location: Reno, Nevada
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Buy it for looks. Not fish

Originally posted at www.orvis.com on Sep 25, 2023
Beautiful reel! First Orvis reel I have ever bought. It will be the last. I bought the 5wt and I use it on a 9ft 5wt rod for trout. My drag no longer works and I’ve only used it 3 times. When I call for repair, I have to pay for it, the repair itself. Not just the shipping but the repair.
Oh well123Location: N/a
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