Iwana Fly Reels are the perfect pairing for any bamboo or fibreglass fly rod. Or any graphite rod where you want a classic looking reel to complement it. Iwana reels pay homage to the classic fly reels created by Sam Bogdan.

In 2019, Liu Shaojie and Wang Liang met each other beside a beautiful river filled with iwana trout. Based on their shared passion, the two became close friends. In 2020, Liu and Wang started to produce their classic-looking reels and named them “IWANA” after the trout they pursued.

Then, based on Stan Bogdan’s prototype reel, they built three classic fly-fishing reels to deal with the small- and medium sized trout they encountered.

If you’re looking for a classically-styled reel to complement your bamboo rod or simply want a beautiful reel in your collection, then an Iwana fly reel is the reel for you. Put these reels alongside a reel made by Stan Bogdan and you’d be hard pressed to tell the difference!