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Old 12-10-2013, 05:04 PM
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Default 3 tand Fly reels?

i was thinking about buying a t-120 3 tand reel. has anybody heard anything on them? thanks
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Default Re: 3 tand Fly reels?

Not I, but welcome to the forum, this is the first I've seen your postings.

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Default Re: 3 tand Fly reels?

It's a salt water reel is all I know.
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It's a salt water reel is all I know.

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Default Re: 3 tand Fly reels?

I have a friend that tested one out. I played with it a bit and have mixed feelings. The drag is certainly strong and the overall reel is well made. There where a couple of things that left me cold though. The first was the rubber handle. It's just weird and a little large. The second is the reel is a bit heavy. The last and biggest grip is the spool release. It has a threaded cap that you have to remove to take the spool off. There is not a lot of room between the cap and the spool to get your fingers around and makes it difficult to loosen. When we finally did get off, we found that the cap has an O-ring in side that forms a seal on the drag mechanism. In our case the O-ring was split because someone probably put the cap on too tightly when they messed around with it last. I would be fearful of loosing the cap as it is not captured by the spool or the reel. I would also be afraid of damaging the O-ring inside the cap as happened on the test piece. In all fairness however, the O-ring did not appear to seal the drag in any way as far as I could tell. Personally I think there are much better reels on the market within the same price point.
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Default Re: 3 tand Fly reels?

I have a T100 and T70. From my experience, I think they're a great value. I bought the T70 because I was so impressed with the T100. Cold forged and machined with a drag that will stop a truck. I actually love the handle as I'm not a fan of "skinnier" handles. The drag is sealed - Minimal to no start up inertia , no slippage when it gets wet because it's sealed and no increase with heat. I am very impressed. Changing the spool is as easy as pie. The cap thing isn't supposed to come off! Just loosen it and slide the spool off.

I've used the reels on two hand spey and single hand rods. Never noticed the weight be be an issue - plus, I think they look really cool.

Over the years, I've had many high end reels. These fit right in but are less expensive.

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Default Re: 3 tand Fly reels?

curious if anyone else has had experience with these reels also interested to hear....
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Default Re: 3 tand Fly reels?

I handled them and talked to one of their principals at Somerset. They feature a stout stacked and sealed drag module like a Van Staal with which they share DNA including Chinese manufacture (hence the very reasonable price). Without using one, I like the rubberized handle which, uniquely, can be reversed to taper in or out...user preference. I like captive threaded spool release caps better than any other type but don't care for "O" rings, I don't think the spoke design is particularly clean or attractive and they are on the wide side from my perspective. I might cross-shop them against Cheeky Reels.
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Default Re: 3 tand Fly reels?

My local fly shop has them and there getting very good feedback from the customers that own them. I will be buying the T-90 very soon.
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