Some people love it. This is usually enough ‘cleansing’ for most saltwater reels, but it has to be applied frequently (after every day trip or at least every second day of an extended saltwater trip, i.e. “As the Shilton slogan goes, we have stopped over 6000 GTs on Shilton reels and some behemoths of up to 120 LBS (55kgs). Let’s start with the basics; every reel needs a good name, a unique trademark that will be spread by word of mouth. This offer is only valid until the end of September 2019. Alphonse Fishing Company, Tourette and Fly Leaders (to name just three) choose Shilton as their reel of choice. The Shilton SR Series is the latest addition to our already sterling range of reels. The reel was disassembled and cleaned before fishing was continued the next day. These reels sport the unmistakable Shilton porting... View full product details . Save my name, email, and website in this browser for the next time I comment. The only drawback is that one can easily increase the drag just a little too much while fighting a fish, which will result in a popped tippet. The SR series have been designed from the ground up with the saltwater angler in mind, rugged functionality with high grade 6082 T6 aluminium to give you the edge you need in any saltwater scenario. The author fighting a blue shark approx. Although these fishes are not by any means comparable to GT’s (for instance), a smooth drag system is essential when fighting kob or grunter. Both reels I had with me had a stylish black finish with white ‘Shilton’ imprinted on the frame (I had not chosen them to be black, but Edward Truter later quite rightly pointed out that the black finish would less likely spook wary fish in shallow water, such as on saltwater flats and that it was his personal choice). a 6-7 day Seychelles trip). This was also correctly put in their slogan “We stop fish” and I say ‘correctly’ because the Shiltons have stopped large fish and still do. This brought about … 46KG GT ON FLY! What makes Shilton the best reel on the planet? 25 miles off Cape Point, Blue shark landed on the Shilton SL8 reel, Billy De Jong is the lucky chap that caught this beautiful spotted grunter on a Shilton SL7 reel. At Shilton we are very committed to our brand and place a lot of focus on building long term relationships with our clients. (note that this review may be continued with a second publication after a longer period of testing), For more information on the Shilton range please visit: http://shiltonreels.com/, I would like to mention that I have had excellent service from Shilton over the years. Sold Out. As far as silicone spray brands go (and I’ve tried many), Spanjaard works the best and lasts the longest – if you can get about ten ‘reel cleans’ (five cleans times two reels) out of one can, then it’s a good brand. Sold Out R 2,695.00. Very fine sand had entered the 1/10th of a millimetre slits surrounding the one way plunger inside its housing and ceased its action. The newest reel in the Shilton freshwater line up is the CR series, which is available in CR2-CR4 for line weights 3 to 8. 95.7 The Jet. Designed and manufactured in South Africa! Wish we had hooked some Interestingly, I never experienced sand to cause that annoying scrape sound when it typically gets stuck between the spool and frame of a reel after it was ditched in beach sand to quickly change flies, tail a big fish, or out of frustration after losing a good fish. I visited the West Coast with Jimmy Eagleton and after a successful kob fishing session, coarse, black mussel grit had entered the reel gaps and made the most horrid grinding noise and almost ceased the spool movement. The odds were against us, since we did not even know if we would encounter bonefish or have decent shots and hook-ups with GTs on fly in the area we intended to ‘scout’ for these fish (not to mention hiking kilometres on end down deserted beaches with three litres of water to stay rehydrated with and a packet of biscuits for lunch per day in 40 degrees Celsius + air temperatures). Now available with an incoming and outgoing click, in sizes SL4 to SL8 for line weights 5/6 to 14/16. To connect with Shilton, sign up for Facebook today. This is the second review in a series of on-going articles that will focus on the performance of the Shilton Saltwater SL series reels. SHILTON Reels SL 5. Note that a fairly fine screw-driver is required to open the plunger housing and although I was lucky enough to ‘rinse’ the sand from the plunger housing previously, it did not fix the problem in this last scenario. Claimed reel capacity (suitable 12 weight reel): 380 yards 30lb with 12 weight forward fly line; Pros: Workhorse, value for money, large backing capacity, and very basic design; Cons: Cork drag might be a con for some. Shilton Fly Reel CR. Although my biggest fish in the salt is only a 40 lb great barracuda, I kind of have an idea what to look for in tackle and especially when looking for something durable to ‘rough’ it on sandy and rocky turf. We expect our stock of reels to arrive in Canada beginning of October. 