Originally Posted by wt bash
Overhead maybe, Saracione is a larger company,more employees, larger facility , higher manufacturing cost, Peerless is a little smaller, less overhead expenses. Then again I could be 100% totally wrong!! It sounds reasonable though
Sounds as good as any.
The Saracione is CNC machined the Peerless site says they are 'handmade'..same thing? If the latter requires more handwork I'd think it'd cost more. Both offer limited lifetime warranties.
Could it be the Saraciones have been around longer? Which translates into name recognition/credit so they cost more? I've read that the owner is somewhat famous (for what I don't know) and the first reels were in fact not CNC machined...some of those go for $2500. Too rich for my blood.
Are the Peerless merely a more economical version of the Saraciones? I suspect both are close reproductions of Edward vom Hofe reels, the former even taking the name of vom Hofe's reel.
I know sending an email to each is in the near future. Just wondering what I can glean from this learned group.