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Old 04-14-2006, 02:28 PM
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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

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.

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Old 04-14-2006, 04:11 PM
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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.



Ross Rhythm - just over at $210.
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Old 04-14-2006, 05:08 PM
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look at the orvis battenkill or midarbor battenkill. solid freshwater reels. good customer service and only around $100.

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Old 04-14-2006, 07:41 PM
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Tioga is a great buy for the price (under 200), sealed with no exposed moving parts and virtually indestructible.
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Old 04-17-2006, 12:30 AM
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Hey, if you liked the System I, would would love the System II. A great reel for the price.
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Old 04-18-2006, 07:09 PM
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Thanks for all the advice guys!

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

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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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