46KG GT ON FLY! The Shilton had no problems dealing with any of abovementioned fishes; however, in my previous review I mentioned that sand entering the gaps between the reel frame and spool and other moving parts did not cause the grinding noise one would expect after dropping the reel in the sand (this was my finding in Socotra). Shilton has been around for quite some time but only recently started gaining popularity in the States. Sand getting into the drag system, the buildup of salt in the reel, and of course, the need for the smoothest drag possible to stop the beasts of the flats. In other words, when someone mentions it in a pub or a lingerie shop, it should immediately hit home and make you think of ‘that’ reel. I’d like to start this post with a correction pointed out by Chad Hubbard from Shilton Reels; in my previous post (http://feathersandfluoro.com/?p=9219) I commented on the neatsfoot lubricant included in the reel pouch and that it could be used on the metal parts of the reel. It is important to wipe the exterior parts of the reel with a dry cloth (or paper towel) to rid most of the greasiness from the silicon spray before the reel is used on the next outing. In case you do lose the nut, it is also not the end of the world; the drag adjustment knob is enough to hold the whole reel in place – until you are back in civilization and can get hold of a new draw bar nut of course. It is worth mentioning that the drag of the SL6 operated smoothly when fighting bonefish up to 9 lb in the Gulf of Aden; this was a good fish species to measure the drag system against, since relatively light line is used to catch comparatively big fish when targeting bonefish. The Shilton drag adjustment knob with draw bar nut visible in the centre, The cork disc that provides friction that is the drag when the spool is tightened onto it. Shilton Reels is on Facebook. The challenges of saltwater bring about a whole host of problems in reel design. or. The ‘gear’ ring or drag disc inside is responsible for the click and also to engage the drag when line is removed from the spool. Featuring a custom-processed cork disc drag, and the same high quality anodizing used for all the Shilton Reel ranges, the SL series quickly became the choice reel for many large guiding operations due to its simple and effective design. I haven’t tried this method yet, and although it sounds reasonable, the red grease should be kept away from the cork drag at all cost. Most people I have spoken to suggest carrying a coin, such as a South African 50 Cent coin, in a pocket when fishing. Copyright 2012 - 2019 Avada | All Rights Reserved | Powered by, Shilton Saltwater SL series review continued…, THE ALTERNATIVE ABSA CAPE EPIC RACE REPORT, SEEING IS BELIEVING: SMITH CARAVAN MAG CHROMAPOP REVIEW. The newest reel in the Shilton freshwater line up is the CR series, which is available in CR2-CR4 for line weights 3 to 8. The SR range have been designed from the ground up with the saltwater angler in mind, rugged functionality with high grade 6082 T6 aluminium to give you the edge you need in any saltwater scenario. I have been fishing the exact same Shilton for over 10 years and it’s still my go-to weapon of choice. Lastly, all Shiltons come with a small tube of pure neatsfoot oil (derived from the shin bones of cattle) to lubricate the cork drag disk. Music. Shilton CL Fly Reel. The black spools also looked strikingly attractive with bright backing and contrasting fly lines on them – any amateur or serious fly angler’s dream come true. Shilton has achieved that; even though I have never owned my own Shilton reel, I knew exactly what South Africans were talking about when the name was mentioned. Shilton Fly Reel CR. 14 talking about this. Quick View Shilton Fly Reel SL. This small hole is according to my findings Shilton’s only drawback; sand granules may get stuck in the hole and may prevent the one way plunger from exiting the hole after a ‘click’ which ultimately results in a loose spool. Unfortunately this was not a long-term solution to the one way plunger problems and exactly the opposite happened on a more recent saltwater trip; instead of sand entering the one way plunger housing