Originally Posted by Frank Whiton
Hi Kentucky Boy, the Venture is OK for the money. You are looking at a $100 reel and there might be a better choice. I would look at the Orvis Battenkill for $99. The Venture is a cast/machined reel and the Battenkill is machined from bar stock. To my mind the Battenkill is a better buy. If you wanted to spend another $20 you could get the Battenkill Mid Arbor for $119.---------Frank
well i'm a total rookie and dont realy know much about fly fishin so would you mind explainin what cast/machine and machined from bar stock mean.....and i got about 130 bucks to spend on a reel. Thanks.