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pabrown_yb245 01-25-2013 05:25 PM

Heddon 320 reel question
 
For the average Joe just learning do they perform good, should I spend $50 at Cabelos or Bass Pro for newer stuff or go with an old school reel.

I fish small streams in pa, I like the browns, on a 5w rod

Thanks

theboz 01-25-2013 06:08 PM

Re: Heddon 320 reel question
 
Welcome to the forum! Go with what you feel comfortable with! I use older model reels as well as new stuff. Everybody has their own idea about what feels right. Its a personal thing. The reel isn't going to make that much of a difference for small stream trout fishing it's the rod that will!

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I fish small streams in Pa as well and have used a variety of rods and reel combos from old to new! Have a little beauty of one near the house with a good population of wild brownies!

pabrown_yb245 01-25-2013 06:38 PM

Re: Heddon 320 reel question
 
Thanks for the info, that makes me feel good!

williamhj 01-25-2013 08:52 PM

Re: Heddon 320 reel question
 
For the fish you're going for I doubt the reel matters much. Where it might matter is if the spool or frame are warped at all and the line can get caught between them or the spool sticks when it turns. Also if the reel's foot doesn't fit well on your reel seat.

moucheur2003 01-28-2013 09:52 AM

Re: Heddon 320 reel question
 
Do you mean the old Heddon 300 series that was a Japanese knock-off of the Hardy Lightweight series?

If so, they are nice, sturdy reels, but the smaller 310 might be a little better match for a 5 weight than the 320. (If you can find one.)

Rip Tide 01-28-2013 10:45 AM

Re: Heddon 320 reel question
 
Model-----------Capacity--------------Diameter (inch)
300------- DT2 + 40m/WF3 + 55m------2 3/4
310------- DT4 + 40m/WF5 + 55m------2 7/8
320------- DT5 + 65m/WF6 + 70m------3 3/16

pabrown_yb245 01-28-2013 04:10 PM

Re: Heddon 320 reel question
 
Quote:

Originally Posted by moucheur2003 (Post 520835)
Do you mean the old Heddon 300 series that was a Japanese knock-off of the Hardy Lightweight series?

If so, they are nice, sturdy reels, but the smaller 310 might be a little better match for a 5 weight than the 320. (If you can find one.)


Good info, thanks, I just don't all the info, I like the look of them, one is listed on ebay.


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