and creating a ‘free-spool’ action, sand collected in the one way plunger housing and blocked the plunger from moving back into its housing, creating a ‘fixed-spool’ scenario where the spool could not move forwards or in reverse. However, if opening a reel to fix a ratchet/plunger issue from time-to-time is not your thing, a Shilton SL series reel may not be the reel for you. The super large arbor design offers rapid, yet smooth line retrieval and less line memory. from R 5,695.95. Shilton has achieved that; even though I have never owned my own Shilton reel, I knew exactly what South Africans were talking about when the name was mentioned. Nicola Vitali with a beautiful Nubian GT landed on a Shilton – photo by Tourette Fishing, The author with a 24 lb Tanzanian tigerfish landed with a Shilton SL6 reel. The line capacity of both reels was exceeded compared to what was specified in the brochure – 550 m 30 lb gelspun and 210 m 30 lb gelspun, respectively. So it was evident that very fine sand may not produce friction and/or the grinding noise, but very coarse sand and shell bits are a problem in this saltwater fly reel (the Shilton SL 6 was used in this case). Apart from the CR4, this series has the same drag design as the CL and CK. This reel is still one of the most popular reels sold into the market today. Favorites. About Shilton Reels. Sold Out Shilton CL Fly Reel. The SR range have been designed from the ground up with the saltwater angler in mind, rugged functionality with high grade 6082 T6 aluminium to give you the edge you need in any saltwater scenario. All major guiding operations and their guides, retail stores and the general fly fishing public began talking about a new reel. Both these fishes can be caught from the shore in Southern Africa, which is standard practice for the guys that target them on fly tackle. The older reel pouches came with a lovely little ‘stash pocket’ in which the neatsfoot lubricant container fitted snuggly. Once the draw bar nut is off, the drag adjustment knob has been removed and the centre pin (draw bar assembly) is pulled from its socket, simply place the nut back onto the pin to prevent it from falling into the sand or water and getting lost. Daiwa Sealine 900 deep sea reel.800m 50Lb DacronGood working condition - has not seen much use.Tried to catch some fish back in the late '80's but it didn't work out. New. The SR range have been designed from the ground up with the saltwater angler in mind, rugged functionality with high grade 6082 T6 aluminium to give you the edge you need in any saltwater scenario. We have increased the overall diameter of the cork drag, resulting in less start up inertia and more stopping power, as well as adding one extra plunger (from 2 to 3), for extra drag engagement and durability. Other local, saltwater fishes landed on the Shilton reels by Feathers and Fluoro team members in the past few months included blue sharks, large striped mullet and juvenile garrick. Pre-order your Shilton Reel today and receive 10% off the listed price. The reviews may include photos and information on the SL6, SL7 and SL8 reels. Save my name, email, and website in this browser for the next time I comment. SHILTON Fliegenrollen werden in Nelspruit/Südafrika gebaut und sind die absolute Nr.1 bei den lokalen Fliegenfischern. Whether you are targeting saltwater or freshwater gamefish, Shilton is for you. Featuring a custom-processed cork disc drag, and the same high quality anodizing used for all the Shilton Reel ranges, the SL series quickly became the choice reel for many large guiding operations due to its simple and effective design. This was not due to the fact that it was a proudly South African product that was advertised widely, but the fact that the early Shilton designs were already capable of landing large, oceanic fishes, such as GT’s and yellowfin tuna. Shilton Fly Reel CL. Speaking of corrosion, I’ve noticed some surface corrosion on the stainless bearings inside the spool assembly (sliding over the spindle) after extended saltwater trips and sometimes even after spraying the parts with 100% pure silicon spray to prevent this; to prevent corrosion, I normally clean my reels thoroughly after every saltwater trip by stripping the line off in a shower and rinsing it to the backing loop with cold freshwater; once the line is rinsed, I take the reel apart while the line is still lying on the shower floor and rinse the reel parts with luke-warm freshwater; after the rinse, I spray the water and any remaining loose dirt off the reel parts with a narrow muzzle fitted onto a high pressure spray can containing 100% silicone