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Old 12-10-2011, 01:32 AM
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Default Is it worth it too upgrade reels?

This coming summer for my own little "graduation" present Im wanting to do A LOT of fly fishing, this summer I didnt make it out enough so this coming summer Im already planning a few trips and a few hikes into alpine lakes.

anyways my current set up is a St. Croix Triumph 9' 5wt fly rod. It has a cheap little Cabelas Prestige Plus fly reel. Im just curious what you guys think, should i upgrade the reel? Or should I use the Cabelas untill it breaks? Ive never caught fish big enough to need to fight with the drag system I just dont want to be out one day 4 miles in at an alpine lake and have the reel fail.

What do you think? I was thinking about upgrading to either a Lamson Konic or an Allen Trout series. Thoughts?

-John H
"A good cast is like a good whiskey- It's smooth and hits the spot" -Anonymous fly fishing guide
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