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American/USA Made Fishing Reels



We are compiling an ever growing list of manufacturers, from large corporations down to individuals that produces and/or sells fishing reels made here in the United States.

This list may include fishing reels produced and assembled from parts and materials 100% manufactured here in America, but some may also contain a percentage of materials produced outside the USA.
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Fishing Reels



Updated Nov 17, 2014 by
There are currently a total of 7 reel sub-categories with 10 manufacturers.
Some of the companies listed in this directory that produce fishing reels here in the US, may also manufacture them in other countries as well. Many businesses alter their brand names, manufacturing practices and product designs with little or no notice, so if there are still questions that remain, we suggest contacting the manufacturer directly.

Baitcasting Reels

Avet Reels

Avet Baitcasting Reels

All Avet Reels feature components precision machined in the USA from solid 6061-T6 marine grade aluminum, and solid stainless steel stock, with incredible strength and corrosion resistance engineered into their design. All Aluminum components are anodized for superior corrosion resistance, as well as beautiful finishes. Avet Reels are designed for easy take-down and maintenance, with no springs or small parts that "go airborne" and disappear during basic disassembly. Avet reels are not only built well, they perform.

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Penn International Reels

Penn International Baitcasting Reels

Made in the USA, the PENN International baitcast reels are hands-down the most solidly constructed baitcast reels on the market. Perfectly balanced to complement your favorite casting rod, and built to define a new standard of reliability and quality. Big or small no fish stands a chance. Every International Baitcast reel is built with a Full Metal Body and side plates to ensure its precision gear alignment isn’t compromised under extreme force.

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Fly Reels

Abel Reels

Abel Fly Reels

Abel Fly Fishing reels and equipment are produced using the highest quality materials and craftsmanship. We've been making the best Freshwater & Saltwater Sport Fishing Reels for over 25 years.

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Aspen Reels

Aspen Fly Reels

Aspen Fly Fishing Reels are designed and manufactured in the USA. They are built for the fly fisherman who wants a premium grade reel without paying a premium price.

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Fly Logic Reels

Fly Logic Reels

This little reel, well designed and rugged, yet with a drag adjustment that will protect 7x, continues to make me grin every time I fish it. It has a big, comfortable handle. The drag adjustment is gradual. The knob is big and easy to turn (think about it on a cold morning when fingers refuse to do their duty). The drag itself is a big spring-loaded clutch...

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Innovative Reel Technologies

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IRT is excited to introduce it’s patent pending, revolutionary custom fly fishing reel design that is bound to create major waves in the fly fishing industry! IRT’s fly reel provides an anti-reverse mechanism that features a handle side drag system without the mechanical click and pawl system commonly used on “mooching” handle side drag fly reels.

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Nautilus Reels

Nautilus Reels

When you visit the Nautilus Reels factory in Miami, you encounter dedication amplified by passion, diligence fueled by tradition, and generations of experience with machinery. At Nautilus Reels, angler innovators will share with enthusiasm their cutting-edge advancements in fly fishing reel design and manufacturing in light of “Tested on Animals™” research and development with fly-targeted species from steelhead in British Columbia to trout in Montana to tarpon not far from the Nautilus camp.

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Ross Reels

Ross Fly Reels

Nestled in a small corridor at over 5,806 feet, Ross Reels™ has proudly called southern Colorado home for over three decades. We are now one of a few, elite fly fishing companies that engineer, machine, assemble, and service our products under one roof. That’s why for us, Made in the USA is a proud seal, representing the best of what American industry stands for: a dedicated, hard-working group of men and women crafting the best reels available.

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Tibor Reels

Tibor Reels

Tibor reels are made "by fishermen for fishermen," and the Juracsik family is proud their products are 100% "Made in the USA." With the exception of the ball bearings, every part of every reel is precision machined and hand assembled in their Delray Beach facility.

At the recent International Game Fish Association (IGFA) World Record Achievement Awards, Tibor Reel Corporation received First Place honors for the most world records set on their fly reels in 2013. This brings the Tibor's World Record count to 808 - more than any other fly fishing reel in history.


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Ice Fishing Reels

Productive Alternatives

Productive Alternatives has been providing vocational services for persons with disabilities for over 50 years. All persons with disabilities 18 years of age and older are eligible for services. The Fish Alert buzzes when you've got a bite - don't miss another fish with this battery operated reel alarm! Productive Alternatives, Inc.

Fish Alert

 Fish Alert

Don't miss another bite with this battery operated ice fishing reel. Just turn the switch to activate the Fish-Alert, and then sit back and fish with your ears as the 65dB buzzer will alert you to even the smallest bite (as little as 3/8 oz. of pressure will trigger the Fish Alert!). Fish Alert operates on a 9V battery (not included) and comes with a screw-on mounting bracket.

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Lever Drag Reels

Penn Torque 2-Speed Reel

Penn Torque 2-Speed Reel

Manufactured in Philadelphia, the lightweight Torque Lever Drag 2-Speed features an open top design with machined and anodized aluminum body and sideplates, along with a lightweight forged aluminum spool. Quick Shift 2-speed system easily shifts into high or low gear. Engineered to provide long lasting PENN durability, the sealed Dura-Drag washers virtually eliminate hesitation, even under extreme drag settings. Made In The USA.

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Spinning Reels

Innovative Reel Technologies

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Want the most innovative, US manufactured aluminum spinning reel available on the market today? You have come to the right place. After nearly 5 years in development, IRT spinning fishing reels are available for sale. These unique reels provide the utmost in flexibility and customization; you pick all the parts!

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Penn Z Series Spinning Reels

Penn Z Series Spinning Reels

The Penn Z Series spinning reel is built in our Philadelphia, Pennsylvania manufacturing center. Our experienced crew has been designing and producing durable, high-quality reels in this facility since 1932.

The PENN Z Series reels mean one thing....reliability. The reintrodution of the Z Series is due 100% in response to customer demand. Simple is the name of the game, that's how it was designed 50 years ago, and that's how it's built today....a true workhorse.


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Penn Torque™ Spinning Reels

Penn Torque™ Spinning Reels

Built proudly in Philadelphia, the Penn Torque™ Spinning reel was designed for anglers needing a rugged spinning reel for heavy saltwater fishing. From sharks to sailfish, the Torque spinning reel comes in three main sizes to whip anything you are after. Featuring a fully sealed system to repel saltwater and grit, the Torque ensures optimal performance in any situation. Put one to the test and see what you’ve been missing. Made in the USA.

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Star Drag Reels

Penn US Senator

Penn Baja Special

The PENN US Senator is the best Senator money can buy. Available in 3 models and built in the USA with a machined aluminum frame, stainless steel gearing, and heavy duty HT-100 drag system.

Proudly made in Philadelphia, the US Senator is an extremely powerful, smooth reel you can use for bottom-fish or deep water heavy jigging. The US Senator’s bullet-proof design and durable components allow anglers to stop fish in their tracks day after day. The deep, narrow arbor considerably increases its line capacity giving that added piece of mind when you hook into a big fish.

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