Originally Posted by sweetandsalt
Coachman, First I must say that it not my goal or intention to tell anybody what to or not to buy...I am striving to write objectively about rod and reel design. And lets give knowledgeable, Timd, some credit too. Stout drags are not a prerequisite in super light weight line outfits; but if you like a drag, the important thing is its smooth start up and predictable consistency along with very fine increments of adjustment. The main subject in question here was aspect ratio, width to depth of the line holding portion of the spool. Reels in the price point you are considering that I have had good experience with include; Nautilus FWX, Galvan Torque and Hardy U DD. Waterworks/Lamson has a newer model named Speedster that addresses the width criticism I have used them as a poster boy for violating. To illustrate absence of prejudice, though I have not fished Speedster, I would certainly consider it in comparison to the models I referred to above...and others will chime in with additional reels to consider.
I was being kinda sarcastic and facetious there ... probably didn't show.
Truth is this has been a good thread for me in that I learned something about arbor width.
I need 3new reels this Spring ... and I just looked at the Lamsons and liked the Litespeed... and had been watching Ebay closely.
I have always fished cheaper "lineholders" like Okumas and Cortlands ... but the time has come for me to put a better reel on my Sages....
Okuma on a Sage is wrong ....
Cortland on a Sage is wrong
I think I saw a thread about that somewhere here.
Didn't mean to come off as a jackass .... was just having some fun and was amused that I loved those Litespeeds and then found this thread while looking for a review.
I was thinking I might put a discontinued Sage 2200 series on my 390-4 Z-Axis and my 590-4 Z-Axis and 490-4 SLT yet.
But now I am looking hard at the Galvan reels .....
Am now leaning towards 3 new Galvan Torque reels for my 3 Sage rods....
Anglers habitat and Gorge Fly Shop are giving away new Rio Gold lines with the purchase of a new Galvan Torque.
I was going to try the new Airflo Super Dry lines this season .... but guess it will be Rio Gold ...
Great site here guys .... took me long enough to find it.
Tight Lines !