Originally Posted by Frank Whiton
Thanks for the information. I also prefer a bar stock reel and am willing to pay the money. There are new fly fishers that are trying to keep the cost down to start out with. That is where these lower cost reels are needed. It does seem that Konic is high priced but I have not seen one to judge it.
What is that reel you showed in your last post? I can tell it is a multiplier from the construction. Is it made in Canada? Looks like a dandy Salmon reel.
These reels are Italian (GATTI)
The models in the 3 pictures are Anti reverse (the black one is Large Arbor) and spools are interchangeable from LA to Standard spools. They are not multiplier. They are available in 4 sizes and pricing starts at 250 $ to 515 $
Model 1 (Direct-drive only)
This model was designed for anglers who fish for trout in classic light line situations. It's a perfect choice for a 6'6" to 7'6" rod in a 2,3 or 4 weight. The ultimate spring creek reel.
Model 2 (Direct-drive only)
The perfect balance for a 9 foot, 3 or 4 weight rod, or a 8 to 8 1/2 foot rod in a 5, 6 or 7 weight. An excellent choice for an all-purpose freshwater reel.
Model 3 (Direct-drive or anti-reverse)
Designed for 8, 9 to 10 weight lines, this is an excellent choice for small saltwater species such as large bonefish, small tarpon or striped bass. It's also a great choice for heavy freshwater fish such as large salmon, northern pike or large bass in heavy cover
Model 4 (Direct-drive or anti-reverse)
The perfect big-game reel, designed to handle the toughest task with an 11 to 12 weight line. An ideal choice for tough saltwater game fish like tarpon or permit, or the large freshwater fish like the king salmon or musky.
Notice the reel foot position