Invictus features the Shock Absorbing Brake, a patented drag system which produces a smoother delivery and greater control. How does the SAB drag system work? When a fish pulls on the line, conventional reels convert that energy to heat, but the Invictus with SAB stores part of that energy in a spring which levels out the shock waves when a fish jumps or shakes its head. This results in the smoothest possible drag and a softer experience for the angler, with fewer line breaks and more landed fish.


Learn more about Einarsson Fly Fishing and their original reel: The Plus.

Type III Hard Anodizing

All Invictus reels are Type III Hard Anodized. Unlike the Type II anodizing used on most reels, Type III can be applied to an extreme thickness with a bullet hard coating. This is the ultimate coating for an outdoor product.

Made in Iceland

The Invictus is engineered and assembled at the Einarsson factory in Iceland. The entire process is monitored to ensure a high quality product.

Three Sizes

The 6/8 is suitable for single-handed rods and switch rods. The 8/10 is ideal for switch rods and light to medium double-handed rods. The 10/12 is a great match for heavyweight 14' to 16' rods.


All Einarsson reels carry a limited lifetime warranty against defects in construction and workmanship for the original owner. Most work and repair will be completed in the US. If for any reason there is a delay in repairing a reel, the owner will be offered another reel until the repair is complete.
Read more here about the warranty.

Einarsson Invictus Reels

Einarsson Invictus 6 8
Invictus 6/8
Einarsson Invictus 8 10
Invictus 8/10
Einarsson Invictus 10 12
Invictus 10/12
Rod Weights 6-8 8-10 10-12
Weight 264 g 272 g 326 g
Frame Size 3.9" x 1.26" x 2.13" 4.09" x 1.26" x 2.13" 4.49" x 1.42" x 2.44"
Capacity 130 yds WF8F
30 lb micron
165 yds WF8F
30 lb micron
250 yds WF10F
30 lb micron
Material Aircraft Grade
6061 T651 Aluminum
Aircraft Grade
6061 T651 Aluminum
Aircraft Grade
6061 T651 Aluminum

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SAB Drag

The Torque Spring

The torque spring forms the connection between the fish and the drag system. It stores part of the fish-generated energy in a way similar to a bending fly rod. The torque spring is key to leveling out the shock waves caused by a fighting fish.

Drag Unit

Stainless steel and carbon fiber disks are stacked to form the drag unit.

Drag Bolt

The drag bolt links the torque spring to the one-way bearing.

One-Way Bearing

This bearing turns freely in one direction (when the angler winds in the line) and locks around the drag bolt which activates the torque spring and, in turn, the drag unit.

SAB Comparison

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George and James Anderson of Yellowstone Angler discuss Einarsson Fly Reels

Visit our YouTube channel for more videos, including instructions for changing the retrieve direction on Invictus reels.