Starting at just £70.00, here's what Total Flyfisher had to say about the SKB Cassette in their May 2014 edition:
"This great looking - very trendy in fact - cassette reel from SKB is a handy addition when you have so many fly lines to accomodate, and is made from high-grade barstock T6062 aluminium machined into an ultra-light model that'll take a 6, 7 or 8-wt line. The anodising is spot-on as this will reduce the likelihood of the reel being chipped. The most impressive thing with these reels, as well as the funky colour, is their price point! They represent very good value for money, the drag system is good and is more than capable of stopping any fish we're likely to encounter in the UK."
Push-out spools made from very light but very strong Polycarbonate. Diameter 90mm/65mm Width 25mm.
Currently available in Bronze Shellback. Web Back and Tri-Pillar, Brushed Bronze Tri-Pillar, Blue Tri-Pillar and Gunmetal Shellback varieties (see pictures for back plate differences). Cassette spools are interchangeable with all designs and colours of these reels.
Powerful but smooth drag system with a one-way floating bearing
Easy, tool-less direction change! Weight of reel with cassette is 184-194 grams.
Very low cost extra cassettes at only £4.00 each
Reel comes in nylon zipped pouch with two extra spools (three in total)
Rated at 6/7/8 they will even take a WF9F at a squeeze with absolute minimal backing and only require approximately 70m of 20lb backing for a standard 7wt which further keeps the over all weight down and when you are carrying 14 spools of line, well - it really does help!