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Old 11-05-2013, 05:53 PM
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Cheeky reels huh, how do these perform against say lamson-waterworks reels, rather, what is something that would set them apart from a company like lamson, in terms of performance? I'm not sure how I feel about the colors, however the structure of them looks sound. Any input would be appreciated.
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Cheeky reels huh, how do these perform against say lamson-waterworks reels, rather, what is something that would set them apart from a company like lamson, in terms of performance? I'm not sure how I feel about the colors, however the structure of them looks sound. Any input would be appreciated.
A Cheeky was included in Trident's 8 wt. reel shootout last year. At least you can confirm some specs and see the strength & smoothness of the drag in that particular model.



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You can not compare Cheeky to Lamson. I am not going to reiterate my too often repeated wiping of the too wide/too shallow worst designed aspect ratio reel on the market...I most recently ranted my elaborate distaste for these flexy counterintuitive reels in a recent thread below.

Cheeky, my experience was with Mojo bonefishing in Abaco, has a potent, stacked synthetic element drag that is sealed in a compact central module. Cheeky Reels are about 1" in width and expand their large arbor backing capacity by recessing a tapered channel into the inside circumference of the spool. They are highly ported but not at the expense of robustness. Lush, they are somewhat comparable to the Orvis Mirage with their Asian but quality manufacture and large arbor stacked drag design but are considerably more fine-tunable (again, my experience with both reels is in saltwater sizes only) and have more character, "charm". The "Cheeky" colors are something that has either attracted or repelled potential high performance reel byers and, being hip to that, Cheeky has made their reels available in clear aluminum finish for a more traditional aesthetic.

If you make it to the Somerset Show this January, stop by their booth; they are very dedicated and personable reel designers...more serious than their brash color schemes might indicate.

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Here's my latest aquisition, a black Ari't Hart ARAS with ported frame.
I'm told it's the only one of its kind in existence......

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Here's a little Hardy love:

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VB, that's just beautiful! I now have reel envy!
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Thanks, Jaybo. It had to be done eventually. My trigger was seeing that Hardy removed the traditional trout sizes with the agate line guide from their line up.

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I have a new favorite reel. My wife surprised me with one of the best gifts a fly gear addict could ask for, the perfect reel for my much beloved Scott Heliply 7wt. She snuck out of work early last week, drove two hours to Darien CT to pick up a reel she seen me fondle on our last trip to the Angler. She bought me a Bauer Rogue 4 in black. While it's not the most photogenic reel I own, it will soon become my favorite. The drag is butter smooth and it has a wide range of adjustment. While I normally prefer cork drags instead of sealed units the Rogue fixes my concern with sealed drags, it's user maintainable. I can take it apart and clean the insides from time to time if for no other reason than I like to dicker with things. I have been wanting a Bauer for a long time. Happy man I am.

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