MIAMI (February 18, 2020) — The new Nautilus GTX reel is now available and ready to hit the water. Building on their world-famous performance and tradition, Nautilus Reels is pleased to announce these new high-performance reels can now be purchased at fly shops around the world.
The GTX from Nautilus Reels is in a class of its own. Designed to be fished beyond IGFA regulations, this reel is equipped to go head-to-head with your terminal tackle, and with a maximum drag of 25+ pounds, the GTX is built to put the brakes on the fastest and strongest fish on the planet.
The GTX is a 5-inch diameter reel with a narrow 1.1-inch wide spool that holds 540 yards of 50-pound braid. The spool is lightweight and intricately machined with our Giga spool design to promote strength, maximum line pickup, and fast line drying to prevent corrosion when stored.
The GTX Pentadrag braking system is a brand new design that is best described as a hybrid NV-G/CCF-X2/X-Series drag on steroids. The new Pentadrag features three cork and carbon fiber surfaces and two free floating carbon fiber surfaces, which are topped with a Kevlar®/carbon fiber hybrid precision plate that ensures even pressure at all points of the drag surfaces. The cork acts as an insulation and compression material to ensure a smooth drag transition, while the carbon fiber delivers the market-leading and overall smoothness that Nautilus Reels is known for.
To control the drag tension, Nautilus designed the all new GripTorq drag knob. Intricately machined on four axes to promote strength, lighter weight, and more grip than on any other drag knob in the industry. The GTX GripTorq drag knob measures 1.9-inches in diameter.
The Nautilus Reels GTX delivers 8.7 ounces of optimized fighting power at an MSRP of $1300.00 for the reel and $575.00 for the spool. Available in matte black or brushed titanium anodizing.
About Nautilus Reels:
Nautilus Reels produces an award-winning line of reels from its headquarters in Miami, Florida. Nautilus is on the forefront of reel innovation and maintains a tradition of experience and excellence while continuously improving performance. For more information about Nautilus Reels, please visit their website and follow Nautilus on Facebook, Instagram, and Twitter.