Re: Ross F1 dilemma
I'm a little surprised that they hasn't lowered the F1's price given its poor sales. I even called a large, well-known fly shop that sell's the F1 and the staff was very reluctant to push the F1 due to its price. Seems like it should be an intermediate reel between the Lamson Litespeed and the Hatch Finatic, maybe $375+ as a sweet spot. I just wish some other reel manufacturers, particularly the high-end manufacturers, offered a matte finish similar to the guide finish. Seems like black or shiny (brushed if they get fancy) are the only options outside of Ross and Lamson.