„I have been priviliged to have been involved with Einarsson reels since the inception of the 9+ and have used the reel extensively on the Gaula and Stjordal rivers in Norway. This reel has been tested a long way past the normal point of destruction many times and comes through with flying colours year after year. This reel is simply bombproof - it has been dropped, dragged into the river, thrown on to stones, and still performs faultlessly on big salmon! As a guide my guests have used the Einarsson 9+ to land over 350 salmon in excess of 10kg over the last 4 seasons, with the 9+ being used to catch the biggest salmon in the Gaula in 2013 (20.8 kg) and 2014 (22.3 kg). The Einarsson drag is without a doubt the best I have ever used in 30 seasons guiding, and when this is combined with the engineering and strength of the Einarsson chassis you have a winning combination which will give you the edge when you are attached to your own 40 pounder.“
( Simon Kitcher guide at Gaula and Stjordal rivers in Norway )
„On my last trip to Norway and Russia I landed 24 salmon and lost only 3, which is a very unusally low number of lost fish. I can not prove it but I believe that the reel did so much in helping me land the salmon, thanks to the smooth brake. In short I was extremely pleased with my Invictus reel. It's easy for me to recommend this reel to all salmon anglers.“
( Árni Baldursson is the president of Lax-a Angling Club )
Allan C. Shephard
„I am convinced that the drag system is the best available for playing lively fish. The cushioning effect of the spring removes start-up inertia as line is taken against the drag, perfect for awkward moments when fish jump or suddenly get a burst of energy at the closing stages of the fight. This is my favourite salmon reel, it will help you land more fish.“.
( Allan C. Shephard is Brands and Marketing Manager for Farlows Sportfish Group )
„I had heard about the Einarsson reels from my friends in Europe, but had never seen one until we sought one out for our 2014 Yellowstone Angler 8-weight fly reel comparison. We were really impressed and out of 25 of the best fly reels in the world, The Einarsson 9plus very nearly won overall. It was a very close second. If we had the 7Plus it would have won. Then later I got a 7 Plus myself and used it extensively fishing for big bonefish on Cuba’s north coast in Cayo Coco and it performed superbly! This is a very light reel with a fantastically smooth drag. These plus series reels are a perfect combination on any fresh or saltwater rod. Then the Invictus reels with their very sophisticated drag system are at the top of the mountain for Atlantic Salmon reels and the best reel in the world to put on any two handed rod. Yes, they are expensive but if you are a dedicated angler they are worth every penny. To say that we were impressed with these reels is an understatement!“
( George Anderson, President and owner of the Yellowstone Angler Inc., Livingston Montana, USA )
"In my experience, there are two problems with modern reels for Atlantic salmon fishing: the absence of a fully enclosed cage (which allows thin shooting line like Compline or Flat Beam to slip between the cage and spool) and an excess of start-up inertia (which salmon feel very quickly when the angler fishes directly from the reel as I do). The Einarsson Invictus solves both of these issues with a fully enclosed cage and the new patent-pending SAB drag system, which completely eliminates start-up inertia for fish with notoriously soft mouths. The Einarsson Invictus is unquestionably the finest modern reel for the uncompromising pursuit of salar with double-handed rods."
( Topher Browne - Author of Atlantic Salmon Magic and 100 Best Flies for Atlantic Salmon )