Skip to main content

Nautilus CCF-X2

Nautilus CCF-X2

Low start-up inertia is easy when the drag is set low. The difficult thing is to have low inertia when the drag is set heavy. These lightweight, fully sealed reels have a sophisticated braking system that generates 20 pounds of drag with less than 1% start-up inertia. Here's how the Nautilus CCF-X2 is such a lightweight reel with heavyweight stopping power: The sealed drag has two friction surfacescork and carbon fiberfor double the surface area. Hybrid ceramic bearings and TPX bushings keep the weight extremely low yet perfectly align the axle to ensure that the spool tracks true at all settings. An oversize drag handle takes six full turns to go from zero to 20 pounds of drag. And the screw-off spool goes from left-hand to right-hand retrieve in minutes. For more information, see the video below. Nautilus CCF-X2 ($435-$555 nautilusreels.com)

Get Your Fish On.

Plan your next fishing and boating adventure here.

GET THE NEWSLETTER Join the List and Never Miss a Thing.

Recommended Articles

See More Recommendations

Popular Videos

Hobie MirageDrive 360 Kayak Propulsion: Amazing Control and Power

Hobie MirageDrive 360 Kayak Propulsion: Amazing Control and Power

The Hobie MirageDrive 360 pedal propulsion system is the pinnacle of kayak control with more efficient fin designs, glide technology and allows the boat to be moved in any direction.

Rio Technical Trout

Rio Technical Trout

Rio Technical Trout

Scientific Anglers Amplitude Infinity

Scientific Anglers Amplitude Infinity

Scientific Anglers Amplitude Infinity

George Daniels Hauling Tuck Cast

George Daniels Hauling Tuck Cast

George Daniels Hauling Tuck Cast

See More Popular Videos

Trending Articles

Best Panfish Flies Best Panfish Flies Flies

Best Panfish Flies

Skip Morris

Best Panfish Flies

The top eight spots for lakes, ponds, and reservoirs.Locating Stillwater Trout Beginners

Locating Stillwater Trout

Ross Purnell

The top eight spots for lakes, ponds, and reservoirs.

This line control is one of the unique aspects of fly fishing.How to Mend, Set the Hook, and Strip Line Beginners

How to Mend, Set the Hook, and Strip Line

Landon Mayer | Illustrations by Joe Mahler - August 11, 2020

This line control is one of the unique aspects of fly fishing.

Everyone wants a definite answer to “How close can you get?”.How to Get Close to Trout Beginners

How to Get Close to Trout

Tom Rosenbauer - August 05, 2020

Everyone wants a definite answer to “How close can you get?”.

See More Trending Articles

More Reels

VAYA is said to be the new 'go-to' reel for everything from freshwater to light salt.Abel VAYA Reels

Abel VAYA

Jeff Simpson - October 01, 2019

VAYA is said to be the new 'go-to' reel for everything from freshwater to light salt.

The original Evolution R has a braking system derived from 7 stacked stainless steel and carbon fluoropolymer disks. More cowbell please!Ross Evolution R Salt Reels

Ross Evolution R Salt

Ross Purnell, Editor - November 21, 2017

The original Evolution R has a braking system derived from 7 stacked stainless steel and...

Waterworks Lamson is not a scaled-up trout reel, the Cobalt is engineered for heavy lifting and longevity, built from the ground up specifically for big dogs in the salt.Waterworks Lamson Cobalt Reels

Waterworks Lamson Cobalt

Ross Purnell, Editor - November 30, 2017

Waterworks Lamson is not a scaled-up trout reel, the Cobalt is engineered for heavy lifting...

The success of the CDLs has led me to recommend them to anglers far and wide who are looking for an economically priced reel for their new spey rod.Product Review: Long Live the CDL Reels

Product Review: Long Live the CDL

John Larison - March 12, 2012

The success of the CDLs has led me to recommend them to anglers far and wide who are looking...

See More Reels

Magazine Cover

GET THE MAGAZINE Subscribe & Save

Digital Now Included!

SUBSCRIBE NOW

Give a Gift   |   Subscriber Services

PREVIEW THIS MONTH'S ISSUE Arrow

Buy Digital Single Issues

Don't miss an issue.
Buy single digital issue for your phone or tablet.

Buy Single Digital Issue on the Fly Fisherman App

Other Magazines

Special Interest Magazines

See All Special Interest Magazines

GET THE NEWSLETTER Join the List and Never Miss a Thing.

Phone Icon

Get Digital Access.

All Fly Fisherman subscribers now have digital access to their magazine content. This means you have the option to read your magazine on most popular phones and tablets.

To get started, click the link below to visit mymagnow.com and learn how to access your digital magazine.

Get Digital Access

Not a Subscriber?
Subscribe Now