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Old 09-16-2013, 07:29 PM
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Just ordered one. Anyone have any experience with this reel?
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Default Re: Teton "Classic" Fly Reel

I have an original Teton Tioga and a newer Teton Magnum, they have been solid reels for the price. Full cage frames, very tough. I heard the company was sold and relocated, not sure if they are still being made. milt
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Yeah, they're still being made. The company is based in Cincinnati, and the reels are manufactured in Iowa. I sell them. They're workhorses.
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Default Re: Teton "Classic" Fly Reel

I have had a few of the older Tioga models. I love them them. The anodizing on them is pretty tough. The only thing I noticed with the Tioga models is a little side to side play on the spool. No wobble. My 10LA has a lot of miles on it (in salt) and no complaints. They aren't really made for weight weenies. But if you want a well made USA reel at a reasonable price, this is one of them.

I have had a few of the Teton models also. A bit nicer finish and tighter tolerances. I'm not sure what model the Classic would translate to.

If I remember corectly the drag was used under license from J. Ryall. (If I am wrong somebody please correct me). The Ryalls are great reels of basically the same design that have tighter tolerances than the Tetons.

Great reels and I hope they make it through the sell out. I want to replace some of the ones I sold and wish I hadn't.
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Yeah, they're still being made. The company is based in Cincinnati, and the reels are manufactured in Iowa. I sell them. They're workhorses.
Do you know where in Iowa?
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