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FrankB2 12-16-2008 12:26 PM

Ross Rhythm: Worth Buying at a Discount?
 
The nearby L.L. Bean is selling these reels for $150. I checked them out a
few days ago, and they seemed fine. I was just wondering if anyone has
been satisfied with the reels reliability. I'd use the #2.5 size, and it be
used on my 6wt rod.

dorian.ducker 12-16-2008 12:41 PM

Re: Ross Rhythm: Worth Buying at a Discount?
 
Ross reels are great, plus the Rhythm is made in America. Worth purchasing at full price if you can afford it, buying at a discount is a no brainer in my book.

FrankB2 12-16-2008 12:46 PM

Re: Ross Rhythm: Worth Buying at a Discount?
 
That's all I needed to hear:icon_mrgr! Thanks!

ksbrowntrout2 12-16-2008 01:46 PM

Re: Ross Rhythm: Worth Buying at a Discount?
 
DO IT!!! i bought one full price, and i am still satisfied (mine is a five weight and it stopped a 13 pound steelhead that i hooked up in WA. I was fishing for redsides when the steelhead took. Excellent quality reel

FrankB2 12-16-2008 08:53 PM

Re: Ross Rhythm: Worth Buying at a Discount?
 
Well.....I bought two #3 Rhythm reels tonight, and the buyer's remorse is
setting in:confused:. The incoming click sounds more like a worn bicycle
chain. The outgoing click is dandy. I looked at the Evolution reels, and they
had a pleasant click in both directions. If I keep these reels, it might be wise to buy a few of those cheesey plastic escapement rings.

I dunno............................................. ...

mojo 12-16-2008 09:12 PM

Re: Ross Rhythm: Worth Buying at a Discount?
 
Quote:

Originally Posted by FrankB2 (Post 41514)
Well.....I bought two #3 Rhythm reels tonight, and the buyer's remorse is
setting in:confused:. The incoming click sounds more like a worn bicycle
chain. The outgoing click is dandy. I looked at the Evolution reels, and they
had a pleasant click in both directions. If I keep these reels, it might be wise to buy a few of those cheesey plastic escapement rings.

I dunno............................................. ...

Frank, it's going to be like fishing with Sharkskin for the first time. After 10 minutes of fishing you don't even notice the weird sound it makes. You got a great reel there.

FrankB2 12-16-2008 09:15 PM

Re: Ross Rhythm: Worth Buying at a Discount?
 
Hi Mojo, I've read enough of you posts to respect your opinion;). Guess I'll
keep them for now: LL Bean is open 24/7 until Christmas Eve....LOL!!!!

ksbrowntrout2 12-17-2008 08:30 AM

Re: Ross Rhythm: Worth Buying at a Discount?
 
Mojo is right, the clicks are audible, but theyre not harsh or loud. Stick with that reel, if you dont like it you could probably sell them very easily at the discount price.

pdq 5oh 12-17-2008 12:24 PM

Re: Ross Rhythm: Worth Buying at a Discount?
 
I've got a #1 and #1.5. These aren't loud as I see it. Quiet compared to other reels, IMO. The drag works great. I've caught smallies and trout with both, and the drags worked fine. The machining, fit and finish is very nice.

FrankB2 12-17-2008 12:40 PM

Re: Ross Rhythm: Worth Buying at a Discount?
 
Hi Guys,
I spun the reels again this morning, and finally figured out what the incoming clicker sounds like: the jib winches on our sailboat. The reels are
much more quiet, of course, but with a microphone.......:icon_mrgr!

The best test is out on the water, I suppose;)


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