Re: Noob needs help.
Whoknows: The Allen reels are very nice, but remember when comparing the prices, to send Justin a PM, he offers NAFFF members a very nice discount. I have one of his trout reels and really like the way it looks and handles. I used the Ross Evolution reel before, the Flyrise is built off that design, but probably made by a cast versus machined, but I think that is a minor point, some of the casting nowdays is very good and the drag should be excellent. I can't comment on the G. Loomis Venture, as I have never used one.