A fortunate few anglers in the US have been lucky enough to test the prototype MAKO reels and already they have accounted for numerous marlins, sailfish, tarpon and other species. Captains Scott Leon and Jake Jordan have both been field testing the new MAKO reels for some time now and from all accounts it looks like the MAKO reels are lighter than the original Charlton reels and also have an improved drag (if that can be possible). All reels continue the Jack Charlton design features of the legendary Signature Series reels; fully sealed with o-rings and proprietary carbon impregnated Teflon lip seals, oversized calibrated drag knobs with one turn stop to stop providing the full range of drag, multi-disk full contact carbon fibre drag system utilizing "button technology" to eliminate start-up friction, "taperloc" quick change spools and a 3 ball bearing spindle assembly. The new reels are produced to the highest machining standards and the polish and finish is second to none.
MAKO Fly Reels by Jack Charlton are beloved by many saltwater anglers. And at a price tag that is nearly double the cost of the competition, many argue that the cost is worth it.
The NEW unique Mako 3500 fast retrieve spinning reel by KastKing® has a powerful 5.1:1 gear ratio yet gives you an impressive line retrieve rate for its size. Crank the Mako spinning reel through its CNC machined aluminum handle to pick up 36 inches of line per turn. You will love the revolutionary design rotor brushes that prevent your line from dropping down on to your spool skirt during retrieve. Mako spinning reels reduce loops and snarls. 8 + 1 shielded stainless steel bearings, 22 lbs drag. KastKing Mako Spinning Reels are available at
Mako Reels Inc. began in 2005, as Jack and Judy Charlton along with business partner Mark Vorobik,
and technical advisor Jake Jordan began to build the finest salt water fly fishing reel ever produced.