Reel Specs

Fly Reel Design Features 

Cheeky Fishing has a decade of fly reel design experience. Setting them apart from the competition, all Cheeky Fly Reels feature an incredibly smooth and strong drag system, a revolutionary strength-to-weight ratio, a massive arbor design and unmatched backing capacity.

Spray Reels: The New Spray Fly Reels are the premium reel from Cheeky Fishing. They have been engineered and rigorously tested for performance and efficiency. With a new and improved Gasket Drag System (GDS), all new light-weight design, improved features, and exciting colors, the Spray is up to the task for any fly fishing adventure you throw at it.

All Spray Reels are fully machined from the highest-grade, aerospace aluminum and feature a newly updated frame and spool design with improved strength plus lighter weight. The improved integrated reel foot design includes a hook keeper slot and gentle curves for kinkless line wrapping. The all-new, anodized aluminum handle and low-profile counterbalance eliminates line catching at the base and is ergonomic for long fights. Spray comes in three sizes: 350 (3 ½ inch arbor), 400 (4 inch arbor), and 450 (4 ½ inch arbor). Spray can accommodate line weights from 4 to 12. 

Launch Reels: There is no other fly reel on the market boasting the Launch's incredible combination of arbor size, line capacity and light weight. All Launch Fly Reels are fully machined and incorporate a partially sealed Rev Carbon Drag System. An integrated, yet replaceable reel foot disperses torque throughout the frame during the toughest fights. The Rev Carbon Drag System features alternating carbon and stainless steel discs providing stopping power, friction control, heat dissipation and an incredibly smooth startup. The MAX Arbor provides industry leading line retrieval rates of up to 12.5” per revolution, while the fully machined design ensures impressive rigidity, tolerances, and strength, without compromising on weight.

Sighter Reels: New Sighter Reels set the bar for versatility and value! How can one reel do so much? With a full cage frame design, the new Sighter is light enough for your standard 9 foot 5 weight rods, but is also at home with thin-line set ups and running lines found in popular Euro-nymphs' and switch/spey line configurations. With Cheeky's award-winning Rev Carbon Drag, this reel punches far above its weight class in the drag department. Plus, you can't find this kind of value and versatility for under $200 anywhere else. We are proud to add the all-new Sighter Fly Reels to the Cheeky lineup.

PreLoad 2.0 Reels: Introducing the New Cheeky PreLoad 2.0 Fly Reels, the perfect ready-rigged solution. Like its predecessor, the New PreLoad 2.0 comes rigged with plenty of Cheeky Premium 20-lb backing, an all-new green, floating, weight-forward fly line and a 9-foot leader. Just tie on a fly and you are ready to fish. The New PreLoad 2.0 comes in two colors, Lunar and Moonstone, and an updated frame featuring a CNC machined blade design which minimizes weight and strengthens structure. The PreLoad 2.0’s S-Power Drag System delivers a smooth, reliable disk drag. The New PreLoad 2.0 is available in large arbor 2-4, 5-6, and 7-8 weights.

Awards: ICAST, Best Fly Reel (only fly reel selected); Fly Fisherman Magazine, (Best New Freshwater Reel); Outside Magazine, Gear of the Year Award (only fly reel selected); Men’s Journal, Official Selection for Gear Lab edition (only fly reel selected); Fly Fish America, Editor’s Choice Award; Gear Institute, Highest Rated Fly Reel. Other awards and high praise from: Fly Fisherman, Fly Rod & Reel, Trout Magazine, The Drake, Angling International, Kayak Angler, This is Fly, Hatch Magazine, On The Water, and many more. See awards and mentions on the 'Cheeky in the Media' page here. 


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Limitless Reels: Limitless Fly Reels have set a new standard for performance and toughness. All Limitless Reels feature Cheeky’s innovative Gasket Drag System (GDS), impenetrable by the elements. Limitless Reels are fully machined from high-grade aerospace aluminum, and incorporate a multi-axis machining technique that redistributes metal to key stress points, making Limitless Reels stronger without adding unnecessary weight. An integrated, yet replaceable, reel foot disperses torque throughout the frame during the toughest fights.  Rounding out the reel specs, Limitless Reels offer unbeatable line capacity, an insane arbor size for maximum retrieval rate, and remain some of the lightest and strongest fly reels available.

Tyro Reels: Tyro Reels combine a die-cast aluminum frame/spool with CNC-machined aluminum components for an unprecedented combination of value and performance. The Tyro features Cheeky’s award winning Rev Carbon Drag System, an insanely lightweight design, and massive backing capacity.

PreLoad Reels: The PreLoad’s die cast frame and body, coupled with CNC componentry and post-fabrication machining, make this reel the ideal choice for the angler needing a performance fly fishing reel without breaking the bank. Lightweight, durable, and known for its strong and smooth drag systems, Cheeky Fishing has delivered yet again with the PreLoad’s S-Power Drag System.  This system incorporates a stacked, alternating disc drag providing no detectable startup inertia and more than enough power to stop any fresh or saltwater beast in its tracks. We've also gone one step further by taking the hassle, guesswork and expense out of rigging by preloading these fly reels with our specially designed backing, fly line and leader.