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Old 05-21-2015, 03:34 PM
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Default Nautilus,Galvan or lamson trout reel?

Need your input on these reels for a 4/5 weight rout rod. Thanks
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Default Re: Nautilus,Galvan or lamson trout reel?

I have a Nautilus FWX 3/4, and a Galvan OB-4. I prefer the Nautilus over that Galvan. The Nautilus is quite light, and I recommend checking the balance with your fly rod. I think those FWX reels tend toward the lower weight of their recommended range. So if you might look at a FWX 5/6 even for a 4-weight rod. The Galvan is also a fine reel (I don't dislike it at all), and I think the Rush LT (looks like an updated OB) might be an excellent reel, and it shares the Torque's renowned drag system, as I understand it.

I have no experience with any Lamson reels.
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Default Re: Nautilus,Galvan or lamson trout reel?

Unless you're talking about trout over 4 pounds or so, just about any reel will do.

Even the low end of the Lamson line, the Konic II, is plenty adequate.

The Galvan Rush has an excellent drag. But, it's more drag than you'll need for any but very large trout.

I'd say just pick one of the ones you mention that balances well and that you like. They'll all work fine on a 4/5 wt trout rod.
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Default Re: Nautilus,Galvan or lamson trout reel?

Thanks Looking at the LAMSON ULA SL 3 reel. There on sale now
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Default Re: Nautilus,Galvan or lamson trout reel?

Both the Nautilus and Galvan are first rate reels. The Lamson is rather too wide and shallow in its spool ratio but that should not be a big deal on a little rod where you won't have fish running line off your reel that needs to be uniformly retrieved.

Focus on balance with your intended rod and if you want more insight; repost this inquiry under Tackle; Reels below.
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Default Re: Nautilus,Galvan or lamson trout reel?

Assuming this is going on that 10' 4w you just bought , if so error to the heavy side. You're gonna want that tip up for intended rod usage

I paired my 10' 4wt with the Allen Kraken reel for three reasons

1) it's butter smooth
2) can't beat the price for the quality you're getting
3) it is heavier relative to the ones you listed so it balances the rod to a tip up position
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