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drc 03-25-2013 05:54 PM

good deal or not?
 
Found a new wetly infinit1 on sale for $100. Is this a good deal or not? I'm not really familiar with Wetfly. How good of a company are they? I will be using this mainly for bass and secondarily for redfish. How good is the drag? is it sealed for the salt water? thanks for the help.

raindogt 03-25-2013 06:26 PM

Re: good deal or not?
 
I know nothing of it... I assume it is a reel...LOL

A quick search turns very little up (although their website looks alright) , this being said, unless you are compelled by some phenomenal desire to have this particular item, I'd pass.

Why, you ask? There are many super quality reels to be had for that kind of skin. Go with a company that you know will stand by their product should you have questions/ problems.

my .02

EDIT// of course, I am a big fan of Allen, and my same logic could be applied to them-- relatively small fry in a big fish industry..... so, what do I know? lol

Guest1 03-25-2013 06:32 PM

Re: good deal or not?
 
Well I googled it and the first spot I checked wanted $249 for it.
INFINIT1 Premium Fly Reel

caseywise 03-25-2013 06:46 PM

Re: good deal or not?
 
for that price get this
ATS Reel Series - Allen Fly Fishing Store

drc 03-25-2013 07:21 PM

Re: good deal or not?
 
this is probably an impossible combination but I'm looking for a reel with a sealed drag thats cheap

kylebass91 03-26-2013 04:34 AM

Re: good deal or not?
 
look into a lampson Konic, its a sealed drag and I love the reel, I own 3 of them.

okuma 03-26-2013 06:32 AM

Re: good deal or not?
 
If I may suggest, look into a Okuma Cedros Salt reel. Around $155.00. Though I never owned one of these, all the Okuma reels I have serve me very well.

nick k 03-26-2013 06:42 AM

Re: good deal or not?
 
Second on the Allen ATS reel. I buy everything from Allen that I can now. If I need a new piece of gear, and Allen sells one in the specifications I want, that's probably the one I buy.

You just cant beat their price, quality, and especially service. If you have an desire for a new rod as well, the Allen weakly deal is a Xa rod (3, 4, or 5wt) and a Trout II reel for $269. The rod is $229 separately and the reel is $139 separately so you are getting a hell of a deal.

ditz 03-26-2013 12:58 PM

Re: good deal or not?
 
Everyone has thier own opinion about reels. I would recommend a Colton Torrent if you are looking for a good drag and a quality frame. In the end you must make your own decision and consider the price verses quality. You can spend $2000 if you want or you can spend $30. Your requirements and wallet will dictated what you end up buying. :wavetowel

nick k 03-26-2013 01:11 PM

Re: good deal or not?
 
Or you could invest the $100, and buy a $150 reel in 20 years.


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