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GldstrmSamDecember 10th, 2012, 12:56 am
Fairbanks, Alaska

Posts: 212
Thank you for the quote Strmanglr. Very true. That is one reason I am now looking at 130$-150$ reel instead of a 65$ reel that I was looking at before.

I definitely do try to do my research before I buy. That is where you all come in.:)

Thanks again,

There is no greater fan of fly fishing than the worm. ~Patrick F. McManus
Feathers5December 10th, 2012, 8:52 am
Posts: 287You can buy some darn nice reels that will last a lifetime for under $100. Paying more for something doesn't mean it's made better.
RisenflyDecember 18th, 2012, 3:18 pm

Posts: 9
Look for a nice machined aluminum reel with plenty of backing capacity. A waterproof or sealed drag is nice if you're in below freezing conditions sometimes. Keep away from the "graphite" or cast aluminum reels. They are cheaply made and will not hold up to a good running salmon. Disc drags are pretty common, and cork is a bit better. Cork requires a bit of maintenance but overall has some better stopping power. Price is important, but don't let it rule your decision. Get something you're happy with and it will last as long as you want to. If you skimp out on it because it was cheaper, you'll end up buying another reel in a few years.

Tight lines,


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