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Old 01-15-2006, 01:39 PM
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Old 01-15-2006, 02:44 PM
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Holy **** Batman, I agree with you guys as to the the cost
of the Siskiyou Design reels. They look like one of the old
Peerless and Hardy reels. Their design and machine work is top
of the line. There's a number or reels on the market that are
as expensiive or more expensive. Being a poor boy, I can't afford
one either. I use a Tioga Magnum by Teton, also Okuma, and
an old entry level Hardy. All of my rods are middle priced.Albright,
Sage Launch, Reddington and an old Orvis. Take a look at the
Cascapedia by Hardy. Also expensive!!!! I'll say one thing, you
guys are real hoot. Cheers,


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Yeah, I actually went through a stage where I thought the most expensive gear was best and had to have it. I have owned everything from Sage XP to Winston WT's and top of the line Orvis, G loomis, and others.

I have also owned some pretty expensive reels.

While these items have their place, I found that as a poor single dad, I would end up having to sell them to pay those bills that got neglected in order to buy them anyway. Also, I think my skills have improved enough that I can lower end equipment with just as much success.

One of my absolute favorite rods is a Cabelas Traditional 8.5 foot 5 wt. that I bought for $60. This rod has beautiful action and I just truly enjoy casting it. I guess it is just a matter of taste (and budget) but I can't fathom spending that kind of money any longer.

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Snuffy ... If you would, a favor please. Is this the same outfit who made reels for Winston back in the early 90's. As I recall, they were issued as "Vintage Winston."

If that is a correct guess, they are absolutely gorgeous. If it's not too much trouble, I would appreciate the info. Thanks ... Doug
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Old 02-19-2006, 11:35 AM
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Re: Siskiyou Design Reels.

Doug,

I do not have the answer to your question. How some
ever, will go to Siskiyou Design and get the info. Your
100% about the looks and workmanship of these reels.
This company specializes in precision medical and industry
equipment. Their reels are machined and finished to the
highest standards. The old saying, "You get what you pay for".
Some guys invest in expensive rods and pay conservative
prices for reels, others are just the opposite. Whatever
turns your crank. I guess in some incidents its a matter of
bragging rights. If you ever get an opportunity to examine
one of these reels, do so, you will like what you see. I own
one of their reels and it looks alot like the Hardy Cascapedia.
Their workmanship and tooling far excede the Hardy reel.
Also own a Hardy and enjoy it as well. As a matter of fact
I fish the heck out of both of them. Well Doug, nuff said.
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