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Erock 04-14-2006 01:28 PM

Advice on low-mid price reel
 
Hi there ~

This is my first post here . . . cool site!

I have been fly fishing for quite a few years, I wouldn't say I'm good by y'alls standards, but I can find my way around a stream on a good day :tongue:

I have a 5 weight Sage DS2 & have been using an OLD System 1 456 reel for years. Its kinda noisy, but its done it's job.

Well the System one is ready to retire & I want to get a new reel, but I want to try to keep it under $200.

I would love to get some input on the subject.

Thanks a bunch
E

juro 04-14-2006 03:11 PM

Welcome to the Forum!

Under $200, Freshwater reel for 5wt... lots of great choices! Almost down to preference.

Bauer Junior Mac 1 - 5wt line, $200 and what a good looking reel.

http://www.bauerflyreel.com/webart/JuniorMac.jpg

Ross Rhythm - just over at $210.

jlsmithii 04-14-2006 04:08 PM

look at the orvis battenkill or midarbor battenkill. solid freshwater reels. good customer service and only around $100.

Paxton 04-14-2006 06:41 PM

Tioga is a great buy for the price (under 200), sealed with no exposed moving parts and virtually indestructible.
Ron

mugsy 04-16-2006 11:30 PM

Hey, if you liked the System I, would would love the System II. A great reel for the price.

Erock 04-18-2006 06:09 PM

Thanks for all the advice guys!

E

teflon_jones 04-18-2006 07:21 PM

Do you already have a top quality line on the rod? If not, take some of the money you were going to spend on a reel and invest it in the line.

Cabela's has a really nice super large arbor reel. Haven't tried it out but the design is really cool and their products are always good quality.

CalSpey 04-19-2006 02:10 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by jlsmithii
look at the orvis battenkill or midarbor battenkill. solid freshwater reels. good customer service and only around $100.


I second that. Great barstock reel, GREAT drag system, no one except TFO has a better warranty

Sandman Caranx 04-20-2006 02:30 PM

You'll never go wrong with a Shilton, Some guys wont buy it because its not expensive enough <link removed>

http://www.bluewaterflies.co.za/imag...on_ck2reel.gif

CalSpey 04-22-2006 10:42 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by Sandman Caranx
You'll never go wrong with a Shilton, Some guys wont buy it because its not expensive enough <link removed>
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Didn't seem like such a steal to me.


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