One of the recipients of the SABS Design Institute’s prestigious Disa awards in 2011 was the range of Shilton fly fishing reels, designed by Tony Frittelli. Providing a reel for the discerning fisherman and a wide range of fish species, they are equally suited to fresh and salt water fly fishing. All components of CL Series reels are precision-machined and crafted from 6 082 T6 high-grade aluminium bar stock using the latest CNC technology.
A ventilated spool and frame reduces weight and assists in rapid line drying, while the anodised finish assures maximum corrosion resistance. The advanced polymer disk drag system runs on a polished stainless steel disc to deliver smooth and low start-up inertia with zero engagement backlash.
A click-type drag knob ensures consistent setting as well as silent retrieve and drag rotation. The spool runs on precision roller and deep groove ball-bearings in a sealed housing. The palming rim is exposed for enhanced control. All reels are approved for saltwater and carry a limited life warranty. Prices range from R2 000 to R5 000 at leading fishing tackle dealers and outdoor shops.