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Old 11-11-2007, 07:20 PM
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In the Market for a new fly reel. However I have a limited budget aprox $100. I currently use a Crystal River that works great but I find it a bit heavy. I use a 7wt line and mostly fish for atlantic salmon. I would like to find a lighter weight reel at an affordable price. Your suggestions are greatly appreciated.
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Haven't fished one yet, but the Cortland Endurance reel sounds like it might be a good one to consider.
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Hi, I have been fly fishing for 25 years and own ReelFlyRod.com in Ohio. Take a look at the Redington SVIII 7/8/9. It is a serious piece of equipment that will stop a truck. I was so impressed with this reel for the price, that I took it north for king salmon and fought a dozen fish in the 22-30lb range. Field tested and approved. They retail for $100 and we sell them for $79.00. I haven't seen anything that compares in this price range. Tight Lines, Todd
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Old 11-14-2007, 08:58 PM
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Thanks for the info guys, I'll check them out.

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mikesalmon,
I will have to agree with the Big C on this one. I like the Cortland Endurance reel. I fished with my just the other day and was thinking how nice a reel it really is.

Check out The Full Creel Fly Shop it has several great reels in your price range:

Cortland Endurance Large Arbor Fly Reels, Free Shipping fly fishing gear

I hope this helps.
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Old 12-03-2007, 06:15 PM
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Hi, I have been fly fishing for 25 years and own ReelFlyRod.com in Ohio. Take a look at the Redington SVIII 7/8/9. It is a serious piece of equipment that will stop a truck. I was so impressed with this reel for the price, that I took it north for king salmon and fought a dozen fish in the 22-30lb range. Field tested and approved. They retail for $100 and we sell them for $79.00. I haven't seen anything that compares in this price range. Tight Lines, Todd
I have a SVIII and I could not agree more, very tight drag and large arbor, should be a great investment at $79 or so
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I picked up a new Orvis mid-arbor on ebay at the end of the season for $100 that performed really well on reds and some big rainbows in Alaska this September. I am very impressed with the quality of this reel; tough, smooth drag and nice balance between line capacity and retrieve ratio.
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