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: Ballan Heirloom Classic reel - your thoughts?

07-01-2004, 10:26 PM
Hey guys, I'm making the jump to better equipment, and would like your thoughts on a rod/reel combination that I am looking at. I've found what I think is a great deal on a Winston Ibis Rod and a Bill Ballan Heirloom Classic reel. I would most likely get the 9' #6 rod, and which ever size reel would match best.

Most of my fishing is done in the high lakes of Colorado for nice 3-6lb Brookies, but I will be moving to North Carolina in the next month and plan to hit the streams and lakes there frequently.

Does anyone have any experience with the Ballan reels, especially feel and durability? I'm having trouble finding any information on them at all.

Thanks for all of your help!