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Old 03-31-2005, 02:25 AM
Nooksack Mac Nooksack Mac is offline
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There are any number of inexpensive click-and-pawl reels, some discontinued. A hardyphile would insist that the sound of a Hardy click is unmistakeable, but to my tin ears, some of the others come close. In the 1960's, there were entire series of Japanese-made Hardy copies. They were crudely finished compared to Hardy's but entirely serviceable. Among the many inexpensive English-made click drag reels are the Cortland Crown and Crown II and the Cortland Rimfly. The latter has no drag adjustment, but is fine as is. I've picked up several as backup reels. The Extra Small or Small sizes would hold a 4-weight.
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