Fly Reel Sounds

Some, like me, love to hear a fly reel purr, whizz and scream whereas you may think silence is golden. Each to their own but our gripe at Fish&Fly is that the manufacturers/retailers don’t give us a clue online to what we are buying! Just how loud is the fly reel? What kind of noise will it make?

So, on behalf of us beleaguered consumers, we locked FishingMagic Editor Cliff Hatton in a darkened room armed only with a cheap decibel reader and his mobile’s sound recorder. The poor man emerged dazed and confused (but is recovering) and presented us with this table of interesting* results! Note: Sounds are given first forward then reverse wind.

Reel & Model Forward Volume (Decibels) Reverse Volume (Decibels) Sound!
Loop Classic #10/13 103 102
Loop Classic #8/11 100 101
Loop Classic #7/9 102 96
Shakespeare Sigma #6/7 SILENT 83
Shakespeare Sigma #5/6 SILENT 85
Shakespeare Sigma #3/4 SILENT 83
Redington Zero #4/5 100 106
Snowbee Geo-S #10/12 63 71
Snowbee Geo-S #8/10 62 59
Snowbee Classic 2  #9/11 SILENT 85
Snowbee Classic 2  #7/8 SILENT 81
Snowbee Classic 2  #5/6 SILENT 82
Redington Behemoth #9/10 81 77
Redington Behemoth #7/8 87 86
Redington Behemoth #11/12 80 80
Redington Behemoth #5/6 91 84
Leeda Profil La Cassette #LA7/8 89 85
Leeda Profil La Cassette #LA5/6 97 90
Snowbee Spectre #2/3 SILENT 65
Snowbee Spectre #5/6 SILENT 83
Snowbee Spectre #3/4 SILENT 68
Snowbee Spectre #7/8 SILENT 76
Snowbee Spectre #9/10 SILENT 70
Snowbee Spectre #10/11 SILENT 75
Nautilus CCF-X2 #10/12 S. KING 83 84
Nautilus NV SP550-750 46/SILENT 81
Nautilus NV G-7/8 48/SILENT 82
Abel Super Series #7/8N 89 77
Abel Super Series #6N 94 88
Abel Super Series #5N 89 83
Abel Super Series #3N 97 82
Abel Super Series #4N 98 92
Tibor Signature #11/12 93 86
Tibor Signature #5/6 85 85
Tibor Signature #7/8 87 84
Tibor Signature #9/10 89 97
Sage Domain #5 87 89
Sage Domain #8 83 79
Sage Domain #10 82 85
Sage 2230 82 80
Sage 2210 79 79
Sage 2280 76 76
Sage 2250 74 79
Sage Click #3/4/5 89 90
Sage Click #0/1/2 96 94
Sage Evoke #8 84 84
Sage Evoke #10 82 78
Wychwood Flow #5/6 93 90
Wychwood Flow #7/8 91 87
Wychwood Truefly SLA #7/8 83 81
Wychwood Truefly SLA #9/11 69 72
Wychwood Truefly SLA #5/6 70 70
Sage 8000 #11/12 80 81
Sage 8000 #9/10 81 82
Sage 8000 #7/8 85 86
Sage 6010 81 83
Sage 6080 79 81
Sage 4210 86 84
Sage 4280 83 81
Sage 4260 88 89
Sage 4250 86 89
Sage 4230 91 89
Sage 3210 (#9/10) 78 75
Sage 3280 (#7/8) 75 76
Sage 3230 (#3/4) 80 79
Lamson Liquid 4.0 (#9/10) 64 80
Lamson Liquid 3.5 (#8/9) 80 85
Lamson Liquid 2.0 (#5/6) 86 86
Lamson Liquid 1.5 (#3/4) 77 84
Lamson ARX4+ SPEY (#10/11) 83 89
Lamson ARX3.5+ SPEY (#9/10) 86 80
Lamson ARX3+ SPEY (#8/9) 74 85
Lamson Litespeed IV 4.0 (#10/11) 69 84
Lamson Litespeed IV 3.5 (#8/9) 80 79
Lamson Litespeed IV 3.0 (#7/8) 77 81
Lamson Litespeed IV 2.0 (#5/6) 73 85
Lamson Litespeed IV 1.5 (#3/4) 78 84
Waterworks ULA Force Sl 3X SL (#7/8) 77 80
Waterworks ULA Force Sl 2X SL (#5/6) 82 79
Lamson Guru 1.5 (#3/5) 79 76
Lamson Guru 2.0 (#5/6) 84 76
Lamson Guru 3.0 (#7/8) 70 78
