Nautilus X-Series Reels

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  • Regular price $295.00


The Nautilus X-Series is an open-frame reel designed for lightness, strength, drag smoothness, and fast line pick up. The X-Series design has strong beams that extend from the center to a wide line guard. These angles allow for rear spool rim protection where the reel typically contacts the ground when the rod is leaned up against a wall or a car.

The totally new SCF-X drag is a sealed Teflon® and carbon fiber disc drag system. It is adjusted with a generous drag knob that offers superior gripping surface and texture for wet and cold fingers.


The highly ventilated arch design, coupled with the dual palming rim increases spool strength by 35 %. The sides of the frame leave the spool totally exposed, and the back spool rim has a generous 1/8″ secondary palming rim for added fish control. This heavy- duty secondary palming rim has the strength to withstand everyday wear and tear.

The spool is a new spin on our ultra light, award winning Giga arbor design. It is lighter than any spool of a similar size we have ever made.

The X series of reels has found its place in our line-up as one of the best bang-for-your-buck reels, but that doesn't mean it lacks high end quality. In the XM 4/5 Weight size, this reel is a US made saltwater reel in a Trout sized package. The larger XL 6/7 weight and XL Max 8/9 weight sizes are ultralight workhorses for everything from Bass and Striper to Snook and Redfish. Free backing and rigging on all fly reel purchases. If you would like to add a fly line, include it in your purchase!