We looked at several reels, both on display and in the box, and more than
one exhibited some degree of wobble. Most were dead on, however. I was
looking at Lamson reels at another shop earlier this year, and they had a
Konic model that had about the worst case of wobbles I've ever seen.
It's possible the Konic was dropped, but who knows??? I had considered
buying an Orvis BBS on ebay for around $70 (from an ebay dealer that regularly whose auctions generally end in that range), but I really like to
see what I'm getting first....
I used the BBS yesterday afternoon, and it balances very well with my
7'6" St. Croix Imperial 4wt. I was fishing the Neshaminy Creek, and caught
several pumpkinseed, bluegill, and one nice perch. Not a single fish had the
strength to make the BBS loud clicker scream, however...LOL!!!!! I'm very
happy with the reel