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Old 02-02-2011, 11:26 AM
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Default Re: Medium priced reel ($200-$300)

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Originally Posted by dgm43 View Post
I am interested in a fly reel that I can use for both steelhead and bonefish. I would like one with good line capacity and a smooth drag. I am having difficulty on line getting honest reviews. Any suggestions?
Here is a short list:

Lamson Guru 3.5 ($229) - Same sealed drag system as most of its higher end siblings. The drag system starts up smooth and has a wide enough range to take on Mr. Bonie. I used to own a Waterworks ULA 3x that has the same drag system as the Guru. I did not have drag issues up against bonefish.

Galvan Rush 8 Lite ($290) - Great synthetic drag system that has a wide enough range to take on Mr. Bonie. It is a Galvan Torque that is not as machined. I have used a Galvan Torque 8 up against a Steelhead in fast water. I did not have drag issues.

I cannot make comments on the Orvis models mentioned except that they seem to have a good reputation.

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