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New From Bauer Fly Reels – The New SST

Posted on July 21 2016

SST-press-release-photoFrom Bauer:

Introducing the NEW Bauer SST. The SST fly reel combines an elegant and striking fresh colorful style with a beautiful new large arbor spool and frame design. Inside, the new SST reels utilize Bauer’s industry-leading fully sealed zero-backlash carbon fiber drag for incredible performance. These new premium reels come in a spectacular clear silver aluminum finish with a choice of a colorful new star drag dials in a choice of 8 stunning colors. Bauer revolutionized fly reel design with the introduction of their unique large arbor fly reel in 1995 and the new SST precision-manufactured reels continue the tradition of Bauer innovation as the “Swiss watch of fly reels.”


  • SST reels feature a beautiful new narrow profile frame with multi-sized porting.
  • New large arbor spool rotates on sealed, precision stainless steel ball bearings with a silk-smooth star drag adjustment.
  • Fully sealed incredibly smooth carbon fiber drag system delivers exceptional performance at all settings and requires no maintenance.
  • Available for 2wt through 8wt lines with our new simplified SST line-naming protocol (e.g,. the SST 3 is ideal for a 3-weight line, the SST 4 is ideal for a 4-weight line, etc). However, each SST reel can also be comfortably used for one line size smaller or larger, depending on the user’s preference.


  • Sizes: 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8   (for 2-weight through 9-weight fly lines)
  • Colors: Available in either Clear Silver Anodized Aluminum with choice of several beautiful                                               Star Drag dial colors, or in all jet black.
  • Star Drag Dial: Clear Anodized Aluminum SST Reels can be ordered with Star Drag dial in Red, Blue,                                            Green, Gold, Black, or Clear. Light Blue or Pink available with preorder and an additional                                                 $25 charge.
  • Hub: Red hub color is standard. Additional Hub colors of Gold, Blue or Clear are                                                   available with preorder and an additional $25 charge
  • Suggested Retail Price: – $355 – $525

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