Re: What is the best trout fly reel ever made?
The best depends on where you are fishing and what the quarry is. For trout in the Yellowstone or Madison, fishing big indicator rigs, there is a reel that is better than what I use when I'm up on the far end of the North Branch fishing tricos for 8" brookies. Fortunately, most of the reel makers have a model that will work for both situations. So, my favorite reel manufacturers are Abel, Hardy, and Ross. Any of their reels, matched to the situation, are the best for that time and place.