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: Cabelas XSS fly reel

05-14-2009, 02:35 PM
Hi Does anyone has a Cabelas XSS fly reel for saltwater fishing? I would like to hear some comments about this fly reel. The price is right but I am worry about the quality of the reel. Thank you


05-14-2009, 04:56 PM
Not familiar with the reel, but in a former life, Pflueger Medalist was the go to reel for saltwater, and it was not designed for that environment. A daily soak and rinse in freshwater kept them relatively rust free.

There are a lot of inexpensive reels out there for saltwater, e.g. TFO, Orvis, Albright, etc.