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Old 03-30-2005, 07:58 PM
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which reel should i get? ross or galvan

i now have the funds to buy a big game reel. the choices that i have narrowed to are tha galvan torque and the ross reels canyon big game. does anyone have any feed back for either reel for me? mostly it will be used for steelhead in the great lakes, redfish in the gulf, and maybe permit and tarpon as well. (if i can talk my wife into letting me go). help
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Old 03-30-2005, 10:13 PM
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Buy Danielsson LW 6-9 ( formerly sold by Loop ).
This reel is much better that Ross or Galvan or even Abel.
Has super durable, smooth fully sealed drag, similar capacity to Ross BG-4 and cost less: was $585 now directly from factory for $295.

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Old 03-31-2005, 03:42 PM
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get the ross it is the best reel for the money you can buy. i use it in the salt and on my two hander
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Old 03-31-2005, 07:55 PM
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thank you, i will give ross a better looking at. i have heard equally good things about the galvan torque, though.
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Old 03-31-2005, 10:33 PM
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Here is review of Loop ( now Danielsson/ the same reel) 8-12 LW reels on spey pages:
http://speypages.com/speypages.htm

LW6-9 is just smaller 3.75"

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Old 06-16-2005, 05:28 PM
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yeah but the loops are out now for the same price

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Here is review of Loop ( now Danielsson/ the same reel) 8-12 LW reels on spey pages:
http://speypages.com/speypages.htm

LW6-9 is just smaller 3.75"

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Loop now has the lw out tho, and their are loop dealers in the US so if he has any problems he doesnt have to send it back to sweden.

Check out http://search.ebay.com/loop-evotec-latest_W0QQfkrZ1QQfromZR8

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Old 04-17-2005, 03:56 PM
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really???

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get the ross it is the best reel for the money you can buy. i use it in the salt and on my two hander

How in god's name can you say this when danielson is just as good if not better but at half the price?
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Old 04-17-2005, 08:35 PM
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Ross don't even come close to Danielsson with respect to durability, super smooth and fully sealed drag system, reliability and is more expensive then Danielsson which was sold by Loop just few months ago at huge premium.
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Old 04-02-2005, 11:23 PM
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i now have the funds to buy a big game reel. the choices that i have narrowed to are tha galvan torque and the ross reels canyon big game. does anyone have any feed back for either reel for me? mostly it will be used for steelhead in the great lakes, redfish in the gulf, and maybe permit and tarpon as well. (if i can talk my wife into letting me go). help

Why buy either when the loop (now danielson) is just as good and %40 -%50 cheaper?
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Old 04-02-2005, 11:38 PM
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Danielsson! This is truly the way to go. Top quality sealed drag and performance and durability that equals any reel on the market at any price. You will be totally impressed with this reel, period. Get a hold of Ron Larson and talk with him about the line and backing requirements you have and let him help you with your decision.

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Old 04-03-2005, 09:19 AM
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The former loopusa.com page now is a Danielsson webpage and you can find all info you need. I have FW, LW and HD reels with Loop or Daniesson logo.
LW 6-9 has a silghtly bigger capacity then Ross BG-4, cost less and is a much better reel!!!!!.

call Ron at 541-673-9810

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Old 04-11-2005, 06:35 PM
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i appreciate your info to loop reels, but i like to keep my money local and support my local fly shop. my customers are all local based, therefore i would like to return that favor to them. yes, the owner of the local flyshop is one of my customers.
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Old 04-11-2005, 09:59 PM
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Both Ross and Galvan make excellent reels. You really can't lose with either. Which ever catches your fancy.
Do a search on this site for more info on both reels.
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Old 04-17-2005, 03:47 PM
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i now have the funds to buy a big game reel. the choices that i have narrowed to are tha galvan torque and the ross reels canyon big game. does anyone have any feed back for either reel for me? mostly it will be used for steelhead in the great lakes, redfish in the gulf, and maybe permit and tarpon as well. (if i can talk my wife into letting me go). help

Why those two reels when loop reels are just as good and half the price? See (not affiliated with either, nor do I gain anything from you buying one.)
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Hello guys,

I think the Galvan Torque and the Vosseler DC- and the S-series are the best! Like overall quality, craftmanship and of course the PRICE!

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