Nautilus X-Series



NAUTILUS® X-SERIES

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, STRENGTH, SMOOTHNESS & 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.

Available in brushed titanium or black anodizing.

Custom shop available. 

Model Line Capacity – Weight Diameter
XS 3/4 WF3+85,
WF4+100
3.25″
XM 4/5 WF4+130, WF5+105 – 4.1 oz 3.5″
XL 6/7 WF6+175, WF7+150 – 4.7 oz 4″
XL MAX 8/9 WF8+175, WF9+150 – 4.7 oz 4″
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.
TPX
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..
Perpetually repels contaminants from braking system.
Wrap your line or hang your fly on it (*optional accessory)
Giga: The Uber arbors of fly fishing reels. Reel in more than a foot per turn of the handle. A unique design feature of these spools is grooves that let the bottom of the backing breathe to promote faster drying. The giga arbors have redefined large arbor reel design.

Specs & Pricing

Dacron (micron) Backing Capacities

X REEL MODEL LINE WEIGHT (WF) + YARDS BACKING DACRON (MICRON) BACKING CAPACITIES
1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12 13 BACKING
#
WEIGHT (OZ) DIAMETER (INCHES) WIDTH REEL
PRICE
SPOOL
PRICE
XS 90  75  55 20# 3.8 3.25 1.00 $275 $145
XM 130  110  85 20# 4.1 3.50 1.00 $295 $155
XL 175  150  125 20# 4.7 4.00 1.00 $345 $175
XL Max 200 175  150 20# 4.7 4.00 1.00 $395 $225
 

CCF-X2
X2 6/8 225 200 175 20# 7.6 4.00 1.00 $445 $220
X2 8/10 Giga Arbor 250 225 200 30# 8.6 4.50 1.00 $545 $240
X2 10/12 Giga Arbor 300 275 250 30# 8.9 4.50 1.00 $560 $265
X2 SILVER KING Giga Arbor 300 275 250 30# 9.1 5.00 1.00 $695 $335
NV NV G-5/6 Giga Arbor 175 150 125 20# 5.1 3.50 1.09 $590 $265
NV G-6/7 Giga Arbor 200 175 150 20# 5.7 3.75 1.09 $635 $285
NV G-7/8 Giga
Arbor
 225 200 175 20# 6.6 4.00 1.09 $685 $295
NV G-8/9 Giga Arbor 225  200  175 30# 7.2 4.25 1.09 $725 $315
NV G-9/10 Giga Arbor 250 225 200 175 30# 8.3 4.50 1.20 $825 $350
NV MONSTER Giga Arbor 375 350 325 30# 9.9 5.00 1.30 $945 $420
NV MONSTER G-10/11 Giga Arbor 250 225 200 30# 9.9 5.00 1.30 $945 $420
NV SPEY 400-550 550gr head with .030” running line +150 yds 30# 8.1 4.25 1.10 $750 $335
NV SPEY 450-750 750gr head with .030” running line +150 yds 30# 9.1 4.50 1.10 $850 $355

 

Gelspun (GSP) Backing Capacities

X REEL MODEL LINE WEIGHT (WF) + YARDS GELSPUN
1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12 13 GSP#
XS 170 140 100 50#
XM 240 200 160 50#
XL 270 230 50#
XL Max 360 220 270 50#
 

CCF-X2
X2 6/8 410 360 320 50#
X2 8/10 Giga Arbor 450 410 360 50#
X2 10/12 Giga Arbor 540 500 450 50#
X2 SILVER KING Giga Arbor 540 500 450 50#
NV NV G-5/6 Giga Arbor 270 230 180 50#
NV G-6/7 Giga Arbor 320 270 230 50#
NV G-7/8 Giga
Arbor
 410 360 50#
NV G-8/9 Giga Arbor 410  360  320 50#
NV G-9/10 Giga Arbor 450 410 360 320 50#
NV MONSTER Giga Arbor 680 630 590 50#
NV MONSTER G-10/11 Giga Arbor 450 410 360 50#

