Re: Economical Premium Reel Advice
I am a huge fan of Lamson as well although I don't like the colors of the new Konic. I also have a black Guru that will be here tomorrow from backcountry. I have dropped another Guru (3.5) on a jetty and it fell 6-8 feet and landed right on the edge of the spool on a rock. I thought for sure the spool wasn't going to turn after that do to the low clearance between the spool and reel. Never had an issue! It got a couple small gouges and scrapes but kept its shape and didn't dent at all.
I have some more expensive reels but if I buy a new setup that I need a reel for, I usually go with a Lamson and then MIGHT "upgrade" to another reel down the road. I usually just stick with the Lamsons.