Orvis Mirage LT Reel
Available in sizes II through VI (2wt through 9wt)
Colors: Midnight, Olive, Blackout (limited edition), Dark Blue (limited edition) Red-White-Blue (special, limited edition)
There are times when less is more—the new Mirage LT reel is everything its big brother is, but designed to balance perfectly with lighter rods and yet still offer legendary Mirage engineering and performance. Mirage LT Reel features a lighter version of the sealed and maintenance-free carbon and stainless steel disc drag system that adjusts from zero to full drag in a single drag knob rotation. With zero start-up inertia and precise low-end control it eliminates line shock and protects light tippets with the same silky smooth drag, and yet offers more stopping power than you will ever need for trout, bass, pike, musky, or carp. 30% lighter and 30% narrower, the Mirage LT is made in New Hampshire by the same skilled American craftsmen that build the Mirage. The LT offers the same increased retrieve rates, reduction in line coil, and is machined from the same strong, yet lightweight, 6061 T6 aluminum barstock as the Mirage. Ergonomically designed, machined aluminum handle. Quick-release spool easily converts from left- to right-hand retrieve. Type II anodizing. Type III anodized aluminum shaft reduces weight. Fully radiused reel foot prevents kinked leaders. Low-profile counterweight won’t catch fingers or fly lines. In midnight with silver accents, olive with silver accents.
Mirage LT Reel Features:
- Designed to balance perfectly with lighter freshwater rods
- Zero start-up inertia and precise low-end control protects light tippets
- Lighter version of the sealed and maintenance-free carbon and stainless steel disc drag
- Adjusts from zero to full drag in a single drag knob rotation
- 30% lighter and 30% narrower than Mirage® USA
- Excellent for trout, bass, pike, musky, or carp
- Strong, yet lightweight, 6061 T6 aluminum
- Type II anodizing
- Quick-release spool easily converts from left- to right-hand retrieve
- Made in the USA (Go, team go!)
Mirage LT Sizes and Specs:
Mirage LT I for line weights 1-3; 4.1 oz, 3.1″ diameter. (75 yds for WF-2, 50 yds for WF-3)
Mirage LT II for line weights 3-5; 4.3 oz, 3.4″ diameter. (125 yds for WF-4, 100 yds for WF-5)
Mirage LT III for line weights 5-7; 4.5 oz, 3.7″ diameter. (125 yds for WF-6, 100 yds for WF-7)
Mirage LT IV for line weights 7-9; 5.0 oz, 4″ diameter. (200 yds for WF-8, 175 yds for WF-9) -Excellent for Trout Spey!
Click here for: Mirage LT Reel Manual
Shop Staff Notes: WOW! Finally, an awesome, precision machined, beautiful fly reel for trout! The Mirage LT Reel is also available in size IV which will make for a great big game reel but light in weight for added comfort for casting all day. Like it’s beefier, older brother, the Mirage Reel, the LT is fully made in the USA by fly anglers who are skilled engineers and craftsman. This reel has all the amazing features of the Mirage USA but in a scaled down a bit to make it much lighter (30% lighter) and therefore, more appropriate to use for all freshwater species. To be honest, the Mirage USA in sizes II and III were way overkill for trout. Nothing wrong with your drag on your 4-weight rod able to stop a screaming Permit but do you really need that kind of power? The Mirage LT does have a fantastic fully sealed drag system of stainless steel and carbon fiber and does have a wide range of drag pressure available but since you are not going to experience the heat build up that you will with a Tarpon, they do it with fewer drag washers. Both colors look beautiful and have distinctive accents. We like to pair up the Midnight Black with the H3D’s and Recons and the Olive with the H3F -but that’s just our opinion and suggestion. If you want a great reel that you will pass on down to your kids, pick up one of the new Mirage LT reels! For a limited time, we will have the sweet, Red, White & Blue custom color of this reel. Get them while they are still around.
Check out this informative video by FlyLife Magazine Orvis about this sweet new reel! Orvis Mirage LT Reel – IFTD 2018.
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