Re: Early christmas gifts to me.
I can 'attest' the SpeyCo reels are the 'reel deal;' have several. No disrespect for the other reels mentioned, but the SpeyCo's are a 'multi-generational' reel ..... read that your Great Grandchild will be fishing with that reel.
The others? Probably in a box somewhere in the garage.
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