GRProto Fly Reels


Robust. Functional. Simple.

Welcome to our GRProto family of reels. Sized to pair up with 4 wt. through 10+ wt. rods, our GRProto reels are modern and minimalistic with a nod to classic reel design, engineered to give you a better experience on the water.


Patent pending Tool Free Channel Locking Drag System.
-Two point adjustable Infinite Drag
-Fully configurable
-Tool free access for switching retrieve direction and fine tuning
-Sealed at two points on each end for saltwater use.

Engineered materials for premium performance
-Self lubricating braking surfaces for smooth consistent drag
-Lightweight and durable
-Fully configurable

Full Cage Tripod Frame
-Extends life of fly line
-Ideal for stripping baskets or on boats
-The best solution for thin diameter shooting line systems

Rounded reel foot 
-Protects long leaders/tippet when wrapping line around the reel

Removable clicker 
-Click mode or stealth mode

Interchangeable Spools
-4+ and 6+ spools are interchangeable on the A-Frame
-6+ and 8+ spools are interchangeable on the B-Frame

Lifetime Guarantee
-Fish it hard, put it away wet, and pass it on to the next generation

Designed, machined and assembled in the USA


During the summer of 2014 we set out on a quest to make fly fishing reels better. The goal was to design a reel that was as simple as it was functional, and to develop a product that offered solutions to typical problems we experienced on the water. After almost four years in the making, several prototype rounds, and countless long nights, our GRProto reels were born.

Inspired by time in Scandinavia with a solid dose of rocky mountain innovation and toughness, our GRProto reels are a modern Minimalistic take on a classic reel design with a focus on functionality. Built upon our patent pending Tool Free Channel Locking Drag System, the GRProto has a minimal parts count, which both decreases the overall weight of the reel and allows for a “beefier” build. This is important because it means less potential for failure, less time messing around on the water, and more time fishing. The double sealed drag system protects against salt water corrosion, and the full cage frame is not only ideal for shooting line systems but will greatly reduce wear when stripping out line. The two point adjustable drag system will protect the finest of tippets, and offers GT Stopping power when cranked.

We believe that fly Reels are the one piece of fly fishing equipment that shouldn’t wear out, and thats why Our GRProto Reels are covered by our Lifetime guarantee. Fish it hard, put it away wet, and pass it on to the next Generation. Designed and fabricated in the Rocky Mountains, USA. Fished everywhere.


A4+ (4+ wt)

A6+ (6+ wt)

B8+ (8+ wt)

B10+ (10+ wt)

Physical weight

A4+ - 6.2 oz

A6+ - 6.25 oz

B8+ - 6.8 oz

B10+ - 6.9 oz


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