The Stinger replaces a traditional fly reel reducing unnecessary weight and mass in order to improve casting, dead drifts, hook sets, and overall fly presentation. Thoughtfully designed to be efficient, compact, lightweight, and extremely dependable—it's the best ally one can have when stalking wild trout off the beaten path.
We like the simplicity of Tenkara and the effectiveness of Euro Nymphing. We created a hybrid reel-less system without the limitations of Tenkara, and with improved functionality of Euro Nymphing. Our Stinger's minimal weight reduces arm, back, and shoulder fatigue for more accurate casting, longer dead drifts, and quicker hook sets using both traditional and new hybrid techniques.
Purposefully streamlined to catch more fish. We stripped away the unnecessary and designed the Stinger to be simple, compact, and extremely dependable with no moving parts to fail. Losses from too much line slack, or excessive line tension from improper reel drag setup is eliminated. Simply stated, it puts you in better control when fighting feisty fish on light tippet.
Stinger M1 (Silver): CNC Aerospace Aluminum
Stinger Comp (Black): Lightweight Composite
Hard Anodized in Silver and Gun Metal. Designed and crafted in the USA!
Light and strong. Designed for adjustability and customization with precise fit and finish.
The Stinger Comp incorporates a “Fly Trap” to secure and stow fly lures when on the move.
Strong and light. Trussed ribs engineered to minimize excess material and provide strength.
By eliminating the weight and rotational inertia of a reel, casting accuracy is greatly improved. Better accuracy means increased target areas.
Arm, shoulder, and back fatigue is greatly reduced due to the lighter weight. Dead drifts and fly presentation are greatly improved with longer or higher rod extension.
Going reel-less makes your rod much more sensitive since there is less weight and mass to dampen rod movements. Strike detection and Hooksets become instantaneous.
The Stinger is more compact than a reel. Carrying two rods is much easier with the Stinger's slim profile. Or, carry an extra Stinger in your pack with an alternate line set up.
Built for tactical-grade performance. Our USA-made Stinger M1 is CNC machined from 6061 T6 aircraft grade aluminum for high strength and light weight. Precisely crafted and designed for fine-tuning adjustments to the line spool, foot placement, and deck height, giving users individualized ergonomics and a custom fit. Anodized for durability and good looks. Patent pending. An optional Counterweight Kit aids tuning for balance and feel. Learn more.
Size: 177mm x 30mm x 36mm
Weight: 50 grams
The field ready Stinger Comp is built for utility and durability. The economical Comp is injection molded using a strong lightweight nylon composite material that is virtually unbreakable. This Stinger weighs in at 40 grams making it ultra-light. It holds up to 70 feet of Euro Nymphing line that’s wound at .9 ft per revolution—more than most standard reels. The convenient Fly Trap feature keeps your favorite lures accessible and secure when traveling. Patent pending. Learn more.
Size: 175mm x 35mm x 33mm
Weight: 40 grams