Red Truck Diesel Click Fly Reel 5/6 Weight

(4 customer reviews)


For a do-it-all trout reel with the look, sound and feel of the reels of old, look no further than the Diesel 5/6.

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Red Truck Diesel Click 5/6 Fly Reel

Here at Red Truck we have a motto “Trout is King.” Basically, this means there are more trout fly fisherman than any other species. We knew to be successful we had to have the best trout reel on the market. With that thought in mind we spent two years testing and refining (the testing is the fun part) what would become Diesel 5/6.When our friends started fishing the Diesel Fly Reels it was clear we had accomplished our mission. It’s perfectly sized for a five or six weight line system with plenty of backing, should a large trout head downriver. The smooth drag has the perfect range to keep large fish from coming unbuttoned. Not only does this fly reel look and sound like a “true” trout reel, it has all the contemporary performance and craftsmanship you deserve. Fully-machined from solid bar-stock aluminum and anodized for a long life of use, you can rest assured you’ve made a smart investment in your sport.

Red Truck Diesel Fly Reels

  • When we set out to design the Diesel Series of fly reels, our main goal was to make reels that we ourselves would enjoy fishing forever. We jogged our memories for ideas from our favorite reels from the past and pored over our huge selection of modern designs, picking and choosing the features and styles that, to us, embody the perfect freshwater fly reel.
  • The criteria were fairly simple: the reel had to be functional, durable, and beautiful. It had to look and sound like a fly reel. It had to have the appeal to stand the test of time. In short, it had to deserve to exist. Fully machined from anodized aluminum, the Diesel is corrosion-, scratch-, and impact-resistant. The proven click-pawl drag system is dependable, simple, and easily convertible from right to left-hand wind. Should you need to apply more pressure on fired-up trout and steelhead, the exposed palming rim is there for you.
  • With sweet incoming and out-going clicks, Diesel reels will satisfy anglers yearning for the simple elegance of yesteryear. And by narrowing the spool and increasing its diameter, we engineered large arbor performance into the Diesel, with the superior backing capacity of a standard arbor reel.
  • We won’t go so far as to say that the Diesel reel will catch you more fish. But its sweet sound and downright classic style will help you enjoy the fish you do catch all the more.

Diesel Click Fly Reels are proudly made in South Korea.



  • Weight: 4.9 oz.
  • Spool Diameter: 3.25 in.
  • Spool Width: 0.7 in.
  • Capacity: WF5F 90 yds. 20# ; WF6F 75 yds. 20



4 reviews for Red Truck Diesel Click Fly Reel 5/6 Weight

  1. David Anderson

    My new red truck 5/6 weight fly reel is outstanding. It’s great classic appearance is matched by a really solid and sturdy mechanism. It has an ageless appeal when matched and cast with my Hardy CC de France quad conversion and original Bill Edwards #50 quadrate bamboo rods. I’m really looking forward to putting these combinations into action in our coming season in South Eastern Australia. Keep up the good work!!!!!
    David Anderson
    “Riverstoned” Cane Rods

  2. Sean P (verified owner)

    Hypnotic sound when you hook a fish … most beautiful sound I’ve ever heard. The drag is so smooth and the craftsmanship on the reel is out of this world. A real work of art. I know in fly fishing people say the reel just holds the line but after fighting a big Arctic Char on the reel I disagree! This real and a Red Truck yellow (fiberglass) rod land big fish!!!!

  3. Todd

    Holy cow this reel is so nice and very fun to use. Very high quality with beautiful design, sound and feel. Everything you could want from a reel.

  4. Zak

    History and prestige aside, these are as good in fit and finish as any hardy reel made. They are just incredible value.

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