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PatcrisciMarch 26th, 2009, 10:53 am
Lagrangeville, NY

Posts: 119
WOW --- These are some great deals!!!
Pat Crisci
Janvier1March 25th, 2015, 8:25 am
Canada

Posts: 1
And about Chines reels? since two eayrs I use them.. the cheap at $20-30. I catcth at more 3 pound trout. And the job is done. Aluminium reel, honest drag. I have Tica reel..for me realy bad. I have Okuma SLV, good one as chinese.
JohnclMarch 26th, 2015, 7:05 pm
New Hampshire USA

Posts: 5
Okuma SLV great little reel under $100 with an extra spool.
MartinlfApril 14th, 2020, 8:38 pm
Moderator
Palmyra PA

Posts: 2977
Bumping this up for the guy asking about a reel.
"He spread them a yard and a half. 'And every one that got away is this big.'"

--Fred Chappell
Red_green_hMay 1st, 2020, 5:49 am
New Mexico

Posts: 48
If you don't mind Chinese made stuff try Piscifun. I've picked up a couple of their reels and have pleasantly surprised. They are machined aluminum. The most expensive reel is right around $100. I also have a few Redington Crosswaters that I like, cheap and expendable.
WbranchMay 1st, 2020, 12:52 pm
York & Starlight PA

Posts: 2611
I just looked up the Piscifun web site and there are about six fly reel models, in various line sizes, from about $35 - $100. They appear to be nice looking reels although I have no idea of the workmanship.
Catskill fly fisher for fifty-five years.
Red_green_hMay 2nd, 2020, 7:37 am
New Mexico

Posts: 48
I have a 5/6 Sword, 3/4 Sword 2, and a 5/6 Crest. I really like the Sword 2. I have it paired with 7'6" 3 weight Redington Path rod. It's becoming my new favorite setup. I fished the Jemez River yesterday and loved how it performed. Didn't catch anything but man it was great to get out.
The Crest reel is a nice reel. The only thing i don't like about it is that the spool disingages by "popping off" the spool. But everything is sealed. If i were to do it again i would buy the Platte instead.
WbranchMay 2nd, 2020, 9:28 am
York & Starlight PA

Posts: 2611
Red_green wrote,

The only thing i don't like about it is that the spool disingages by "popping off"


That is pretty much how all the Lamson spools are removed. You hold the reel with two hands with the spool facing down. Put your thumbs into the ports on the housing and press down firmly until the spool is freed. Keep your undex fingers under the spool so it doesn't fall out on the floor or ground. I've had Lamson's for over twenty years and never had a problem. I guess I just got used to it. Great reel. I have a 1.5 Litespeed and a Speedster.
Catskill fly fisher for fifty-five years.
Red_green_hMay 2nd, 2020, 11:17 am
New Mexico

Posts: 48


That is pretty much how all the Lamson spools are removed.


That's interesting. Here I thought it was just a cheap Chinese trick. I'm actually relieved a little.
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