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Old 05-04-2009, 09:43 PM
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I have a 4 wt 8' rod that I need a reel for. Not looking for anything overly fancy, just a working reel. I have had a few different reels and was never satisfied with any of them. Anybody got advice for one.???? Thanks, Scott
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My money gets spent on Lamson and Orvis reels. Both companies are great. One small piece of advice....unless you have money to burn, don't spend more than 150 bucks on a trout reel. For trout fishing you can find really nice reels that will perform excellently at that price point and under. Anything more is really just overkill. IMO.
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Hi Scott,

Take a look at the Lamsons. They seem to be pretty simple and I hear good things. Oh yeah, I have one but haven't used it yet.

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Default Re: Looking for a fly reel

On such a small rod fishing small creeks here in Michigan I don't need an expensive reel for sure, I'll look at Lamson's...Thanks, Scott
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Default Re: Looking for a fly reel

You can buy the bottom end around $100, never know when you'll hook a big brown.
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Default Re: Looking for a fly reel

which reels have you had which did not measure up to your satisfaction?

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Default Re: Looking for a fly reel

I have been perfectly happy with my Sage value series reel. It's $130 bucks and the spools are only $40 I think. They perform just fine too.
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Default Re: Looking for a fly reel

The Ross Evolution is great, not cheap but not to expensive. Super light wieght and the drag is perfect!
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Default Re: Looking for a fly reel

There's also Islander reels. Excellent quality and you can get them with disc drag or clic & pawl. If you order from a canadian source the prices are good with the exchange rate. My .02 cents.

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The LL Bean Mid Arbor is really a sweet reel that won't break the bank. Very smooth and quiet.
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