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Old 02-27-2005, 03:38 PM
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Originally Posted by dougm

At $229.00, this reel is a steal, and don't believe the bit about being for "freshwater." The fact is the LA-3 is built for either fresh or saltwater.
If you are looking to spend $220 drop another $20 and go with the Galvan. Much nicer IMO..

This is the one I have:
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Galvan Open Back reels incorporate all of the outstanding features of the standard Galvan reel. Available in the OB-1 (Open Back 1), OB-2, OB-3, OB-4, OB-5. These reels feature the same incredibly smooth action and drag as all Galvan reels. The machining of the frame and spool reduces weight and enables you to look through the middle of the reel. The Open Back's spool and frame are fully machined out of 6061 bar stock aluminum. It has a quick-release spool that requires no tools to change and is counter-balanced for wobble-free rotation. Made of aluminum and stainless steel.
It is absolutely incredible. I have used everything from Orvis, Ross, G.Loomis, and a few others as well and the Galvan is by far my favorite.
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