There are times when less is more—the new Mirage LT fly reel is everything its big brother is, but designed to balance perfectly with lighter rods and yet still offer legendary Mirage engineering and performance. Mirage LT features a lighter version of the sealed and maintenance-free carbon and stainless steel disc drag system that adjusts from zero to full drag in a single drag knob rotation. With zero start-up inertia and precise low-end control it eliminates line shock and protects light tippets with the same silky smooth drag, and yet offers more stopping power than you will ever need for trout, bass, pike, musky, or carp. 30% lighter and 30% narrower, the Mirage LT is made in New Hampshire by the same skilled American craftsmen that build the Mirage. The LT offers the same increased retrieve rates, reduction in line coil, and is machined from the same strong, yet lightweight, 6061 T6 aluminum barstock as the Mirage. Ergonomically designed, machined aluminum handle. Quick-release spool easily converts from left- to right-hand retrieve. Type II anodizing. Titanium shaft reduces weight and adds durable power transmission. Fully radiused reel foot prevents kinked leaders. Low-profile counterweight wont catch fingers or fly lines. In midnight with silver accents, olive with silver accents, and red/white/blue. Made in USA.
Designed to balance perfectly with lighter freshwater rods
Zero start-up inertia and precise low-end control protects light tippets
Lighter version of the sealed and maintenance-free carbon and stainless steel disc drag
Adjusts from zero to full drag in a single drag knob rotation
30% lighter and 30% narrower than Mirage®
Excellent for trout, bass, pike, musky, or carp
Strong, yet lightweight, 6061 T6 aluminum
Type II anodizing
Quick-release spool easily converts from left- to right-hand retrieve
I have these reels in all the sizes. They are well made, beautiful to look at, and they cast super easy. I side hooked a 8 lb trout on the San Juan river. The fish stripped all the line and all but the last two turns of backing (100 + yds). the drag worked perfect. It took ten minutes before the "river monster" was into the net - I will remember this reel and tell my grandson the story when I pass it down to him. Buy the best you will never be sorry!