Our Flagship Workhorse: Osprey Fly Reel
Uniquely Affordable, High-End Performance
When Z. Mark Fly Gear was founded, our goal was providing fly fishing gear that outperformed far more expensive options at a greatly reduced cost. We searched for ways to bring high-end quality fly fishing equipment to anglers who didn't want to spend an arm and a leg on overpriced brand-named gear. There is one certainty in any industry: brand names cut corners on their lower priced offerings. We don't.
NO CUT CORNERS: The Osprey 5/6 fly reel embodies everything we set out to accomplish - a fly reel that can beat ANY sub $200 fly reel. Anglers don't need to hit the upper end of their budget to have the same precision, tight tolerances, smooth and powerful drag, and sleek looks that far more expensive fly reels offer. There's nothing those reels can do that the Osprey can't. Period.
Starting with solid, NASA-grade 100% bar stock 6061 aluminum, the Osprey 5/6 fly reel is then forged, fully machined with the most advanced CNC processes, and hard anodized for durability and longevity. The result is a precision-constructed fly reel with exceptionally tight tolerances, supreme and buttery-smooth fish stopping power, and ultimately, a lifetime of superior fishability.
NASA-GRADE BILLET ALUMINUM CONSTRUCTION:
The Osprey 5/6 is built strong and precise. Simply, this is a 100% billet 6061-T6 aluminum (for strength and corrosion resistance) machined to precise aerospace standards. Cold-forged for superior strength and high-quality anodized for its stylish black finish with tough resistance to the harsh corrosive effects of everyday use in varying wet conditions. The Osprey 5/6 is built to deal with the harshest of conditions with incredibly solid components, exacting tight tolerances, and exemplary durability.
There is simply no other fly reel playing in this price range offering the same quality and performance of construction than this uniquely affordable fly reel. Rather than brand name fly reels constructed of die cast aluminum (brittle and heavy compared to machined aluminum) or plastic (enough said), the Osprey 5/6 is nevertheless more affordable than such cast and plastic offerings from the big boy competitors. Cast and plastic reels - you'll only buy one... and then you'll buy machined.
The Osprey 5/6 fly reel does not cut corners - and its unmistakably effective performance through the highest-quality components is where it shines. Silky smooth operation with a butter-smooth and bull-strong drag. Z. Mark Fly Gear's flagship TC-50 Telfon Cork Drag System can hang with any fish suitable for a 5wt and more - any time, any where.
Built to the most meticulous CNC specifications and thoroughly assembled with pinpoint precision, its has high-end guts and a wish to fish it hard. It's one-way clutch bearing ensures smooth immediate drag engagement and it's easily changed from left to right-hand retrieval. Additionally, the Retriever 5/6 fly reel changes easily from left to right hand retrieval. High-end looks, High-end guts. Period.
ULTRALIGHT AND LARGE ARBOR:
At only 4.7oz, the Osprey 5/6 is fly reel proves that solid, dependable fly reels for less do exist. Matched to modern or old school fly rods, the featherlight Osprey 5/6 adds far less weight to the outfit than competitor offerings.
Additionally, the large arbor design facilitates faster retrieves and higher backing capacity, stepping into the modern evolution of premier fly reels. Large arbor reels are here and staying for a reason - they help anglers get fish onto the reel faster than mid arbors and they have the ability to let a fish run far without losing it. Let's all hope we have that monster fish scenerio - but if the Osprey 5/6 is there, that monster is getting netted and a happy photo fulfilling a lifetime of memories results. Tight lines.
RETURN AND REFUND POLICY
Returns are accepted within 30 days of purchase. To complete your return, we require a receipt or proof of purchase. Once your return is received and inspected, we will send you an email to notify you that we have received your returned item. Then, your refund will be processed, and a credit will automatically be applied to your credit card or original method of payment, within 2 business days.