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09-18-2000 11:49 AM
Nathan Smith
RE:New Reel Recomendations

Islanders and Tibors are great reel but over kill for stripers. I have a Tibor on my ten wt. and use it for Albies in NC and florida trips. Mostly for stripers I use my Bauer. I love it and it is 100.00+ cheaper then the other two mentioned. The teton is nice looking and low cost but the drag system is dependant on a small metal peg that looks like it would give you problems after 3-5 years.
09-16-2000 08:30 PM
RE:New Reel Recomendations

the redingtons are beautiful, but I've been reading that they have a problem with even a tiny bit of sandy water gets in them. not I've ever dropped mine in the Tom D
09-16-2000 07:03 PM
RE:New Reel Recomendations

I have a Teton 9/11 which is built like an anvil. Very simplistic construction as well. About $250.

The new Redingtons are very nice for less money. About $180.
Less weight and their performance is supposedly great.

Just my .02
09-16-2000 06:51 PM
RE:New Reel Recomendations

IMHO: Lamson - a good value for a mid-priced reel, but not an upper crust reel (Pate, Abel, Tibor, etc)

I like the Lamson LP series reels a lot, and have a bunch of them because they are a good deal for the $$. They were the first bar stock reel w/ lifetime unconditional warranty for under $250 that I can remember, sold like hotcakes and got bought by Sage before being sold to Waterworks. I've got 5 of them and they have not let me down, worth every bit and I am satisfied with my decision. They have been known for a couple of problems despite having a large following of faithful owners:

a) mass produced clutch can fail - I've had one blow in all these years out of all five

b) drag looses 20% tension when thoroughly wet - two clicks and you're back in business, or use palm to compensate

Now the good news:

a) machined aircraft alum / anodized
b) light and tough, gorgeous to look at
c) lifetime uncond warranty
d) $200-250
e) huge line capacity (275 yds of 30# backing under 9wt line)
f) open rim requires no threading of line when swapping or cleaning spool
g) clutches fit all Lamson LP reels and Waterworks will send you some free (I've only needed one in all these years)

My opinion, for what it's worth:

Great deal for the money, comparable to the Tioga and other machined reels in this class. Not an upper echalon reel but a working man's meat and potatoes reel. You can go cheaper - Teton at $110; you can go higher (duh).

I chose them because I need a lot of reels and this gave me quality without a second mortgage.

Pete - let me think about this one. The Bauer MX 4 comes to mind...
09-16-2000 06:40 PM
RE:New Reel Recomendations

Check out the Islander---made in Canada or the Tibor made by Ted Jurasik.
09-16-2000 11:17 AM
RE:New Reel Recomendations

my vote goes to the lamson 3.5, well made, good drag, lifetime warrenty. Tom D
09-15-2000 10:14 PM
New Reel Recomendations

It's time to buy another toy!
Why she said...
Because he who dies with the most toys move to the front of the line at the pearly gates he said!
What would you recommend for a 9Wt Saltwater reel, suitable for stripers, blues, various tunoids & west coast salmo salar of the pink, chinook & coho repertoire & other such sea going pescators.

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