Lamson Guru 4.0 (#10/11) 77 79
Lamson Remix 1.5 (#3/4) 76 83
Lamson Remix 2.0 (#5/6) 77 85
Lamson Remix 3.5 (#8/9) 77 83
Lamson Remix4.0 (#10/11) 71 80
Lamson Speedster 1.5 (#3/5) 82 82
Lamson Speedster 2.0 (#5/6) 76 82
Lamson Speedster 3.0 (#7/8) 78 68
Lamson Speedster 3.5 (#8/9) 73 77
Lamson Speedster 4.0 (#10/11) 80 63
Greys GX300 GR GX35 (#6/8) 82 78
Greys GX300 GR GX30 (#4/6) 83 80
Greys GTS500 GTS #5/6/7 85 76
Greys GTS500 GTS #7/8/9 83 75
Greys GTS700 GTS #7/8/9 82 78
Greys GX900 GX9040 (#8/10) 83 84
Greys GX900 GX9020 (#4/6) 87 84
Greys GX900 GX9030 (#6/8) 83 83
Greys GX900 GX9050 (#10/12) 83 80
Vision Rula 1 (#3/5) 87 87
Vision Rula 1.5 (#4/6) 87 91
Vision Rula 2 (#5/7) 91 89
Vision Rula 2.5 (#6/8) 91 88
Vision Rula 3 (#7/9) 83 81
Vision Rula 4 (#8/10) 87 86
Vision Deep VDP1112B (#11-12) 86 87
Vision Deep VDP910B (#9/10) 80 83
Vision Deep VDP78B (#7/8) 83 85
Vision Deep VDP56B (#5/6) 88 91
Nautilus FWX F’Weight Extreme FWX5/6 79 76
Nautilus FWX F’Weight Extreme FWX7/8 81 79
Nautilus FWX F’Weight Extreme FWX3/4 78 79
Orvis Access Mid-Arbor ll (#3/5) 86 85
Orvis Access Mid-Arbor l (#1/3) 85 85
Orvis Access Mid-Arbor lll (#5/7) 85 84
Orvis Access Mid-Arbor V (#9/11) 87 86
Orvis Access Mid-Arbor lV (#7/9) 86 86
Orvis Hydros Large Arbor ll (#3/5) 84 82
Orvis Hydros Large Arbor lV (#7/9) 82 78
Orvis Hydros Large Arbor V (#9/11) 81 79
Orvis Hydros Large Arbor Vl (#11/13) 82 83
Orvis Hydros Large Arbor lll (#5/7) 84 84
Orvis Hydros Large Arbor l (#1/3) 84 84
Orvis Mirage lV (#7/9) 76 80
Orvis Mirage V (#9/11) 86 83
Orvis Mirage Vl (#11/13) 86 82
Orvis Battenkill S&P l (#1/3) 96 100
Orvis Battenkill S&P ll (#3/5) 97 99
Orvis Battenkill S&P lll (#5/7) 102 108
Hardy Ultralite MA DD (Mid-Arb) 5000 (#5/6) 93 90
Hardy Ultralite MA DD (Mid-Arb) 3000 (#3/4) 92 94
Hardy Ultralite MA DD (Mid-Arb) 10000 (#10/11) 87 86
Hardy Ultralite MA Dd (Mid-Arb) 6000 (#6/7) 91 87
Hardy Ultralite CA DD 5000 90 91
Hardy Ultralite CA DD 3000 93 85
Hardy Ultralite CA DD 4000 89 88
Hardy Ultralite CA DD 6000 90 88
Hardy Ultralite CA DD 7000 84 91
Hardy Ultralite CA DD 8000 87 85
Hardy Ultralite CA DD 9000 87 86
Hardy Ultralite CA DD 10000 86 81
Hardy Bros Duchess Reels 2.75in 83 93
Hardy Bros Duchess Reels 3.25in 91 101
Hardy Bros Duchess Reels 3in 92 101
Hardy Bros Duchess Reels 4in 96 104
Hardy Ultralite SDS Reels 8000 67 66
Hardy Ultralite SDS Reels 10000 71 70
Hardy Ultralite SDS Reels 12000 77 78
Hardy Bros Wide Spool Perfect 2 7/8ths 103 85
Hardy Bros Wide Spool Perfect 3 1/8th 85 94
Hardy Bros Wide Spool Perfect 4 1/4 103 112
Hardy Bros Wide Spool Perfect 3 7/8ths Taupo 97 104
Hardy Bros Wide Spool Perfect 4in 98 106
Hardy Marquis No. 3 96 105
Hardy Fortuna X Reels XI 8 74 77
Hardy Fortuna X Reels X2 10 65 65
Hardy Fortuna X Reels X4 14 66 63

 

 

*Please treat as a ‘guide’-only, as these sounds and levels were not recorded in laboratory conditions with precision instruments!

Thanks go to Sportfish Winforton (Hereford) for allowing us to examine their stock!

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