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MarkDoogue
01-28-2001, 11:08 PM
I am selling a used Ross Gunnison-4 and spare spool, both in EX+ condition. Both were purchased new in 1999 and fished very lightly (less than 10 times).

In fact, the 7wt line and backing on both the reel and the spool have only been fished 4 times. My original line choices were not to my liking so I replaced them last year.

There is 20-lb. backing on the reel and the extra spool. In the picture the reel has an Airflo multi-tip floating line on it as well. The Airflo wallet holds 4 added 12' tip sections; a floating section, an intermediate (clear) section, a fast full sink section and an ultra fast sink section. The extra spool has a full sink Wulff triangle taper line on it.

The retail value of all items pictured is $502 without tax. The reel retails for $235 and the spool is $97. The Airflo system is $115 and the Wulff line cost $55.

I am looking to recoup $350(including shipping) for the purchase of a new Ross Canyon wide arbor 9-11wt reel.

You would be hard pressed to determine that this reel and spool were not brand new. I babied them more than I would care to explain. I also didnít get to fish as much as I would have liked to due to the birth of my first child.

The reel also has a sealed; virtually maintenance free drag system that is tailor made for salt-water angling.

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FrenchCreek
01-28-2001, 11:22 PM
Done deal, if the reel and spool can handle a 9 Wt line, I think it will but just want your confirmation.

Pete

MarkDoogue
01-29-2001, 07:06 AM
Sorry, Ross rates it as a 6-8wt reel. I'm sure you could load it with 9wt line but it would reduce your backing to somewhere in the neighborhood of 150-175 yards. The specs have the backing at 250 yds. with 7wt line.

I wouldn't want to sell you something that would frustrate you in the long run.

You would know better than I what your fishing needs are. If you are still interested the reel is yours.

~Mark Doogue

MarkDoogue
01-29-2001, 08:02 AM
Come to think of it Pete, you can buy a brand new Gunnison G-5 + a spare spool for $357. The G-5 is a perfect 9wt reel.

If you were just going to peel the line off of my reel the purchase price would not be justified. I paid $332 for the reel and spare spool when I purchased them new. I was charging $350 because the Airflo multi-tip system and the Wulff triangle taper line ran me $170 and had barely been used.

~Mark Doogue

saltydog
01-29-2001, 06:10 PM
FrenchCreek,
just came in on (consiment)a ORVIS DXR no.10 w/case the DXR is ANTIREVERSE $300.00, no knuckle busting w/ this reel, also have a LOOP no3 w/spare spool $350.00
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FrenchCreek
01-30-2001, 12:38 AM
Mark, Thank's for the good advice, I will need the backing since I plan to use it on Tarpon and Atlantic's and Spring's on the west coast.
I will pass this one up and look up some other opportunities with other venues. I know very litlle about SW reels so I will keep learning before I buy.
Salty, I will send you a separate note.