The reel handle tapers downwards and is not in a concave shape nor does it have any ridges on it. To the untrained eye this doesn’t make a difference but for guides this is a big deal. It means no longer experiencing breakoffs from the line wrapping around the reel handle when a big fish[…]
We have tested many different drag systems over the years. Experience has taught us that nothing beats a draw-bar system of cork-on-aluminum. This is the ultimate drag system for the Indian Ocean Flats
An oversized drag knob means it’s easy for you to find and a lot easier to adjust, especially when your fingers are trembling with that monster heading for the horizon. Gone are the days of turning the drag knob endlessly to get a response! Wade reel drags go from zero to full in 450 degrees[…]
Reel foot secured with 4 screws to make sure it never comes loose.
Each model has the perfect dimensions, capacity and weight to match today’s ultra modern graphite fly rods.
Spool change o-ring: We don’t like doing it but sometimes a spool change on a boat is called for. Loose parts mean that it’s easy for something to fall out and get lost, leaving your reel useless. With the WADE reel a special o-ring lock prevents the “tension shaft” from falling out of the spool[…]
Being exposed to the saltwater means that your reel might corrode. Wade reels are coated with super hard and durable type 3 anodizing to help protect your reel against the evils of saltwater.
Each spool is conveniently lasered on the inside with the spool model and capacity of the reel so that there is no more confusion on the water or at the line-winding machine.