The NitrogenXD is a heavy-weight contender ready to assist you in battling all the "bucket list fish" year after year, destination after destination. It's built tough from military grade 7075-T aluminum bar stock (the same material that is used for airplane structures) and boasts a proprietary full frame cage CNC design. The full cage frame is engineered to deliver unmatched performance by preventing distortion from extreme torque when fighting heavy aggressive fish. The Kiritimati was tested on sharks, tarpon, roosters, permit and all the abuse necessary to target these species, including boat rash, brackish salt build up, and travel. This reel has a fully sealed waterproof system to protect it for a lifetime.
This reel utilizes a true, type 3 anodizing that is unlike any other fly reel available today. The finish is many times deeper and harder proving a surface that is highly scratch and corrosion resistant. The type 3 finish renders the aluminum "non-reactive" so that other metals cannot create a galvanic reaction (rust and corrosion) in the presence of an alkali (saltwater). This creates a reel that will hold its beauty and function for a lifetime.
Like all of Wetfly's rods and reels, the NitrogenXD fly reel comes with an Unconditional Lifetime Warranty.
Competing in an niché industry is not easy, but building a reel that outperforms the competition is a matter of battling the strongest fish and learning what works and what doesn't. take for instance the Nitrogen XD full frame cage design-- this was designed after seeing countless other reels tweak and bend with extreme heat and inertia from large fish like tarpon and tiger sharks. Trust us, you don't want that to happen if you have a fish of lifetime and your reel fails.