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Sage ESN (Euro Nymphing) Reel 2-5wt

by Sage
Color: Stealth


Packed with a suite of specialty features, the ESN reel is designed specifically with the Euro-Nymph angler in mind and is fine tuned to the nuances of the application. Built around a super thin and large diameter arbor, this design now makes it easier to get fish on the reel quickly, minimizing the need to guide line onto the spool with your finger, all while providing consistent drag output. A unique balance system allows anglers to assemble and fine-tune a set of weights, so the ESN reel can perfectly balance any Euro Nymphing (or standard) rod. Add in a full frame that prevents fine leaders and lines from sneaking through the frame, and a sealed carbon drag system that provides a smooth uptake - leaving you with the ultimate fish-catching machine.

Our View

This is the kind of innovation we love at The Flyfisher. Sage have developed a unique balance system that allows you to add or subtract weight from the reel to achieve a perfect balance on any euro nymphing outfit or standard outfit for that matter. Very large and narrow arbor allows quick line pick-up and eliminates memory in long leaders. Without a doubt the best choice when putting together a top euro nymphing outfit.
ESN STEALTH Stealth 3 7/8in 4 15/16oz 1 1/16in FIPS Euro Nymph + 75yds/20lb
  • Full Frame
  • SCS Drag
  • One Revolution Drag Knob with numbered and detented setting
  • Ultra-Large arbor for fast line pick-up
  • Narrower spool for small volume ESN lines
  • Concave arbor for greater strength and capacity
  • Stainless steel ½, 1, and 1 ½ oz weights to adjust ideal balance point of nymphing setup
  • Easy conversion from left- to right-hand retrieve
  • Neoprene and embroidered ballistic nylon reel case & spare weight case


  • Fully machined 6061-T6 aerospace grade aluminum
  • Cold forged and tempered for superior strength and rigidity
  • Hard anodized for surface protection and corrosion resistance

Customer Reviews

Based on 1 review
Steve Clarke
An immaculate reel for nymphing

This reel is quite literally perfect for euronymphing. I have fished it on two rods - a $200 10' 3wt (AUD) rod and a $1400 10'6" (AUD) rod. This reel elevates any rod that it's on, but the effect of that elevation is greatest on the lower end rod. The extra weights for the reel are a fantastic addition. Depending on arm fatigue and the situation I'm fishing, I can somewhat quickly add or subtract weight to change the balance point of my setup and relieve my arm for longer and more effective fishing.

This reel will change your euronymphing career. I highly recommend it.