08-06-2009, 11:37 AM
Re: Machined vs Cast
I know a guy that loves the Martin Mohawk River, and
he has a drawer full
of Hardy reels. The Mohawk River has been given several good reviews, and
I almost bought one myself.
As far as casting vs. machined....I can't stand a reel that wobbles. I've had
cast reels that wobbled, and machined reels that wobbled a bit less. I've
also had cast reels that spun perfectly. Some reels are cast, and then machined to a closer tolerance. A cast reel might crack if dropped, but I've
dropped a cast reel several times from the top of my car, and nothing happened.
Having said all that, I'd get the Mohawk River