The unique, un-machinable, die-cast construction is coupled with a durable, interlocking, large-arbor spool design that both looks and functions like a premium reel. A super-heavy duty carbon fiber drag package brings the utmost in drag strength, reliability and performance to the family. Sized for your favorite 5-weight trout rod, and all the way up to saltwater ready, big-game sizes, the BEHEMOTH reels offer performance and affordability to beginner and veteran anglers alike.
I absolutely love this reel. I have it on my 7 weight. The drag works great. The click has a solid sound and it balances with my 9' rod perfectly. An added benefit that I haven't seen written is all the colors. I got the Desert reel and an extra Black spool. It helps me distinguish quickly between the lines. I plan on getting at least one more reel in a different color. The only complaint that I have and (its an incredibly small one) is that the reel handle is made of plastic. I don't like that aspect of it. But chasing trout, bass, and blue gill I don't use it very often. I can't imagine a better reel at this price point.
Bought a Behemoth 5/6 in gunmetal as a reel upgrade. Currently paired with a TFO NXT Black Label Kit 5wt rod (swapped out the TFO NXT Black label II reel). Looks absolutely badass! Been using it on the Provo River system in Utah. Consider this as a logical first step upgrade from any beginners reel. Price point is right, looks fantastic and Redington stands behind their products….. Can’t go wrong!
I bought one of these in 7/8 for a bass and pike setup, great value for the money. Good drag, huge capacity, and the green is an interesting color. Will buy another one at some point, probably in the gunmetal color.
I bought the 7/8 flavor of this in March 2020 to pair with my 7wt orvis recon. Really impressed with how smooth it is and the construction for the price. Nice and light and the drag is killer. Balances perfectly on my recon. We'll see about the long term durability of it but so far I have no reason to think it's not going to last. Definitely recommend!
I have the 5/6 Behemoth and have no complaints whatsoever. Whether you're just getting started fly fishing or you have been doing it for years, you won't be disappointed by this reel. The drag works great and so far I haven't had a single problem with it. Looks great too.