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Old 01-04-2013, 02:26 PM
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Originally Posted by dean_mt View Post
I agree. But when trout fishing even some of the best waters of the West where you might hook into a 5 lbs brown or rainbow, is a $450 trout reel necessary? Heck no. It is a luxury item. If you can afford it, super, I have no problem and I'm sure it is the sweetest trout reel you can get, but it is a luxury.

Oh for sure, I definitely agree, many many $100 reels out there that 99% of the time would work just as good.

I still have an old Pflueger reel that my Grandpa gave me when I was a much younger lad, the old school kind where you pull the lever and it automatically winds in the line, caught my first fish on the fly with it, I still use it today every once in a while, for Trout, I have never felt like I was under-gunned with it in comparison to say my Abel.

However, I do love my Abel and don't regret its purchase one bit.

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Originally Posted by dean_mt View Post
I agree. But when trout fishing even some of the best waters of the West where you might hook into a 5 lbs brown or rainbow, is a $450 trout reel necessary? Heck no. It is a luxury item. If you can afford it, super, I have no problem and I'm sure it is the sweetest trout reel you can get, but it is a luxury.

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They better last a lot longer than 5 years to get your money out of them! If I go through $4.50 nipper every year for next 10 I'm still ahead.
I cut a lot of braid with my nippers "don't just fly fish" and the cheaper nippers would dull in just a few days for me, if I didn't cut a lot of braid, I would use cheaper ones.

In that aspect, they are superior.
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