Originally Posted by axle27
Damn, that really screws up my logic on purchasing my first reel. I was going with the Hobbs Creek. I don't even know enough to know what I don't know, but I want a reel that I can keep and use for years. I don't mind spending the extra money. I really like the look of those reels......decisions, decisions.
I have a Battenkill mid arbor. It's a great reel. You won't regret spending the extra bucks over a Hobbs Creek.