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hayabusaflyboy 12-13-2012 12:07 AM

advice on buying a new reel
 
Can anyone give me some info on picking up a new reel. Im between the Orvis Mirage or a reel from the Hardy company. Any info is appreciated. Tight lines!

Hardyreels 12-13-2012 12:24 AM

Re: advice on buying a new reel
 
You must ride a motorcycle,

Welcome to the Fly Fishing Forum; I don't think you can go wrong with either the Orvis or the Hardy. I have a bunch of each and they are all super reels. There is a thread here; http://www.theflyfishingforum.com/fo...re-thread.html with about every reel you could want on it.

What size rod are you looking to put a reel on? Also, what are you fishing for and in what part of the country, this is the kind of info that will fine tune your replies.

Ard

PS. There's a thread for bike pictures too; http://www.theflyfishingforum.com/fo...otorcycle.html :D

hayabusaflyboy 12-13-2012 01:27 AM

Re: advice on buying a new reel
 
Yes i do ride a motorcycle! I just bought a 6 weight orvis helios. I want to use it for bass fishing as well and big trout on my home river the Farmington. I am from Connecticut so there are lots of lakes and just a little over 4 hour ride there is also really good steelhead and walleye fishing. Thanks for the post!

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Yes i do ride a motorcycle! I just bought a 6 weight orvis helios. I want to use it for bass fishing as well and big trout on my home river the Farmington. I am from Connecticut so there are lots of lakes and just a little over 4 hour ride there is also really good steelhead and walleye fishing. Thanks for the post! For the Hardy reels i was looking at the Angel 2 or the fortuna

stuie675 12-13-2012 01:49 AM

Re: advice on buying a new reel
 
Why not the Hardy DD or CC reels? The Fortuna is more towards the saltwater fishing and I think the lightest it comes is an 8 weight.

The Angel 2 seems like a great reel, I am a big fan of Hardy myself. Love the DD reel. Have not used a CC but I would imagine it is just as good quality as all their reels.

hayabusaflyboy 12-13-2012 01:52 AM

Re: advice on buying a new reel
 
I havent looked into those reels but i definitely will now. I just wanna get the best reel as far as power and highest quality i can get.

wannafish 12-13-2012 06:17 AM

Re: advice on buying a new reel
 
Quote:

Originally Posted by stuie675 (Post 506597)
Why not the Hardy DD or CC reels? The Fortuna is more towards the saltwater fishing and I think the lightest it comes is an 8 weight.

The Angel 2 seems like a great reel, I am a big fan of Hardy myself. Love the DD reel. Have not used a CC but I would imagine it is just as good quality as all their reels.

X2 on the Hardy Ultralite DD! Couldn't be happier with my DD 4000; quality and price are excellent.

thorsten 12-13-2012 02:30 PM

Re: advice on buying a new reel
 
Hello,

I use Hardy and also Orvis reels - both brands are pretty good reels and in my opinion they have a classic design.

sweetandsalt 12-13-2012 04:25 PM

Re: advice on buying a new reel
 
I too recommend the Hardy Ultralite DD 6000. The Angel is a very fine reel too but unless its exotic aesthetics knock you out, the DD is a newer more advanced design. Fortuna X is one of the finest reels on the planet but way too heavy and performance overkill for your #6 H. That Cornwall Bridge area has some fine springtime hatches.

I have not written about this reel here before and it certainly deserves mention; this is an early British-built first generation model:

http://www.theflyfishingforum.com/ph...el_Brown_s.jpg

biggie_robs 12-13-2012 07:26 PM

Re: advice on buying a new reel
 
For a similar price as the Orvis Mirage, you can get a Bauer Rogue. :punk:

hayabusaflyboy 12-13-2012 10:26 PM

Re: advice on buying a new reel
 
I have one year of flyfishing experience and if anyone is up for getting together this spring gor some fishing hit me up. I could use a few flyfishing buddies as i would appreciaye any knowledge and know how i can get! Also the aesthetics of the angel do blow me away as does the mirage.


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