mako reels
mako reels
mako reels


MAKO Fly Reels by Jack Charlton are beloved by many saltwater anglers and the standard by which all other fly reels are measured.

Jack Charlton entered the high-end fly reel market in 1993.  The quality of design and workmanship in the original Charlton reels set new standards and over the years the various models have become collector’s items. At the end of November 07 a new series of saltwater reels called MAKO made their debut.

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 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.

In 2011, after Jack passed away, Judy decided to continue building Mako Reels to carry on their dream.

In early 2015, Judy retired from the business, and now Mark Vorobik carries on production & development. Captain Jake Jordan remains technical and fishing consultant to MAKO Reels Inc.

Thank you for your past support, we will be here to continue producing the finest salt water fly fishing reels for many years to come.