American Made Fishing Reels

We are compiling an ever growing list of U.S. fishing reel manufacturers & brands, which might include large corporations, small companies and individuals.

There are currently 11 companies in this list that make various fresh & saltwater automatic, baitcasting, fly, ice & spinning reels, which might be assembled from materials 100% manufactured here in America, but some may also contain a percentage of parts sourced outside the USA.

We've included a few details about the companies and their products along with direct links to both the manufacturer & some of their popular models.

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Abel Reels

Abel Fly Reels are consistently praised as the best. If you're looking for a top quality, custom Fly Fishing Reel, contact them today. They have some of the finest reels for fly fishing available.

All Abel products are 100% hand-crafted in their Montrose, Colorado factory by highly skilled technicians using only the finest materials. Their products are collector quality and built to withstand years of abuse.

Accurate Reels

In 1997, Accurate Fishing Products introduced its first, revolutionary, TwinDrag® system fishing reels. Almost twenty years later, Accurate has expanded its high-tech reel series to include seven blue-water models and eight light-tackle models, all of which have been readily accepted by serious fresh & saltwater sport fishermen.

Saltwater Casting

Freshwater Casting

Saltwater Spinning

Freshwater Spinning

Aspen Reels

Aspen Fly Reels are manufactured by Barrel Service Company, a family owned and operated machine shop located in San Marcos, CA. The company employs over forty machinists, operators, and support personnel in a 22,000 square foot facility.

The Aspen fly reel is strong, simple, and lightweight, making it ideal for all fly fishing applications. It will be your reliable and steady companion through season after season of fishing. Its sturdy construction will endure extremes of weather and harsh environments as well as the inevitable, though surely not intentional, rough handling.

Avet Reels

All Avet Reels are designed, machined and assembled in their factory in Chatsworth California. 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. Every part including all internals are made in house with the exception of the bearings which are sourced from several suppliers around the Los Angeles area.

Casting Reels

Golden Scout Ind.

Based in Ash Grove, MO, Golden Scout Industrial, LLC makes each and every yo yo reel under the White’s Auto-Fisher and Mechanical Fisher brands, and they take great pride in using quality products and put a level of quality into each step of manufacturing.

IRT Reels

IRT's all-American made reels are sure to give you a one-of-a-kind fishing machine to help you catch that “fish of a lifetime.” Created from their patented precision manufacturing, their aluminum spinning & fly reels are among the best on the market today. Since their first reel was sold in 2011, IRT® has been pushing forward to consistently provide the best products to their customers.

Nautilus Reels

Nautilus fly reels are the finest reels made and are the fruit of 180 years of family tradition, innovation, and excellence. Nautilus Reels are proudly made in the USA however Nautilus’s roots can be traced all the way back to 1832 Norway where Ole Mustad founded the metal mechanics company O. Mustad & Søn.

Productive Alternatives

Productive Alternatives, Inc. is committed to providing services of the highest quality, services that make a huge impact in people’s lives. A non-profit social services agency, they have been serving Minnesotans since 1959. Going forward, they are dedicated to building a better quality of life for the people they serve and for their employees.

Ice Fishing

Penn Fishing

Since Otto Henze founded the PENN Fishing Tackle Company in 1932, they've been at the forefront of modern reel design and production and pride themselves on the fact that millions of experienced anglers around the world put their faith in PENN products every day. That's what inspires them to continue their founder's dream of manufacturing the world's highest quality fishing tackle.

Saltwater Spinning

Freshwater Spinning

Ross Reels

Ross Reels has proudly called southern Colorado home for over three decades. They are now one of a few, elite fly fishing companies that engineer, machine, assemble, and service their products under one roof. That’s why 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 tools available.

Tibor Reel

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.

In 2017, Tibor Reels earned 68 new world records according to the International Game Fish Association (IGFA). This brings the Tibor’s World Record count to over 900 – more than any other fly fishing reel in history.