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Old 12-18-2012, 08:55 AM
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Default Re: Any thoughts on the new LL Bean 'Pocket Water' reel

I ended up picking one of these guys up and fishing it over the summer. It's a well-made reel at an attractive price. I managed to land a nice carp with it on my 8'6" St Croix SCV 4wt down on Smith Mtn Lake in VA. It's definitely a capable reel; it's just too loud for me and I don't particularly care for the sound. So, my only complaint is a subjective one. At the price, it's awfully hard to beat, but it's been relegated to backup duty.
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