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Cobalt Fly Fishing Reel

(1 customer review)

Element of surprise. A bolt from the blue, Cobalt is a big game powerhouse of a reel packed with technical breakthroughs that’ll change the game on the flats and into the deep. Cobalt features a dual-axis machined frame that dramatically strengthens the side that bears the most load. The foot is embedded—rather than perched—atop the reel to effectively transmit force and distribute weight. The large arbor spool is also machined with many subtle asymmetries that bring perfect balance without a counterweight.

Certified waterproof to 100 feet by an independent test laboratory, the Cobalt drag is an industry first. In and out of the water, it stands up to the harshest of elements. Custom formulated self-lubricating O-rings protect every point of ingress. A fixed spindle format ensures complete sealing. A supercharged version of our smooth conical drag system rotates on high-precision ABEC 5 ceramic ball bearings—and uses a proprietary high-temperature graphite alloy to create 12+ pounds of line out torque.

Cobalt 10 and 12 put the power is in your hands with a “set drag” system of adjustment that allows you to set a preferred stripping pressure against a stop. Access the full range of torque in half-pound click stop increments through a single rotation of the drag knob, with increments etched into the knob for visual reference. Cobalt 6 and 8 forego the set drag in favor of a lighter system with finer resolution.

A coating as hard as type III anodize but with 20 times the protection against a saltwater environment, Cobalt is endowed with a stunning, shielding Micralox finish—exclusive to Waterworks-Lamson in the fly fishing world.

Available in Original, Flash, Thermal (Custom), and Azure (Custom).

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format: Super Arbor
material: Machined 6061 Aluminum, Titanium, Stainless Steel
finish: Micralox
drag: Sealed Carbon Conical Drag

6 $679.99 $299.99
8 $699.99 $315.99
10 $799.99 $359.99
12 $849.99 $379.99
6 3.85" 1.00" 5.00 oz 5.6 WF6 100 yds 20#
8 4.25" 1.00" 5.70 oz 7.8 WF8 250 yds 20#
10 4.53" 1.08" 10.30 oz 9.10 WF10 250 yds 30#
12 4.75" 1.25" 11.10 oz 11.12 WF12 250 yds 30#

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1 review for Cobalt Fly Fishing Reel

  1. Jake

    I wanted a lighter reel for my Scott Sector 9′ 9wt rod, so I was torn between the 8, which has the lighter drag, or the 10 which has the adjustable but heavier drag. I ended up going with the 8 but was concerned about backing capacity. I shouldn’t have been.

    First, the backing estimation is conservative. I went with 30# and got close to 200yds on it WITH a 9wt line (SA Infinity Smooth). Had I gone with the Hatch backing or gel spun I would have gotten even more.

    Furthermore, the 12lbs of drag is so linear, incremental, and smooth that I haven’t needed that much on even the hottest of fish (including roosterfish). TIghten that drag down, easy to do with the nice knob, and there you are.

    I had used Hatch Finatics in the past, but they don’t have a lot of drag and they are very heavy. Sold them and am in the process of getting more of these reels. Will be getting an azure Cobalt 8 for my Sector because the colors match beautifully, then giving the current grey one to my 7wt Igniter.

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