With there patented sealed disk drag system, Cheeky Fly Fishing utilizes an innovative PTFE composite that outperformed Rulon, carbon fiber and cork in their extensive testing of these workhorse reels. The “MAX Arbor” on all of their reels reduces line memory and maximizes line retrieval rates. One very cool feature is a channel they refer to as the B2 channel. This is basically a channel on the arbor that stores an extra 20% backing for that potentially line busting run.
These very lightweight reels have great capacity and are a cinch to changes spools or retrieve direction without the use of tools. The Mojo that we checked out is a perfect size for striped bass, permit, steelhead, or any species that might give you a tussle on the 9 weight. Weighing in at a mere 7 ounces, the Mojo has just that. And at $380, the Mojo will keep some your wallet’s mojo for extra spools or that new vise you have had your eye on.
The most striking aspect of the Cheeky reels is the beautiful styling and original looks. Where many companies just look at the Tibor’s and make a few minor changes to keep from infringing on patents, Cheeky has taken a completely original approach to reel design and come out with superb result. A small independent company, Cheeky utilized graphic designers from the ski industry to create an exceptional looking product that performs in the toughest of conditions.
To find a retailer near you or learn more about Cheeky’s quality products, visit their site at: www.cheekyflyfishing.com