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Old 11-22-2013, 01:40 PM
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I need some help in choosing a decent 5wt. reel that would be below $150.

If you have any decent rods in that price range as well please let me know.

There are so many chooses out there now and all I have ever fished with is my 4wt Redington CT and Lamson 1.5 so I would like some input on some other gear if anyone has used anything else that is good and cheap.

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EDIT: It will be mainly used for trout in Colorado.
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I'm not so sure about prices but I always figure, If I am fishing in Colorado I'd fish a Scott rod and a Ross reel...because they are made there and they are both fine products.
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Check out Allen, just picked up the gf the ATS 2. Haven't tested it out yet as it's a Christmas present, but from what I see it looks like a great reel.
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Check out Allen, just picked up the gf the ATS 2. Haven't tested it out yet as it's a Christmas present, but from what I see it looks like a great reel.

Deal of the week has a rod, reel and line...4WT combo for $159. They will stand behind it if you don't like it.
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Deal of the week has a rod, reel and line...4WT combo for $159. They will stand behind it if you don't like it.
I saw that, I wish it was a 5wt though. I have a 8'6" 4wt Redington CT with a Lamson 1.5 reel already.

I wanted to get some variety in my rods and reels. Would really like to get back to a 9' 5wt.

That's a good deal though.
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Check out the Lamson Konic. It is quite a bargain.
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Neat the top of my list would be a Ross Gunnison G2.
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If you are looking for rod as well I have a St Croix Reign 5WT 9-0 4PC. Don't know what you mean by "decent". It probably qualifies as decent. Not their best rod, somewhat tip heavy. PM if interested. I would let you return it if you don't like it after casting.
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I have my Hardy Ultralite DD 4000 (4/5/6 wt) posted here for sale. It was on my 8.5' 5wt Z and balanced nicely but would balance a 9 footer even more precisely I think. I'm offering it up for $150.00 shipped.

I just bought a GRXI 9' 8wt (Hardy /Greys) rod for a friend for Christmas and test casted it on the lawn today; very impressive! I think they are on closeout because I got it for a bid of $80.00 and they retail for $210.00. Very nice quality and sweet medium fast action casting. The 2011? shootout had the 9' 5wt version listed next to the Sage One at 11th place.
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