Mako Reel Company, the story begins with Jack Charlton, an aerospace engineer with a passion for fly fishing who took his expertise in precision aerospace machining and applied it to an antiquated piece of fishing equipment. The result? A state-of-the-art fly reel that has changed the experience of fly fishing forever.
Early Charlton Reels featured the very first sealed drag system, setting the standard in the industry. At Mako Reel Company, we’ve continued Jack Charlton’s legacy, while continuing to innovate and develop the best reels on the market. Sealed, carbon fiber drag systems are at the heart of every Mako Reel – the only reels manufactured today that can stand up to harsh saltwater conditions and the toughest, fastest fighting gamefish in the world. Our goal is to provide the very