Nautilus X-Series Fly Reels & Spools

Nautilus Reels


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 the ultra light, award winning Giga arbor design.

Available in three frame sizes: XS - 3.25” Diameter, XM - 3.5” diameter, a 4” frame XL that will accept the standard XL Giga arbor spool for a 6/7 weight, and the XL MAX Giga arbor spool that will fit an 8/9 weight line. At a mere 4.7 ounces the XL and XL MAX will handle your larger fresh water species and light salt water needs perfectly.

At your request, we will rig this reel with Dacron backing free of charge. If you are purchasing a line and would like us to install both line and backing, let us know and we will have it fully rigged and ready to go. Add a note to your order on the shopping cart page to provide the following information:
  1. Would you like the reel set up for left or right hand retrieve?
  2. What color backing would you prefer? The free options are White, Fluorescent Yellow and Orange.
  3. If you are purchasing a line, would you like us to install it on the reel? If so, we will install the appropriate amount of backing for that line. If we will be installing backing without a line, we will go by the manufacturer’s specifications for the smallest line recommended for that reel. If you would prefer something different, please let us know.
For details on how we rig see the "Rigging" section of our FAQ page.
Product Price Quantity Stock
Black / XS 3-5wt Black / XS 3-5wt (116626)
$355.00 2
Black / XM 4-6wt Black / XM 4-6wt (110452)
$375.00 1
Black / XL 6-8wt Black / XL 6-8wt (110454)
$445.00 2
Brushed Titanium / XL 6-8wt Brushed Titanium / XL 6-8wt (110453)
$445.00 2
Black / XL MAX 7-9wt Black / XL MAX 7-9wt (110456)
$475.00 3
Brushed Titanium / XL MAX 7-9wt Brushed Titanium / XL MAX 7-9wt (110455)
$475.00 3

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