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patio87 09-30-2007 10:16 PM

What reel should I get for my 6wt
So I am probably going to go up to the new cabelas by me and try out the Crosswater 2, I'm probably going to get it unless I really hate it. So I am wondering what reel I should get, I am looking at 3. We have the Martin Mountain Brook, the Hobbs Creek, or a Okuma Sierra. I have a Martin Mountain Brook, but it's on my 8wt, and I don't want another heavy reel on my 6wt. I have an Okuma Sierra 4/5 wt, and I do like that reel. My dad has a Hobbs creek and it is a light reel, but it seems flimsy and cheaper than the Martin.
So what is your take on the reels listed, what's better, what is higher quality, what has a better drag...etc


Frank Whiton 10-01-2007 01:24 AM

Re: What reel should I get for my 6wt
Hi Patio87,

I don't know much about reels in this price range. One of our moderators has recommended the Okuma Sierra and you said you liked that reel. He thinks it has a smooth drag and is a good buy. The Hobbs Creek is also used and liked by some of the forum members. I would pick one of these two reels over the Martin. Let us know what you buy.


patio87 10-01-2007 03:14 AM

Re: What reel should I get for my 6wt
Well I gotta say so far the Okuma Sierra is on the top of my list.

Wyatt 10-01-2007 06:42 AM

Re: What reel should I get for my 6wt
I am using an Okuma Airframe on a 5wt, the daugther is using an Okuma Magnitude on a 6wt and have had no problems, I like the star wheel for the drag system, easy to use and quite.

BigCliff 10-01-2007 10:22 AM

Re: What reel should I get for my 6wt
I'd take a look at the Cortland Endurance reel. Its a little pricier, but has a large arbor design, and will hold up to saltwater use if you ever get a chance to go that route.

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