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Nautilus X Reel

The Nautilus X-Series is an open-frame reel designed for lightness, strength, drag smoothness, and fast line pick up. The X-Series design has strong beams that extend from the center to a wide line guard. These angles allow for rear spool rim protection where the reel typically contacts the ground when the rod is leaned up against a wall or a car.

The totally new SCF-X drag is a sealed Teflon® and carbon fiber disc drag system. It is adjusted with a generous drag knob that offers superior gripping surface and texture for wet and cold fingers.

Designed for lightness, smoothness, and speed

The highly ventilated arch design, coupled with the dual palming rim increases spool strength by 35 %. The sides of the frame leave the spool totally exposed, and the back spool rim has a generous 1/8″ secondary palming rim for added fish control. This heavy- duty secondary palming rim has the strength to withstand everyday wear and tear.

The spool is a new spin on our ultra light, award winning Giga arbor design. It is lighter than any spool of a similar size we have ever made.

Available in three frame sizes: XS – 3.25” Diameter, 3.8 oz, XM – 3.5” diameter, 4.1 oz,  and a 4” frame XL that will accept the standard XL Giga arbor spool for a 6/7 weight and the XL MAX Giga arbor spool that will fit an 8/9 weight line. At a mere 4.7 ounces the XL and XL MAX will handle your larger fresh water species and light salt water needs perfectly.


  • Fully Machined
  • “Giga” Large Arbor Design
  • Sealed Drag Sytem
  • Hard Anodized
  • USA Made
  • Custom Options Available

Customization options include a variety of color options for the reel parts including, the reel foot, spool, frame, drag knob, drag hub color, and more. Visit the Nautilus Custom Rod Builder to take a look at all of the options available. Once your reel is designed the way you want, click on the “create order button”, complete the form and email to . Call our Bozeman fly shop at 1-877-790-5303 for help with placing your custom Nautilus Reel.


Nautilus CCF-X2 Reel Specifications | Bozeman Fly Shop


ActivSeal: The Nautilus ActivSealTM is a precision machined proprietary seal that’s featured in all our CCF-X2 and NV series reels. The ActivSeal actively repels water, sand, salt and any other contaminant to keep the braking system intact and consistent. Whether great lakes steelheading in 20-degree weather or on a Seychelles flat in 100-degree tropical torture, ActivSeal technology keeps your reel functioning at the highest level, despite the elements. Dunk it and batter it with sand, then go back to fishing. Only Nautilus Reels!

The totally new SCF-X drag is a sealed Teflon® and carbon fiber disc drag system. It is adjusted with a generous drag knob that offers superior gripping surface and texture for wet and cold fingers.

Our precision engineered thermoplastic TPX bushings are feather light, self-lubricating, inert (no corrosion) and have zero wear. This means that you have the smoothness of a bearing without the weight and with a longer lifespan.

Giga: The Über arbors of fly fishing reels that allow anglers to reel in more than a foot per turn. In addition, a unique design feature of these spools comes in grooves that let the bottom of the backing breathe to promote faster drying. The Giga arbors have redefined large arbor reel design.



  • After each outing in salt water, remove the spool and wash down the spool and housing/hub to remove sand and grit.
  • Let dry, and replace spool on housing.
  • If the reel is submerged, do the same steps (1 and 2).
  • Feel free to sporadically apply medium-to-heavy all-purpose grease, such as superlube, to the top of the hub.


All Nautilus reels carry a limited lifetime warranty for the original owner covering any defect in materials and workmanship. This warranty provides that defective Nautilus fly reels will be repaired or replaced at our option at no charge for parts and labor. This warranty does not cover damage caused by accident, misuse, improper maintenance or modification.

Repair/Service Instructions

To return a reel or spool for repair, please download and complete the repair form PDF here. Ship the reel in a protected box prepaid and insured to: Nautilus Reels, Attention: Repairs, 1549 NW 165th St., Miami, FL 33169



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