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Old 09-24-2008, 12:20 PM
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I am looking to buy a reel... I've narrowed down to the following... I am considering:

>Redington Titanium CDL 7/8
>Lamson Guru 3
>Lamson Velocity 3
>Lamson Litespeed 3
>Ross Rhythm 3.5
>Ross CLA 4
>Ross Evolution 3.5
>Teton Tioga 8 LA

Any comments and/or personal experiences are more than welcomed... Please tell me you top three picks...
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Old 09-24-2008, 01:00 PM
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From the list of your choice I owned 2 w/c are Lamson Velocity and Lamson Litespeed. I prefer the Litespeed. Light and sleek design.

I dont own the other brands so I can not really comment on them.

This is just my opinion.
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I own a Lamson Lightspeed, its a fantastic reel.
I have no experience with the other reels on your list.


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I also own a Lamson Lightspeed IMO it has the smoothest drag system I've used. All Lamson reels use the same drag system so its personal choice on the model. Some of the older reels had issues with the drag rusting but that was on saltwater and the newer reels do not have this issue... plus Lamson has lifetime warranty and great customer service.
I can only compare the customer service to Orvis as that is the only other reel (battenkill II) I've ever had the pleasure to try and get replaced and they said since I ran it over with my jeep they wouldnt replace it, lol. But they did replace the Orvis rod I ran over at the same time, but it was a hassel to get them to do it since I never filled out the warranty card.
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There are a lot of good reels out there,
here is about as much as I know about
LA/MA reels from experience.
Son uses a Ross Evolution & loves it.
My preference is the Galvan Torque.
Good luck!
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I like both Lamson and Ross reels very well. The Lightspeed is about the best combo of light and tough on the market.
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The Galvan Torque or OB models are equally impressive. I have both and love the durabilty and smoothness. These reels are made in the USA , light weight, compare them to other brands and are well built.
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Tranquilidad,

You included several Ross reels in your list.
For what it is worth, their Site shows some
of their 2009 models. Worth a look before
you buy.

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Default Re: Reel Opinions...

Reels:

Lamson Litespeed and Velocity = Made in USA
Orvis BAII and BLA IV = Made in Korea
G.Loomis East Fork = Made in China
Pfleuger 2050 = Made in Korea
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Old 09-30-2008, 09:29 AM
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Reels:

* Lamson Litespeed and Velocity
- Made in USA
- latest models are made with Hard Alox - Grey finish
- internal Conical drag
- Plastic clicker for reeling Line-in and Line-out

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* Orvis BAII and BLA IV
- Made in Korea
- Black/Gold/Anodized silver aluminum finish (they call it as Titatanium)
- internal clutch-bearing Drag
- Plastic clicker for reeling Line-in and Line-out

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G.Loomis East Fork
- Made in China
- anodized aluminum brass finish
- internal clutch-bearing Drag
- Reel-in Silent; Line-out with clicker

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Pfleuger President 2050
- Made in Korea
- anodized silver aluminum finish
- internal clutch-bearing Drag
- Plastic clicker for reeling Line-in and Line-out
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