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Cortland Desire Fly Reel

Cortland Desire Fly Reel

Cortland Desire Fly Reel

By Cortland
4.7 stars out of 5.0 4.7 out of 5 stars
(3 Customer Reviews)

RRP: 54.99

Price: 43.95 + 2.95 UK delivery details

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A great fly reel, beautifully made with a modern attractive design
Precisely machined from Aluminium for refined action and reliable operation
Strong and reliable with a low flash, black finish
Terrific value

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Product Description

The Cortland Desire fly reels have proved very popular. Beautifully made and precisely finished these reels get our top marks for a quality fly reel at around the £50 mark.


The Cortland Desire fly reel comes in four sizes:

A 3.00" diameter reel for AFTM 3-4 fly lines (plus backing line)
A 3.40" diameter reel for AFTM 5-6 fly lines (plus backing line)
A 3.75" diameter reel for AFTM 7-8 fly lines (plus backing line)
A 4.25" diameter reel for AFTM 8-10 fly lines (plus backing line)

#6-7 Weight: 152g (5.4oz)
#7-8 Weight: 162g (6.0oz)

All versions are about 1.5" wide and have a nice adjustable disc drag which can be easily changed over for left or right hand winding.


These fly reels are made from strong and durable die cast aluminium which are then CNC machined to give the beautiful finish and precise fit.


Cortland Desire Fly Reel

- Large Arbour
- Hybrid design - Die cast aluminium and machine cut parts
- Large arbour design for easier and quicker retrieve
- Fully sealed centre drag system
- Can be easily changed from LHW to RHW
- One way clutch bearing for smooth drag engagement
- Manufactured in China


These are really nice fly reels. They look good with a high quality, low flash finish, they're machined to very close tolerances giving a precise finish that won't trap your fly lines, the drag system is easily adjusted and very smooth and refined and they even have a smart blue cover for the disc drag that gives them an individual touch of colour.

These reels fit very nicely into our range of top quality fly reels. If you're looking for a fly reel at around the £50 mark then these would be our top recommendation.

Cortland Desire Fly Reel Reviews

Cortland Desire Fly Reel #5-6
4.7 stars out of 5.0 3 Reviews
4.7 out of 5.0 stars


5 stars out of 5.0  Cortland Desire Fly Reel #5-6  6 April 2017

By a customer from Hampshire


5 stars out of 5.0  Cortland Desire Fly Reel #5-6  4 December 2014

By a customer from Norfolk

Haven't had the chance to try it out yet, but the feel and look of it is great.


4 stars out of 5.0  Cortland Desire Fly Reel #5-6  17 November 2014

By a customer from Cornwall


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