Mike sums it up so well there’s not a lot to add apart that my own Spider from years ago is as good now as out of the box. both modern and traditional, very well designed and engineered (just to give you an idea, there’s absolutely no play between the spool and the frame, something a lot of the major-league players in the fly reel industry can’t claim), this kind of overall quality at £132.00 (206US$ – 168€) including free worldwide shipping can’t be beat. already available in Silver, the Hot Copper is sure attract more than a few.
“Barrio Fly Reels are crafted for us in Germany by Ralf Vosseler, simply superb engineering!
The Hot Copper Spider is a modern lightweight design with generous fly line capacity … simple, reliable and strong.
A beautiful 3.25 inch fly reel machined from bar stock alloy and hard anodised for maximum protection. At approx 132 gms, this 5/6 line fly reel is light enough to feel good on our 3wt fly rods, yet it has the capacity to hold a 6wt fly line comfortably.
The subtle clicking friction system prevents over-run of the spool, designed so that the angler controls any braking required by applying pressure on the rim with the palm of their hand, simply what we do naturally when fly fishing for trout.
We have been offering these reels for a good number of years in various custom designs and they have a strong following. A spool from our first edition reel will fit the latest edition perfectly, a sign of first class engineering.”
click either image to access Mike Barrio’s site for more information on this more than highly recommended reel.