Shilton CR3 – Ultra Large Arbor Freshwater reel


The CR series stands out as the top choice among Shilton’s freshwater lineup. Its super-sized arbor design ensures swift yet seamless retrieval and minimal line memory. Available in CR2 to CR4 sizes, accommodating line weights 3 to 8, this range combines a remarkably light contemporary build with uncompromised functionality and durability, complementing any single-handed rod setup. The reel operates silently during both retrieval and release. Choose from titanium, black, blue, turquoise, purple, red, gold, or custom colors within the CR range.

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Shilton CR3

The Shilton CR3 is a superb super large arbor freshwater reel that offers unparalleled versatility. This reel’s lightweight and contemporary design does not sacrifice functionality or rugged durability, making it a perfect match for any single-handed rod application. The CR3 accommodates lines from 5 to 6 weight and is particularly popular for use with smaller rods on rivers and still waters. It is ideally suited for anglers who prefer a super large diameter reel with quick line retrieval. Both the incoming and outgoing retrieve on this reel are silent, ensuring a smooth and discreet operation.

The CR3 is part of the esteemed CR range, known for its high-quality construction and performance. This range is available in a variety of striking colours, including titanium, black, blue, turquoise, purple, red, gold, and custom colours to suit personal preferences.

Shilton CR3 Technical Specifications

  • Diameter: 9.7 cm / 3.8″
  • Weight: 140 g / 4.9 oz
  • Spool: Super Large Arbor
  • Protection: Type II Anodize
  • Fly Line: 5 – 6
  • Braided Backing: 100 m 30 lbs + WF6
  • Click Mechanism: In and Out
  • Designation: Fresh Water
  • Species: Trout, Yellowfish, Char

The CR3’s super large arbor design facilitates rapid line retrieval, which is crucial when fighting fast-moving fish. The reel’s durable Type II anodised finish offers excellent protection against the elements, ensuring longevity and sustained performance. The large arbor also reduces line memory, providing a smoother, more reliable casting experience.

Anglers targeting species such as trout, yellowfish, and char will find the CR3 to be an exceptional tool in their arsenal. The reel’s ability to handle braided backing with ease and its compatibility with WF6 fly lines make it versatile and efficient for a range of freshwater fishing scenarios.

Overall, the Shilton CR3 stands out in the market for its combination of lightweight design, durability, and silent operation. Whether you are fishing in a tranquil river or a still water environment, this reel promises reliability and top-notch performance, making it a favourite among discerning anglers.




Titanium, Black, Gold, Red, Blue, Purple, Turquoise, Black/Gold, Blue/Black, Blue/Gold, Gold/Black, Purple/Black, Purple/Turquoise, Red/Black, Titanium/Blue, Titanium/Blue/Blue, Titanium/Gold, Titanium/Gold/Gold, Titanium/Purple/Purple, Titanium/Red, Titanium/Red/Red, Titanium/Turquoise, Titanium/Turquoise/Turquoise, Turquoise/Black


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