Bob Houghton,Fishing Guide,The United States
I bought an IWANA Trout 4/5/6 in September of 2021, and it was fished almost daily for a month and a half; I’m a guide here in Oregon. The reel handled a great many trout and a few steelhead to 12 pounds — we catch an occasional steelhead while primarily trout fishing.
My anglers and I were impressed with the build quality of the reel. Beautifully finished, solid, tight tolerances. MUCH more reel than some more common imports, and if you want a great looking traditional reel, highly recommended.
Kai Hsun Chen ,FFI Casting Instructor,Taiwan
Sometimes the choice of equipment is pursuing what you like.
IWANA Reel is the classic and simple I want.
Tim,Owner of Tim's fly shop,The United States
From the first day I got my I IWANA reel, I was very impressed with the quality and the fit of the reels I have sold reels for over 40 years and I have sold lots of reels that are regarded as extremely well put together, the IWANA reels are extremely, nice they work very well, the sound that the reels produce is wonderful, reminds me a lot of the reel I used to sell back in the day when a reel was put together, and fitted perfectly, fantastic reels, at a good value, smooth, sound great, ant the reels really look great on my bamboo, and glass rods.
I was lucky enough to meet Liu Shaojie at Beijing China Fish convention couple years back and immediately became fan of his fly reels. I have since acquired quite a few reels, the latest being the IWANA Wide Small Trout that I paired with my Redington Butter Stick II glass fly rod. I love how they complement each other perfectly giving that vintage look and feel while still being in perfect condition to perform at the riverside.
I can recommend the IWANA reels to anyone who appreciates the aesthetic side of fly fishing.