Source Reel Series

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Sharing similar styling and drag technology with our ATS reel, the Source reel is our first diecast reel, providing excellent performance at the most affordable price we offer. The Source is sized to pair perfectly with rods in the 4-6wt range. MSRP for the Source reel begins at $79.99, making it a perfect entry-level product or stress-free back-up reel. As fly anglers, we draw inspiration from fish, the waters they come from, and the nature that surrounds those waters, and nothing connects us to those fish better than a turning reel and squealing drag. Look no further than here: you've found your Source.


  • Oversize handle, as with all of our reel series
  • Click retrieve and click drag
  • Cork/Teflon disc drag system
  • Diecast and machine-finished frame and spool
  • Mid arbor spool
  • Quick Release spool with easy left to right hand retrieve change


Model Reel Dia Weight Spool Depth Spool Width Reel Capacity Size Suggestions Price
2 3.39" 5.25oz .59" .98" 5wt WFF + 75yd 20lb backing 4wt to 6wt WFF
6wt Sinking


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11 Reviews

  • 5
    Source 5/6 fly reel

    Published by James Ruppel on 18th Sep 2021

    Like this reel very much. Paired it with my Heritage 5 weight rod. Great combo! I have caught many sunfish and bass over the past month of use in the three hill country rivers and a pond I fish..

  • 5
    Great reel

    Published by Al Fish on 14th Aug 2021

    Very nice smooth running light weight reel with great drag adjustment. I highly recommend.

  • 5
    Source reel

    Published by Alex M. on 13th Aug 2021

    Order these to pair with the source 5wt, and a 6wt i had. They worked really well. Mainly trout fish so no monsters that needed to be put on the reel but over all function was great. The drag adjustment was nice and smooth.

  • 5
    Nice Reel

    Published by Wade on 12th Aug 2021

    I bought 2 of these reels during the BOGO promotion. I haven't been able to put it though a complete season yet, but so far there is nothing to be disappointed with. The tolerances seem to be very good and the drag is more than enough for a trout reel. I think the closest comparison for this reel is the Orvis Clearwater, which I own, and I prefer the Source over the Orvis. I really don't think you can go wrong with this reel.

  • 5
    I purchased two reels; one for a gift and the other for my self. I have not had a chance to fish the reel as of yet but it loots great .

    Published by Burleigh Randolph on 10th Aug 2021

    I may buy another!

  • 4
    So far so good...

    Published by Bob S on 15th Apr 2018

    Very well done for price. Has performed well so far.
    Want to test in some other conditions....
    As good as more expensive reels...thx, Bob

  • 5
    Great reel

    Published by Jim on 10th Jul 2017

    Ordered the Source reel as a back-up to a much costlier reel. I was very surprised when it arrived. Excellent construction, finish, and feel. Paired it with a 9' 5wt Sage and really enjoyed it's performance. Functioned really well. so well in fact that it still is paired to that rod. Thanks Allen......great reel at an excellent price.

  • 5
    Great Quality !!

    Published by Jim Horvath on 18th Jun 2017

    Ordered a Source for backup on my Hydrogen nymph rod. Balances perfectly and will replace the Sage I currently use. Very impressed by the quality at a very affordable price. Guess I have to get a Trout II and check out that reel for a 5wt Sage. Thanks Allen

  • 4
    Good value for the dollar

    Published by Joseph G Acanfora on 8th May 2017

    Have not fished it yet, but it looks to be well constructed, relatively light weight, solid drag and construction. Hard to find ay reel in this price category, let alone one this well constructed. Well done Allen on this value priced reel.

  • 5
    Great feel and drag!

    Published by Marc on 3rd Mar 2017

    When I took this out on its first outing, I hooked into a monster trout that took my line out to the backing. This reel has a smooth drag so it would not break off. And when it doubled back, I was able to smoothly reel the line back in. It is a fantastic reel at an affordable price!