spray; once the reel parts are shiny clean and they are covered with a layer of silicone lubricant, I re-assemble the reel and wind the fly line through a soft, dry cloth back onto the spool. Bones are notorious for their overwhelming speed and power on ‘light’ tackle, often leading to snapped tippets. The Feathers and Fluoro team would like to recommend revising the engineering behind the one way plunger mechanism and besides closing the visual gap between the housing and the one way plunger (in its normal, engaging/protruding position – as shown in the photo below) the plunger should fit more snug to prevent any sand from entering the housing around it. Frequent application of neatsfoot lubricant on the cork disk is recommended by Shilton Reels to ensure a long-lasting drag system. The Shilton SR Series is the latest addition to our already sterling range of reels. The Shilton SL series reels are not complicated to use or take apart when cleaning the inner parts; they are also hardy fishing tools – the spools are very strong and do not bend easily when dropped on the floor for instance. The Shilton Team comprise of avid, experienced fly fisherman who are committed to serving the Shilton community and offering a service second to none. You only need to put down 10% upfront to secure your pre-order and your reels will be shipped as soon as the final payment is made once the stock arrives. The black finish, although practical, has a more generic look and one would for instance not necessarily be able to tell it apart from similar reels on the market in mug shots or other fishing photos (unless the name is clearly visible of course). The kite flying with a big bait off Umgeni Mouth on a winter morning was legendary back in the day. The Revolutionary Shilton CR3 Ultra Arbor, 6082 T6 high grade aluminium fly fishing reel. This unfortunately happened to me while casting at kingfish cruising at a fair pace along a beach and not only did the fly line form a bird’s nest during my frantic line stripping exercise, I had to stop fishing and strip the reel to find and fix the ‘little’ problem (a rough rinse in the saltwater with the hole facing towards the ground did the trick). After fixing the issue, by opening the plunger housing and removing the sand, it was clear to me that the visual gap in the housing was not the only issue. Manufactured since 1999, our renowned Shilton Fly Reels are crossing all frontiers in the international fly-fishing arena. Local (South African) fish on the Shilton SL saltwater series. The Shilton SR Series is the latest addition to the already sterling range of Shilton reels. Log In. I simply used the butt of my line nippers to unscrew and tighten up the draw bar nut on the Shilton. Other. The older reel pouches came with a lovely little ‘stash pocket’ in which the neatsfoot lubricant container fitted snuggly. Derzeit gibt es drei Rollenserien "CK", "CL" und "SL", die insgesamt 11 verschiedene Modelle umfassen. The Shilton SR Series is the latest addition to the already sterling range of Shilton reels. This was not due to the fact that it was a proudly South African product that was advertised widely, but the fact that the early Shilton designs were already capable of landing large, oceanic fishes, such as GT’s and yellowfin tuna. Richard Wale at Upstream Flyfishing loaded the SL8 with more than 550 m of 80 lb braid and a shooting head sinking line; and the SL6 can be loaded with 275 m of 65 lb braid and a fly line. The one way plunger hole in which sand can collect, potentially leading to failure in drag, Placing the draw bar nut back onto the draw bar assembly after removing these parts prevents it from getting lost in the sand or boat hull. It is also advised to perform these changes at home on a big, clean, well lit surface prior to your trip, since many of the small parts may easily be lost in the stripping process. Since the Socotra Island Archipelago trip in October 2014 (http://feathersandfluoro.com/?p=8017), I’ve started to target fish species that are less frequently caught on fly tackle in South Africa, including dusky kob and spotted grunter. Correction: I’d like to start this post with a correction pointed out by Chad Hubbard from Shilton [...] Read More 46KG GT ON FLY! Built to handle harsh saltwater environments […] Sale. The reviews may include photos and information on the SL6, SL7 and SL8 reels. A look inside the reel will reveal a very simple cork drag disc onto which pressure is applied by the spool. We can provide many products relating to Shilton SL Series Saltwater Fly Reel and other Fishing, Fishing Reels 's. From their weight