Dacron (micron) Backing Capacities

LINE WEIGHT (WF) + YARDS BACKING X
REEL MODEL XS XM XL XL MAX
1
2
3 90
4 75 130
5 55 110
6 185 175
7 150 200
8 125 175
9 150
10
11
12
13
 DACRON (MICRON) BACKING CAPACITIES BACKING #  20# 20#  20#  20#
WEIGHT (OZ)  3.8  4.1  4.7  4.7
DIAMETER (INCHES) 3.25 3.50 4.00 4.00
WIDTH 1.00 1.00 1.00 1.00
REEL PRICE $275 $295 $345  $395
SPOOL PRICE $145 $155 $175  $225
LINE WEIGHT (WF) + YARDS BACKING CCF – X2
REEL MODEL X2 6/8 X2 8/10 X2 10/12 X2 SILVER KING
1 Giga Arbor Giga Arbor Giga Arbor
2
3
4
5
6 225
7 200
8 175 250
9 225
10 200 300 300
11 275 275
12 250 250
13
 DACRON (MICRON) BACKING CAPACITIES BACKING
#
 20# 30# 30# 30#
WEIGHT (OZ)  7.6  8.6 8.9 9.1
DIAMETER (INCHES) 4.00 4.50 4.50 5.00
WIDTH 1.00 1.00 1.00 1.00
REEL
PRICE
$445 $545 $560  $695
SPOOL
PRICE
$220 $240 $265  $335
LINE WEIGHT (WF) + YARDS BACKING NV
REEL MODEL NV G-5/6 NV G-6/7 NV G-7/8 NV G-8/9 NV G-9/10
1 Giga Arbor Giga Arbor Giga Arbor Giga Arbor Giga Arbor
2
3
4 175
5 150 200
6 125 175
7 150 225
8 200 225 250
9 175 200 225
10 175 200
11 175
12
13
 DACRON (MICRON) BACKING CAPACITIES BACKING
#
 20# 20# 20# 30#  30#
WEIGHT (OZ) 5.1 5.7 6.6 7.2  8.3
DIAMETER (INCHES) 3.50 3.75 4.00 4.25  4.50
WIDTH 1.09 1.09 1.09 1.09  1.20
REEL
PRICE
$590 $635 $685  $725  $825
SPOOL
PRICE
$265 $285 $295  $315  $350
LINE WEIGHT (WF) + YARDS BACKING NV
REEL MODEL NV MONSTER NV MONSTER G-10/11 NV SPEY 400-550 NV SPEY 450-750
1 Giga Arbor Giga Arbor 550gr head with .030” running line +150 yds 750gr head with .030” running line +150 yds
2
3
4
5
6
7
8
9  250
10  225
11  375 200
12 350
13 325
 DACRON (MICRON) BACKING CAPACITIES BACKING #  30# 30# 30# 30#
WEIGHT (OZ) 9.9 9.9 8.1 8.1
DIAMETER (INCHES) 5.00 5.00 4.25 4.50
WIDTH 1.30 1.30 1.10 1.10
REEL PRICE $945 $945 $750  $850
SPOOL PRICE $420 $420 $335  $355

Gelspun (GSP) Backing Capacities

LINE WEIGHT (WF) + YARDS GELSPUN FWX
REEL MODEL FWX 1/3 FWX 3/4 FWX 5/6 FWX 7/8
1 170
2 150  270
3 120 220
4 180 320
5 270
6 230  450
7 410
8 360
9
10
11
12
13
GSP# 50# 50# 50# 50#
LINE WEIGHT (WF) + YARDS GELSPUN CCF – X2
REEL MODEL X2 6/8 X2 8/10 X2 10/12 X2 SILVER KING
1 Giga Arbor Giga Arbor Giga Arbor
2
3
4
5
6 410
7 360
8 320 450
9 410
10 360 540 540
11 500 500
12 450 450
13
GSP# 50# 50# 50# 50#
LINE WEIGHT (WF) + YARDS GELSPUN NV
REEL MODEL NV G-5/6 NV G-6/7 NV G-7/8 NV G-8/9
1 Giga Arbor Giga Arbor Giga Arbor Giga Arbor
2
3
4 270
5 230 320
6 180 270
7 230 410 410
8 360 360
9 320
10
11
12
13
GSP#
LINE WEIGHT (WF) + YARDS GELSPUN NV
REEL MODEL NV G-9/10 NV MONSTER NV MONSTER G-10/11
1 Giga Arbor Giga Arbor Giga Arbor
2
3
4
5
6
7
8 450
9 410 450
10 360 410
11 320 680 360
12 630
13 590
GSP#  50# 50#  50#