08-12-2006, 12:17 PM
Juro and you Danielsson guys might be interested in this. I had been following a used HD 9thirteen on E-bay. It sold and had a lot of bids. The winning big was $682.27. You can buy the same reel brand new from Danielsson for $430.00.
Danielsson Loop HD 9 thirteen Spey salmon fly reel
Winning bid: GBP 360.00
(Approximately US $682.27)
Ended: Aug-06-06 12:53:00 PDT
Ships to: Worldwide
Item location: Scottish Borders, United Kingdom
Item Specifics - Fishing Reels
Type: Fly Casting Brand: Danielsson
Gear Ratio / Action: Single-Action Max. Line Weight: 14
No. of Ball Bearings: -- Dexterity: --
08-12-2006, 03:27 PM
the price for that reel in Europe, according to the Danielsson website (4030 DKK) with current exchange rates, comes to roughly $700 USD equivalent
we have it good
08-13-2006, 09:47 AM
For that kind of money I would have gotten the Tibor Riptide. FishHawk
08-14-2006, 03:10 PM
You can get the HD 9-13 for $436 US from Australia + around $22 S/H. There may
be less expensive places to buy Danielsson reels, but this is the best deal I've found. I'am thinking of getting an LD 8-12 w/ an extra spool for ~$ 470 incl. shipping.
You could just buy the danielsson from Ron Larson direct in the US.
Cheaper than australia and you are buying direct from where you would get teh reel serviced if anything happened.
08-15-2006, 07:49 AM
Thanks Sean, I was looking for the the US importer on the net & didn't have much luck. Thanks again for the tip!
Danielsson is a sponsor of this site so make sure you tell them where you got the referral.
enjoy the kickass reel!
08-18-2006, 04:15 AM
For that kind of money I would have gotten the Tibor Riptide
But you would not have gotten better reel. Unlike the HD, Tibor requires some maintenance.
08-18-2006, 06:14 AM
Well rinsing off the reel after fishing is the only maintence required , that's not too much to ask.
More world class fishing records have been broken using a Tibor reel. Many top fishing guides use Tibor reels because they are reliable and have termendous drag. These are the reasons why I'm getting a Tibor reel as my treat to myself.
I have some retirement money and want a reel that will last. FishHawk
I think regular drag maintenance is a reality with any cork drag, however that's not too much to ask either. Speaking with owners who are hardcore anglers it's viewed as part of the joy of ownership by some and a regular and customary duty by others.
You deserve it and it will make a beautiful retirement reel!
Per the Daneilssons - In the back of my mind I am thinking some big company is going to buy Danielsson and the price will go back up to LOOP retail again where it was for many years. So I am picking up as many as I can to outfit myself from trout to striper to bones to tarpon to Spey while I can. It's a window of opportunity to own one of the best flyreels made at a more than fair price.
08-18-2006, 09:56 AM
Only because more world class fishing records have been broken using a Tibor reel don’t mean it is better reel….
Both reels have very powerful drag. There have been instances that Tibor would develop hydroplaning effect and for that reason they recommend to put oil or grease contain Teflon time to time.
Try to disassemble the HD and look inside then you will better appreciate the great design of Danielssons reels.
Well, one thing is certain, the HD will last at least as long as Tibor, doesn’t require any service ( unless abused) and cost $ 200-300 less, thanks for direct sale from the factory.
Try to find anyone who fish for Tarpon or large Atlantic Salmon and would complain about HD or LW manufactured by Danielsson ( including former Loop/Danielsson reels), good luck…..