and thickness, it is clear that the Shilton saltwater SL series spools will not bend easily. The Shilton SL series reels are not complicated to use or take apart when cleaning the inner parts; they are also hardy fishing tools … from R 5,695.95. It also had a Velcro lock, ensuring that the smallish container wouldn’t fall out and get lost. SHILTON Fliegenrollen werden in Nelspruit/Südafrika gebaut und sind die absolute Nr.1 bei den lokalen Fliegenfischern. Current City and Hometown. Quick View Shilton Fly Reel CR. If you don’t carry a Leatherman with you on fishing outings (my Leatherman has a number of screw-driver bits from fine to large), the plunger issue may be a nightmare to fix on a fishing trip. Constant use and time in the field is the only real test. SHILTON Reels CK 2. Derzeit gibt es drei Rollenserien "CK", "CL" und "SL", die insgesamt 11 verschiedene Modelle umfassen. This is the second review in a series of on-going articles that will focus on the performance of the Shilton Saltwater SL series reels. Alphonse Fishing Company, Tourette, and Fly Leaders (to name just three) choose Shilton as their reel of choice. Nevertheless, we caught lovely bones and other inshore and offshore fishes, and lost a bit of weight too. No places to show. Despite the fact that there is still room to improve the Shilton SL series (as described above in this review), this Shilton range is still hardy and the performance will beat many other brands that manufacture ‘larger’ reels (designed for 8 – 12 wt or even heavier rods) suitable for saltwater species. 33 talking about this. At one point I purposefully dumped the reel onto soft sand, since it seemed unrealistic to me that this never happened – as it so often does with other reels; but there was none of it…. Constant use and time in the field is the only real test. Home / Shilton Reels (Fly Fishing) / Page 1 of 1. Chad addressed the issue I experienced in Socotra with the one way plunger getting trapped in its housing when sand enters the gap between the plunger and its housing by suggesting a slight ‘stretch’ of the springs inside the chamber. The plunger is situated in a separate little chamber (the one way plunger housing) and protrudes out of a small hole in the chamber. The Hardy Ultralite MTX-S is Hardy's further development of their first fly reel featuring a hybrid carbon fibre / alloy main frame construction - the MTX. Delivered straight to your door within 3 working days. The smoothest drag on the market, giving you the confidence to stop that fish – every time. We can provide many products relating to Shilton Coloured SR Series Fly Reel and other Fishing Reels … This may easily happen when camping on a beach and fishing off a skiff with anchor ropes and fish nets piled into the hull. Despite the fact that there is still room to improve the Shilton SL series (as described above in this review), this Shilton range is still hardy and the performance will beat many other brands that manufacture ‘larger’ reels (designed for 8 – 12 wt or even heavier rods) suitable for saltwater species. Sold Out. Are you geared up for the upcoming Tiger Season in SA? The super large arbor design offers rapid, yet smooth line retrieval and less line memory. Unfortunately, the newer pouches simply have an elastic band on the side to hold the tube in place and the tube may easily fall out and get lost (which nearly happened to me, but luckily I found it ‘floating around’ in my luggage). Chips and bumps will be less visible on the anodised aluminium finish, which is this look’s up side. Manufactured since 1999, our renowned Shilton Fly Reels are crossing all frontiers in the international fly-fishing arena. Shilton Reels (Fly Fishing) Shilton Fly Reel SL . On the back of the success of the CL, Shilton Reels began R&D on a saltwater reel. Our Shilton Fly Reels have been extensively tested in the field and placed under intense conditions and trials over many years. I recently had the opportunity to test two saltwater Shilton models on a trip to the Socotra Islands. Apart from the CR4, this series has the same drag design as the CL and CK. The reels typically weighed slightly more than what was indicated in the reel brochures: Saltwater SL6 – 241.332 g (specified weight –  230.000 g), Saltwater SL7 – 302.394 g (specified weight –  290.000 g). One of several bonefish landed on the Shilton SL6 in the Socotra Islands archipelago. Shilton Fly Reel SL. This is to the angler’s benefit I believe, since little adjustment is required to increase the drag after hooking into a good fish – and the drag adjustment knob has a lot of play, which means that the drag