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Winston/Bauer Announce a New Reel

Posted on March 21 2017


We’ve always been fans of Bauer Reels.  Now part of the Winston Rod Co. family, Bauer is getting a nice marketing push to introduce a series of new reels.  We can’t wait to get our hands on one, they look great.

For now, here’s the press release:

Now Available: The NEW SST from Bauer Fly Reels.

Featuring a striking narrow profile frame design, the SST offers exceptional large arbor performance, our proven carbon fiber drag system, star knob operation and a wide variety of color options.

As with all our reels, the SST is precision-machined and built to meet the requirements of the most demanding anglers and angling situations. An extraordinary new reel for 2 through 9wt lines.


· 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 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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