I just got a few pictures back from Tarpon fishing
. This fantastic reel performed flawlessly on all the tarpon I caught this trip. So far this year I have caught Striped Marlin, Tarpon and yellow Fin Tuna on my new Mako, Not a bad start…It is a pleasure to work with an organization and individual for which nothing short of perfection is acceptable.Thanks for the great reel and superlative service.
Best regards,
Bill Driscoll
Connecticut, USA

I have used and own many premium reels. When the Makos stepped in, the other reels for same applications have been only been there as backups. As if Makos need any backups. Makos’ performance is on a level of its own.
Sakari S

To say I am delighted with the reel would be an understatement. Not only is it beautiful it is one of the most incredible examples of precision engineering I have seen. It really is fantastic & a pleasure to own. I would like to add that I have shown your reel to my brother who owns a precision engineering firm … Between us we own reels from 7 different manufacturers. He agrees with me – and he should know – that your reels are superior in every aspect. You can guess where his next purchase is coming from. In the future, there is only one reel for me you will be hearing from me again …. keep up the good work.
A delighted customer.
George Bassett
Great Britain

I just want to thank you for all the effort in getting me my reels. Your customer service is second to none. As for the reels, I am blown away. I love them. No words can describe them. It’s amazing that you make any money on these reels after all the work that goes into them. Again, thanks for all your efforts on my reels. I am looking forward to a long relationship.
Greg Moon
Louisiana, USA

I just received my reels and I can’t be more happy to have it both (9500 & 9600). Thank you very much for the fast shipping, specially for the 9600.They just look fantastic and I will have the opportunity to try the 9600 this August on white marlins off Morroco. By the way, I can only tell you once again how incredible your reels are. They are worth every dollar spent. As a regular user of other very famous reel brands, I can honestly say that none of them can compete with the Makos. Period. Thank you very much.
Best regards,
Alexis JAULT
Paris, France

Merry Christmas to you and your family. All the best, great health and business. Your reels are amazing, worked like a charm.I had a 90 pound GT running away for 350-400 yards with drag in almost full force. Reel was hot, but brake was perfect and hold it all the way. Thank you for your work!
Matvey Ivanov

Today has been a very great day…. your reel, it speaks of craftsmanship! The 9500 is perfect on my 9 weight. I’ve been very lucky to own some nice spinning reels from Zeebaas and Van Staal, but no reel like the Mako. I like well made, quality gear, and the Mako makes everything else pale in comparison. Job well done and THANK YOU so much!
-Regards and many thanks
James Shin
New Jersey, USA

I got my reels the other day. Suffice it to say, they were worth the wait. The workmanship is clearly beautiful and meticulous. On the surface, they are a significant notch above any other reels I have put my hands on. I have a couple Rolexes with more manufacturing blemishes/inconsistencies than these reels. Put my 9600 and 9500 through their paces in Florida this spring. Landed my first two 100+lb tarpon: one on an 11 wt with the 9600, the other on a 10wt with the 9500. Both reels were fantastic, though the large diameter of the 9600 was a definite advantage. Numerous other fish were caught, from Snook and reds, to lemon sharks on the flats. I just wanted to thank you for a fine product, and I had no mechanical failures whatsoever (the angling skill is another subject). I am sure my next reel will, of course, be another Mako.
All the best,
Jake Battle
Texas – USA

My new 9550 10/12 Type III arrived today. I’m really pleased with the reel, the build quality is fantastic and the type 3 anodize finish looks fantastic. This reel is a nice addition to the Original Charlton Signature Series 8500.8 that i’ve owned for some years. It is a pleasure to own such a quality product, i’ve shown both of my Charltons reel to a couple of people who know nothing about fishing or fishing reels, both of whom have a background in design/engineering. Both were very impressed with the design and build quality of the reel and said “I know nothing about fishing, but that is a beautiful piece of kit”. I look forward to testing the new Mako out as soon as i get a chance, as i live in the Channel Islands in the United Kingdom there isn’t much decent fly rod game in our waters, but a trip to Florida in the next year or so should really test the reel out, till then i’m just happy to have it as a collector.
Thanks Once again
Tom Marshall

You may not remember me, but we met in Livingston when you first started. I started Osprey Driftboats a few years before then. I bought one of your first reels, a model 8400. Now I don’t chase salt water trophies, but have used this reel extensively since “93” and it’s going strong into this century, fifteen years later. I’ll test it out this year on Oregon steelhead. Thanks for building such a solid system.
best regards,
Cove, OR