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Old 06-22-2012, 09:34 PM
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Hi guys

sorry i havent been on work is busy (crazy busy) and been loooking after my wife since we found out she was pregnant ( a complete surprise ) she has been having a hard time we have also decided to move back to Scotland to raise our family as we have been offered 5 Acres from my parents as a Baby gift to build a house and that we arent sure when but will be within the next few months before the baby . Sadly i havent had a chance to get out fishing here in Utah. hopefully going to borrow some gear from work and head out to the Provo in the next week weeks
I also have a quick question i am looking to by a new reel i am thinking of the Hardy Ultra light 5000/6000DD and the Lamson Guru 2 (the Black one) i am going to be putting a 6 or 7 wt on it and i will be fishing for Big Browns and Atlantic salmon back in Scotland. I am not really familiar with Lamson Reels i know that they are popular. I am admitidley a Hardy fan but am disapointed that most of there stuff is made in Korea and quality isnt as good as it used to be.

Both reels are about the same in price i can get either for around $110 through my work. my main concern is i want a reel that is going to last and handle fish from 1/2 pound browns to 15-20 atlantic salmon, I do have my other reel for smaller fish

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Old 06-22-2012, 09:43 PM
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Wilky: Welcome back and congrats on the baby. Personally, I'm a Lamson fan, I just love the drag system on their reels, smooth as silk.
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Old 06-22-2012, 10:07 PM
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I think that the Guru 3 would be a better fit for a 6 and 7 weight rods. It is light enough for most modern rods. The main advantage is the larger diameter for faster line pick up.

I would also lean towards the 6000DD from Hardy for the same reasons.

I cannot comment on the performance of the Hardy since it has not been on the market for a long enough period.

The Guru could work for you although I think that the Lamson cone and bearing system is a bit weak on the high end. From the low to mid range drag settings, the Guru is stellar. If your Atlantic Salmon fight as fierce as a West Coast USA Steelhead, the system should be fine. If you use proper rod leverage, a mid range set Lamson could handle a 15 to 20 pound fish. My largest Steelhead on the fly was 14 pound Rogue River USA wild buck. I used a Lamson Litespeed 3 on that fish.

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I love my Lamson reel. Seems like you couldn't break one since there all metal

Another major plus like everyone said before is lamsons drag. In one of the fly shops here they had a lamson in a bowl of sand and you could reel it in the sand and it work fine. Never got a grain of sand in it for how many times I tried it. If you set your reel in the sand a lot that is a major plus.
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I agree on Lamson. Their reels have never given me any issues and laying your reel in the sand or mud is never an issue as well just pick it up and dip it in the water! The drag is plenty powerful in all settings and does not heat up much. The bonus would be the special edition Guru! that is a sleek looking reel.
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Hey Wilky!...welcome backand congrats on the baby
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Hi guys

been loooking after my wife since we found out she was pregnant ( a complete surprise )
Congrats on the Baby! Don't own a Lamson or a Hardy so I am no help. But again, Congrats.
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I agree on Lamson. Their reels have never given me any issues and laying your reel in the sand or mud is never an issue as well just pick it up and dip it in the water!
I wish just putting the reel in the water always fixes it but ive ruined two reels that way at the same lake by putting them in this very fine sand while changing flies and not even thinking about it. I lost some money doing that so I only use Lamson for that reason.
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I love Lamsons! My problem is I can't decide how many of each size I need! At the moment I am well past need and well into want!
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Old 06-23-2012, 03:31 PM
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Hey Wilky

Just been in the States a couple of years and just getting settled now. I don't think you will be doing much Atlantic salmon fishing with a 7 weight though. My favourite rig was a 10 weight 15' bruce and Walker! For lower water I had a 12' 8 weight.
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