Fly reels have changed quite a bit over the years. From the old-style spring and pawl fly reels to today’s large arbor fly reels, it isn’t hard to see some big differences in the makeup of fly reels. While the industry standard of reels today is undoubtedly the large arbor fly reel, some sportsmen still prefer the old method of click and pawl, or spring and pawl fly reels. Spring and pawl fly reels feature a small “pawl,” or clicker which pivots around a post, engaging gears which connect to the inside of the spool. In order to resist the tension of the clicker, spring and pawl fly reels have a small spring which puts pressure on the back of the pawl. Certain models also feature some kind of tension adjustment screw on the spring, allowing the angler to choose how much pressure is put on the pawl. If you’re interested in buying or selling spring and pawl fly reels, ReelTrail has the resources you need. We’re the perfect one-stop-shop for anyone looking to buy or sell fly fishing gear, and we won’t let you down. ReelTrail.com is the marketplace for outdoor enthusiasts to buy and sell used, vintage, and new outdoor gear online. Welcome to the ultimate outdoor gear and adventure website.