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Barrio Fly Reels

The new Barrio large arbor fly reels build on our ethos of providing a first class product at affordable prices.

Chunky, fully framed reels that are simple, reliable and strong!

Our large diameter, high capacity spool design helps to produce a brisk retrieve, smooth drag performance and minimal line memory.

Barrio LA reels are made from fully CNC machined 6061 grade aluminium alloy, turned and milled, then hard anodised for maximum protection in fresh and salt water. Not only are these reels beautiful, they are manufactured and finished to world class standards. 'Made in Germany' means the very best quality precision engineering, and manufacturing and anodising processes that adhere to very strict environmental rules.

Reels to be proud of - reels to last.

Barrio fly reels
Barrio fly reel

On the water, you'll soon appreciate the many features of these reels, the silent retrieve and drag of the LA34 and LA56, the tactile rounded edges, the clever positioning of the sturdy frame crossmembers, the very subtle and reassuring click in the drag knob, the ergonomically designed handle, the well balanced counter weight ...... and when that fish of a lifetime takes your fly, you'll feel confident that your tackle is up to the task!

The larger LA78 reel features a very subtle click to the retrieve and drag. A reel for predator and switch rod fishing and one that will appeal to reservoir anglers looking for a high capacity reel for heavier line weights.

Our reels and spare spools are supplied with a Barrio reel pouch for their protection. Changing spools is very easy and there are no screw fittings to be lost on the bank, simply push/pop the spool out as per the instructions given below.

Our stock is set up in left hand wind, if you would like us to change your reel to right hand wind please write this in the comments box when placing your order. This is very easy to do by simply reversing the bearing as per the instructions given below.

Barrio fly reels
Barrio fly reel

Barrio LA34: Spool diameter 87mm, spool width 25mm, weight 182 grams. Designed for 3 to 5 weight fly lines with plenty of backing.
£132.00 including worldwide shipping ( spare spool price £66.00 )

Barrio LA56: Spool diameter 97mm, spool width 25mm, weight 199 grams. Designed for 5 to 7 weight fly lines with plenty of backing.
£138.00 including worldwide shipping ( spare spool price £69.00 )

Barrio LA78: Spool diameter 107mm, spool width 25mm, weight 218.5 grams. Designed for 7 to 9 weight fly lines with plenty of backing.
£144.00 including worldwide shipping ( spare spool price £72.00 )

Barrio Fly Reels are manufactured to our specification by Ralf Vosseler in Germany, simply superb engineering!

Barrio large arbor fly reels

To Remove Spools

To remove the spool from your reel, hold the reel frame in both hands and push/pop the spool out from the rear with your thumbs.

To fit the spool again, line up the screw or notch on the spool with the groove on the hub bearing and push/pop the spool back into place.

To Reverse The Drag System

To reverse the drag system ( change from left hand wind to right hand wind ) is a very simple process.

Begin by turning the drag control knob until the drag is in the fully off position and then remove the spool, as per instructions above.

Now undo and remove screw (A) in the photo below and remove locking washer (B).

Hold / support base (C) with a finger to prevent it coming away with the bearing and then slide off the hub bearing (D).

Turn the hub bearing (D) over and slide it back on in the opposite direction. ( this is what changes the drag direction )

Put the locking washer (B) back in place, taking care that it sits correctly in the recess in the top of the hub bearing.

Put screw (A) back in position and tighten. ( Do not over tighten )

Fit the spool again, as per the 'To Remove Spools' instructions above. Your drag system / wind direction should now be reversed.

Reverse the drag on a Barrio fly reel


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Customer Reviews

Name: Peter Welsh
Country: England
Subject: Fly Reels

Earlier this year I purchased both a LA34 reel and 2wt DT floating line. The reel is a beautiful piece of engineering, with a silent check and the line combined has added to the pleasure of fishing my Yorkshire Dales rivers.