The North American Fly Fishing Forum


Go Back   The North American Fly Fishing Forum > Tackle Talk > Fly Reels

Fly Reels Post any comments or questions regarding fly reels...

Like Tree13Likes

Reply
 
LinkBack Thread Tools Display Modes
  #11 (permalink)  
Old 04-13-2014, 05:15 PM
r reese's Avatar
Senior Member
 
Join Date: Sep 2009
Location: N W Arkansas
Posts: 492
r reese is just really nicer reese is just really nicer reese is just really nicer reese is just really nicer reese is just really nice
Default Re: Question: suggestions for affordable fly reels

have become a big fan of the orvis battenkill . great value and function and looks
__________________
R Reese
Reply With Quote
  #12 (permalink)  
Old 04-13-2014, 09:21 PM
ia_trouter's Avatar
Senior Member
 
Join Date: Sep 2013
Location: Eastern Iowa, Quad Cities
Posts: 1,578
ia_trouter is a name known to allia_trouter is a name known to allia_trouter is a name known to allia_trouter is a name known to allia_trouter is a name known to allia_trouter is a name known to all
Default Re: Question: suggestions for affordable fly reels

Sold my Okumas just because I wasn't fond of the styling. I doubt anything has a more impressive drag in the price range.
Reply With Quote
  #13 (permalink)  
Old 04-14-2014, 08:57 AM
Member
 
Join Date: May 2013
Posts: 73
gutterpunk will become famous soon enough
Default Re: Question: suggestions for affordable fly reels

The Battenkill is a good reel, but since you need two, I'd go even cheaper on the trout. I have Echo and they are good reels, you can get a Solo for $35 (the Ion is $80). Then spend more on the salmon reel.
Reply With Quote
  #14 (permalink)  
Old 04-14-2014, 09:03 AM
mridenour
Guest
 
Posts: n/a
Default Re: Question: suggestions for affordable fly reels

I'm becoming an Allen guy all the way. The drag systems work great for big trout, steel and salmon. I haven't used one of their reels that I didn't love and the price is right.
fredaevans and dar like this.
Reply With Quote
  #15 (permalink)  
Old 04-14-2014, 09:30 AM
fredaevans's Avatar
Senior Member
 
Join Date: Nov 2009
Location: White City (tad north of Medford) Oar-E-Gone
Posts: 5,950
fredaevans has a reputation beyond reputefredaevans has a reputation beyond reputefredaevans has a reputation beyond reputefredaevans has a reputation beyond reputefredaevans has a reputation beyond reputefredaevans has a reputation beyond reputefredaevans has a reputation beyond reputefredaevans has a reputation beyond reputefredaevans has a reputation beyond reputefredaevans has a reputation beyond reputefredaevans has a reputation beyond repute
Default Re: Question: suggestions for affordable fly reels

Great thread going here. Most 'reels' are grossly over rated ... Drag system that could stop a Whale. The classics, like the old Hardy's, don't even have one.
ulflyfisherman likes this.
__________________
"“Reputation is what the world thinks a man is; character is what he really is.”
Reply With Quote
  #16 (permalink)  
Old 04-23-2014, 08:14 AM
Business Member
 
Join Date: Jul 2013
Posts: 54
taylorreels will become famous soon enoughtaylorreels will become famous soon enough
Default Re: Question: suggestions for affordable fly reels

Give one of our reels a shot! Taylor Reels :: Quality, Affordable, Fly Fishing Reels and Products
__________________
Quality Fly Fishing Reels at www.taylorflyfishing.com
Reply With Quote
  #17 (permalink)  
Old 04-25-2014, 01:11 PM
Member
 
Join Date: Sep 2012
Location: SE MA
Posts: 66
standman is on a distinguished road
Default Re: Question: suggestions for affordable fly reels

I like the LL Bean reels. For trout, the click and pawl Pocket Water is sufficient. For types of fishing where an effective drag is desired, the Double L Mid-Arbor is a smart looking choice. I have the 3/4, 5/6, and 7/8 reels and have not had a single complaint.
Reply With Quote
  #18 (permalink)  
Old 04-25-2014, 07:38 PM
Senior Member
 
Join Date: Jan 2011
Location: Oregon - Willamette Valley
Posts: 202
rockthief is a jewel in the roughrockthief is a jewel in the roughrockthief is a jewel in the rough
Default Re: Question: suggestions for affordable fly reels

That Bean Pocket water s a nice reel for 99$. I have never liked the appearance of the Orvis Battenkill but for some people appearance does not matter. Okuma SLV is great for the price. Like the Redington Drift as well.
Reply With Quote
  #19 (permalink)  
Old 04-25-2014, 09:13 PM
Senior Member
 
Join Date: Mar 2011
Location: Meridian, Texas
Posts: 190
barham will become famous soon enough
Default Re: Question: suggestions for affordable fly reels

The Allen ATS for around $100 is pretty hard to beat, also, the Ross Flyrise for about the same price is nice also.
barham
Reply With Quote
  #20 (permalink)  
Old 04-25-2014, 09:28 PM
caseywise's Avatar
Senior Member
 
Join Date: Nov 2010
Location: sycamore, illinois
Posts: 4,397
Blog Entries: 1
caseywise has a reputation beyond reputecaseywise has a reputation beyond reputecaseywise has a reputation beyond reputecaseywise has a reputation beyond reputecaseywise has a reputation beyond reputecaseywise has a reputation beyond reputecaseywise has a reputation beyond reputecaseywise has a reputation beyond reputecaseywise has a reputation beyond reputecaseywise has a reputation beyond reputecaseywise has a reputation beyond repute
Send a message via Yahoo to caseywise
Default Re: Question: suggestions for affordable fly reels

Quote:
Originally Posted by barham View Post
The Allen ATS for around $100 is pretty hard to beat, also, the Ross Flyrise for about the same price is nice also.
barham
i bought my wife an allen ats last summer and i have to say, for the
price, unbeatable.
fully machined, buttery smooth disc drag and good lookin!


casey
__________________


ARFE
Reply With Quote
Reply

Thread Tools
Display Modes

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are On
Pingbacks are On
Refbacks are On


Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
Question about S. E. Bogdan reels kwbigs General Discussion 7 12-09-2013 12:27 AM
How do you display your rods/reels....or not..question skrap General Discussion 23 09-04-2013 02:33 PM
Saltwater reels question martin trj Fly Reels 10 04-03-2011 10:02 AM
STH Reels question BigSky Fly Reels 0 03-11-2009 03:19 PM
question regarding reels... trout breath Fly Reels 14 09-13-2007 07:32 PM













All times are GMT -5. The time now is 09:08 AM.


Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.8.4
Copyright ©2000 - 2014, Jelsoft Enterprises Ltd.
Search Engine Optimization by vBSEO 3.6.0
2005-2014 The North American Fly Fishing Forum. All rights reserved.