can be tightened to near lock-up and still be loosened fairly easily afterwards. Copyright 2012 - 2019 Avada | All Rights Reserved | Powered by, SEEING IS BELIEVING: SMITH CARAVAN MAG CHROMAPOP REVIEW, Shilton Saltwater SL series review continued…. The Shilton SR Series is the latest addition to our already sterling range of reels. Our range of Shilton Fly Reels are highly sought after and remain a much loved brand in South Africa and countries around the globe. The black finish may and will chip when the reel is bumped on a rock, but the coating is very durable if compared to other reel coatings I have personal experience with and if looked after well, it will last a very long time (remain in a good-looking condition for a 10 year period in my opinion). The SR series have been designed from the ground up with the saltwater angler in mind, rugged functionality with high grade 6082 T6 aluminium to give you the edge you need in any saltwater scenario. Even though my one shilton reel is now 8 years old, they still replaced some of the bearings free of charge – even though the problem was a result of my carelessness.Fantastic product, with great service to match…, […] this post with a correction pointed out by Chad Hubbard from Shilton Reels; in my previous post (http://feathersandfluoro.com/?p=9219) I commented on the neatsfoot lubricant included in the reel pouch and that it could be used on the […]. Shilton SL8 Black When the very first saltwater Shilton SL8 Black reels were introduced to the market, they were an instant success. The sole purpose of the neatsfoot lubricant is to moisten and lubricate the cork drag disc and Shilton Reels do not recommend using it on the metal parts of the reel as a means of protection against corrosion. The Shilton SR Series is the latest addition to our already sterling range of reels. The cloth dries the line and provides friction to wind it up tight enough to prevent the line from cutting into itself when fighting the big fish you hook on the next fishing trip to the sea. The author with a silver kob landed on a Shilton SL6 on the West Coast of South Africa – photo by Jimmy Eagleton, The Shilton SL series plunger function and construction. There is no other reel that serves AFC better.” Although a slightly more robust drag system was necessary to fight the sharks, a smooth drag was important to protect the light tippet material used when we targeted the faster smaller species, i.e., the striped mullet and juvenile garrick. Sign Up. This series of reel features an ultra large arbor for less line memory and quicker line pick-up. A small plastic ‘stopper’ (one way plunger) carries the responsibility to create the clicking sound and/or engage the drag. However, after I detected some corrosion on the Shilton stainless bearings after extended saltwater trips, I discussed my reel cleaning method with other people and Edward Truter mentioned the following: Use Quantum Hot Souce grease (a sticky red grease) on the inner moving parts (including bearings) of your reels, it blocks water out completely and prevents corrosion well. Unfortunately, the gear review terms and conditions did not allow more thorough wear and tear and rust durability testing. The most noticeable thing about the Shilton saltwater SL-series drag system is that it tightens up remarkably quickly when adjusting the drag adjustment knob. Changing the spool to fit the left-hander (changing the direction of the retrieve) is not simple and takes a good 6 minutes to complete (if the right tools are at hand). Frequent application of neatsfoot lubricant on the cork disk is recommended by Shilton Reels to ensure a long-lasting drag system. The Shilton CR Series include our latest range of freshwater reels perfectly engineered for 3-6 weight fly rods. Coupled with extraordinary good looks, the CR Series makes for a great fly reel to add to your Shilton … We are proud of our products’ reputation and are confident in their reliability, durability and unsurpassed quality. The Shilton kit included the saltwater SL6 (that easily supports an 8 wt to 10 wt outfit in my opinion) and saltwater SL8 (that supports a 14 wt + outfit); the former for bonefish and smaller in-shore reef species and the latter for GTs and any other large pelagic predators. Despite the fact that there is still room to improve the Shilton SL series (as described above in this review), this Shilton range is still hardy and the performance will beat many other brands that manufacture ‘larger’ reels (designed for 8 – 12 wt or even heavier rods) suitable for saltwater species. 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