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Old 06-15-2009, 04:02 PM
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Default Re: cheap junkie reel?

Thanks for the replies...
Yeah, I have a medalist. I have an old Martin reel that is about as basic as you can get... Looking for something even cheaper. I saw a clear creek caddis for 15 bucks... Might be what I'm talking about... Literally just something that holds line... It kills me to see these very expensive reels for fly fishing and know that their design is SO simple and much easier to build than any spinning reel yet they are 12 times as much! Sorry I may be off here, but I've never understood that. Only thing I can think of is that they must charge more because not as many people buy them?
Now for tarpon or shark, even steelies, I can understand getting a decent reel with a good drag, but for most fish I target, a drag in not needed.
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