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Old 08-22-2008, 07:25 PM
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$120, US-Made Fly Reel Smack-Down

OK guys and gals, you have about $120-150 to spend on a US made reel for trout fishing. I am thinking Lamson Konic vs. Ross Cimarron vs. Bargain Lamson Radius on ebay, or whatever. Which would you choose, and why?
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Old 08-22-2008, 07:57 PM
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Default Re: $120, US-Made Fly Reel Smack-Down

I will be purchasing a Cimarron 2 tomorrow and that my friends is worth a little truffle shuffle
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Old 08-23-2008, 08:03 AM
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Default Re: $120, US-Made Fly Reel Smack-Down

I can't speak to the Lamsons...but I have a Cimarron and it has been a great reel for me for a long time. Never had a bit of trouble with it. I haven't had to use their service dept but I have heard from others they are awesome.
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Y'all best snap up the cimarron's while you can, they're being discontinued along with the Rythym. New stuff out next year it seems.
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Default Re: $120, US-Made Fly Reel Smack-Down

I found an internet shop selling the Cimarron 1 for $112 delivered, and ordered one. They have the Rhythm for $150, for a $50 discount. I had the hardest time deciding between the two, but thought that for a 4 weight rod fishing the brushy, rocky canyons where I go, the Cimarron would work just fine and might even be a little tougher.
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What about Teton for the flaccid trouty...it's fully machined block Al... USA in CA
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Default Re: $120, US-Made Fly Reel Smack-Down

For that price, I will get two Martin MG-3 reels. Made in USA in the 70s. It will hold A LOT of line and weighs under 3 ounces empty with adjustable click drag!
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