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Old 12-15-2003, 12:04 PM
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Reels for South Beach / Monomoy

Hey Guys,

This is my first post. Iíve been reading all these threads for about a year now and have come to trust much of the advice listed on this sight. Iím buying a new reel in the off-season and was hoping to get some suggestions from everyone. I predominantly fish Monomoy and South Beach. I have a Loomis 9í 10 wt and Iím looking to match it up with a large arbor reel. Any opinions? I currently have a Ross Cimmaron. Iíve been very happy with it and with Ross service but would like to upgrade. Iím not looking to break the bank but also understand that quality doesnít come cheaply. Any suggestions would be greatly appreciated. Great site!! Keep up the good work.

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Old 12-15-2003, 12:54 PM
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Welcome Dave...

You'll get good info here @ FFF...
IMHO...
Don't be in a big rush to shell out big bean$ for a tool worthy of salty/sandy South Beach!
If I were you...Do youself a favour!
Wait until mid January and meet US at the Marlboro show...
A great opportunity to exchange ideas and to fondle all things aluminum/titanium/whatever...
Maybe even hang them on a rod for a bettter idea of what you're getting into...ballance/feel/function...
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That's my .02

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"Experienced Reels of Distinction"...
I've got a few "seasoned" Bauer (5+6) reels/spools that will be a deal (once I get my butt in gear and get 'em posted on the for-sale board)...'Just too many toyz!
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Old 12-15-2003, 01:51 PM
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Hey Dave,

I have 2 Redington 9/10 GD's and a Bauer M4 and of the 2 types, the Bauer wins hands down. Yes it's a little more money but the reel is worth every penny.

Both are light and balance out the rod quite well and each has landed it share of stripers. The Bauer's drag system is much better and the reel itself is a lot smoother. I am actually considering selling the 2 GD's and picking up another Bauer.

As far as price you can't beat the price of the GD and the extra spools.

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Old 12-15-2003, 04:11 PM
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Tioga - large or standard arbor - can't go wrong built like a truck, easy on the wallet.
YMMV
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Old 12-15-2003, 08:40 PM
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I've been thinking about the Ross Canyon Big Game. If you like the Cimmeron you'd probably like the Big Game.

Pete's Baurer's sound interesting. The drags will probably need a little work in given Pete's knack for catching burners.

I'm sorry I didn't but a Tioga when I bought the Reddington AS.
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Old 12-16-2003, 07:15 AM
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At least two of the Bauer designs put the drag control on the same side of the reel as the spool handle. Think a little about that feature when you decide.
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Old 12-16-2003, 07:29 AM
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Ross Big Game 5...lovin' it.
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Old 12-17-2003, 08:01 AM
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Ross Big Game Reel will be my next reel. Sealed drag system and well machined. You'll notice that the other manufactures have dropped their prices but not Ross. That tells me that the reel is selling well. Just my .02
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Old 12-17-2003, 07:22 PM
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Have the Ross Canyon BG6 and love it but I've noticed that Ross has increased the price of their spools to over $200 from the previous $171 price. A bit much, I think!
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Old 12-17-2003, 07:30 PM
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I like the BG series as well, fished my very hard all season. One slight caution is that like all "sealed" drags moisture can penetrate the assy and corrosion will set in unless you follow the procedure they provide to the tee.

I still love mine though, the corrosion only prevents the reel from loosening drag to a light setting (it always stays fishing strength or better). It is going in for service when it gets back from Brazil where it is battling giant peacock bass on the Atlantis and will be shipshape by spring for sure.
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Old 12-18-2003, 08:02 AM
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the Ross would be a good bet, but it is no more "sealed" than an Orvis Battenkill, or a Tibor or any other disc drag reel for that matter.
I really like my 5 & 6.
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Old 12-18-2003, 03:19 PM
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Appreciate the feedback from everyone. I like the look of the Ross BG. I'm gonna have to save my pennies! The Lamson Litespeed has also caught my eye. Does anyone have any experience with it?

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Old 12-18-2003, 04:51 PM
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I've used at Ross G-5 for the past several years with 9 wt rods and vairious lines. It has performed real well for me and did not break the wallet. Very reliable reel, but you need to clean it up everynight, or at least leave it in water.
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Old 12-18-2003, 05:29 PM
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Dave,
You ever fish Castle Island? I've been thinking I should explore a bit when visiting my daughter who lives in the area.
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Old 12-18-2003, 10:43 PM
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I have a set of Lamson Litespeed 3.5 reels and spools. I use them in fresh water and salt, tho nowhere near as much in salt as a lot of other people here. They have shown no signs of rust or any other problems. I thought about Ross BGs, and bought one, but decided that the extra cost wasn't worth it.
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