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Old 03-03-2011, 03:17 PM
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I'm looking for a good reel to fish with a 7 weight rod. Going to be used in salt water. I would like to keep it under $100. Any suggestions?
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You will probably hear this alot, but the Allen & Co. Alpha is probably going to be your best bet.

There are some who will use Pflueger Medalist, which have an awesome drag.
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you have 2 exelent choices Allen Alpha 7/8 or Allen Trout 5/7 Alpha is a midarbor and the Trout is a true large arbor, take your .
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Default Re: Best Reel under $100

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The new Loomis Reels are also OK,I used one last year & it performed good,however I saw it at Sportmans Warehouse for $100,you might get it elsewhere cheaper??
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I'm looking for a good reel to fish with a 7 weight rod. Going to be used in salt water. I would like to keep it under $100. Any suggestions?
For that size, I would suggest you check out the Ross Flyrise 4. It is a 6-8 weight and runs for about $110. The smaller models run for 100bucks. Either way they are a great value and use basically the same drag as used on the Ross Evolution. Lifetime warranty.

While I am hearing great things about the Allen, I havent been able to put my hands on one. Whereas you can go to many flyshops and actually hold one and check out the drag etc.
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Default Re: Best Reel under $100

Pflueger Trion can be had for under $100 as well. These seem to hold up decent & have good drags. I have several friends who fish them in the salt.

Whatever you get, give it a good coat of car wax/finish before spooling it up and wash/dunk it well after each SW use.

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Default Re: Best Reel under $100

I will throw in a vote for the Redington Surge. Its 79 bucks and I think its well worth that price. It has a nice drag and I like the looks of it too.
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Default Re: Best Reel under $100

allen... the only way to go.... i dont think you will find a reel better for even under $200...
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Old 03-05-2011, 09:18 PM
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Default Re: Best Reel under $100

Absoutely, no doubt, Allen reels are the best bang for the buck. If you would have asked for one in the $200 range my answer would still be the same.
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Default Re: Best Reel under $100

just got an okuma vashon reel that i would place on the hi end of a medium priced reel at that price
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