Originally Posted by chi flyfisher
Based on your location, I'm making an assumption that you're going to fish the Great Lakes tribs. Depending on which one, you may fish where there is plenty of timber and the rivers are on the "smaller" side. You will need a drag that can stop them and turn them and dig them out of the ****. The Lamson will get the job done. You can't beat these for the close out price :
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+1 on closeout Velocity. As I was reading this, the Velocity was the first reel with a modern drag system that came to mind. Great minds think alike, you beat me to it.