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Old 05-07-2009, 09:48 AM
 
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Default Abel TR1 vs Ross Evolution 1

I am wanting a quality reel for my 3wt and these two reels caught my eye. I was wanting some opinions on both of these. I've heard great praises on the Evolution and am leaning a bit toward that, but the TR1 sure is a pretty reel. Any help would be appreciated.


BTW I mainly fish for bass/blue gill and sometimes trout. Sometimes the bass get large and so the drag on the reel should be able to hold up, and I know they are two different mechanisms and that is why I am asking for some opinions.

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Default Re: Abel TR1 vs Ross Evolution 1

Abel and Ross reels are both very fine reels. The Ross 1 is a clicker/pawl drag with a wide rim for palming, the Ross Evolution has a excellent internal drag, so it really depends on how you like to fish (let the reel do all the work or using your palm to assist on larger fish). Another reel in this catagory that is very nice is the Lamson Litespeed, it has a very smooth drag system.

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Default Re: Abel TR1 vs Ross Evolution 1

Thanks, now you made my decision harder

Another quick question Ross reels are guaranteed for life for the original owner, do they have serial numbers and do you have to register them with the company? Just curious if I should stick with a new one or a used, there isn't much difference in price except the cost of the line really. And the cost of line isn't bad for the peace of mind.
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Default Re: Abel TR1 vs Ross Evolution 1

I'm a Ross fan myself.

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Default Re: Abel TR1 vs Ross Evolution 1

Having owned Ross Evolution reels in sizes 2 and 3, I can assure you they
are very nice. Here comes the tough decision, however. The difference in weight between the Evolutions is almost nothing. I would go with a #2, and
you'd have a reel that can be used on a 5 weight as well. You also get a larger arbor for less coiling, faster retrieve, etc. The Evolution's drag is
adjustable from extremely light, to train-stopping. You can use a very light
tippet with the Evo, and if it breaks, it's not the reels fault .
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