Nautilus X-Series Fly Fishing Reel
The GTX from Nautilus Reels is in a class of its own. Designed to be fished beyond IGFA regulations, this reel is equipped to go head-to-head with your terminal tackle, and with a maximum drag of 25+ pounds, the GTX is built to put the brakes on the fastest and strongest fish on the planet.
The GTX is a 5-inch diameter reel with a narrow 1.1-inch wide spool that holds 500 yards of 60-pound braid. The spool is lightweight and intricately machined with our Giga spool design to promote strength, maximum line pickup, and fast line drying to prevent corrosion when stored.
The GTX Pentadrag braking system is a brand new design that is best described as a hybrid NV-G/CCF-X2/X-Series drag on steroids. The new Pentadrag features 3 cork and carbon fiber surfaces and two free floating carbon fiber surfaces that are topped with a Kevlar®/carbon fiber hybrid precision plate that ensures even pressure at all points of the drag surfaces. The cork acts as an insulation and compression material to ensure a smooth drag transition while the carbon fiber delivers the market-leading overall smoothness that Nautilus Reels is known for.
To control the drag tension, Nautilus designed the all new GripTorq drag knob. Intricately machined on 4 axes to promote light weight, strength and more grip than on any other drag knob in the industry. The GTX GripTorq drag knob measures 1.9” in diameter.
Available in brushed titanium or black anodizing.
About Nautillus Fly Reels
“Tested on Animals”
Experience. Tradition. Excellence.
Nautilus Fly Reels are the finest reels made and are the fruit of 180 years of family tradition, innovation, and excellence.
When you visit the Nautilus Reels factory in Miami, you encounter dedication amplified by passion, diligence fueled by tradition, and generations of experience with machinery. At Nautilus Reels, angler innovators will share with enthusiasm their cutting-edge advancements in fly fishing reel design and manufacturing in light of “Tested on Animals™” research and development with fly-targeted species from steelhead in British Columbia to trout in Montana to tarpon not far from the Nautilus camp.
For years, Nautilus Reels has accelerated advancements in reel technology, and light years ahead of the industry standard, Nautilus’ unique history is an important reason why they are always on the forefront.
Seventh generation metal mechanics manufacturers that have been in the fishing industry for all seven generations, Nautilus Fly Reels emerges from 6x grandchildren of Ole Mustad, founder of O. Mustad & Søn -- a metal mechanics company founded in 1832 in Norway. Family albums are filled with fishing pictures from remote Norwegian rivers as well as photos of engineering and manufacturing contraptions such as fish hooks, horseshoe nails, thumb tacks, screws, railway bolts, and automobiles.
The Mustad family has a history of impassioned dedication to the development of revolutionary technologies for the production of small metal parts and the redesigning of existing products and processes to make them more efficient and effective. A walk through the Nautilus Reels factory reveals that this history is in full effect now, as Nautilus obsessively labors to improve reel parts for increased function, strength, and weight.
The current seventh generation of Nautilus Mustads continue the tradition of delivering reels that are undoubtedly the leading brand in fly fishing reels. Nautilus’ obsession with reel technology has delivered a line-up of reels that have granted them many awards as well as bestowed upon them equally obsessed anglers who are devoted to Nautilus quality. Give the Nautilus X-Series a try, you won't regret it.