The Nautilus NV Spey reels have been designed to maximize the effectiveness of thin running lines, and we feature the popular Giga arbor design for lightning fast line pick up and minimal line memory – critical components of distance casting.
Since Nautilus first began making the NV series reels, they have always kept an eye on the Spey and two-hander segment of this sport. For 8 years now they have published our Spey specs charts to help you figure out what reel to match to your favorite Spey rod and line. Over time Nautilus has gathered a huge following in this niche fly fishing market and we are constantly listening to what is coming, what is going and adapting our reels to upcoming trends.
The current trend in Spey casting is using thinner running lines that help casters shoot the lines farther with less effort. While great for distance, this has created new tolerance requirements in fly reel design. The NV Spey Reels have been named to reflect the recommended range of grain weights of the line heads for each, starting at the lowest recommended to the biggest line that will comfortably fit with at least 150 yards of 30 lb. backing. The NV Spey 400-550 will fit your existing NV 10/11 frame and the NV Spey 450-750 fits the NV 11/12 frame.