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    Nice brown! That looks like the Owyhee river here in Oregon (though I'm sure there are many similar rivers here in the west).

    Good to hear about the FWX though.. I think that about seals it for me. I'd previously thought about getting a less expensive reel (like an Alpha or a WLX from Cabelas), but I'd rather just spend a little more up front and have something I never really have to worry about.

    Also, regarding a second hand rod, I'd be a little concerned about a warranty. Does Scott honor their warranty after the rod is sold to a second owner? It might be worth a little extra money up front for the security.

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    Call them and ask, Scott is a great company.

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    Scott only warranties to the original owner. But they will fix a section for like $100

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    You won't be dissatisfied with a Nautilus reel. Not at all.

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    I have had most reels and i love my FWX reels.
    Have them from the 1/3 up the the 7/8 and all do there job well.

    T
    www.Eat-sleep-fish.co.uk/ Great free online mag

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    You won't be disappointed.
    Every reel they have made is high quality.
    I am still using my Old Florida #3 (from the companies their beginning) in the CA surf.


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    I would recommend saving some bucks and getting the Orvis Hydros IV reel instead. It can handle any challenge you throw at it. Only $205 with their current $50 off promotion (running though Xmas).

    Or if you want more spool capacity, spend an extra $25 and get the Hydros V.

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    Look into a Bauer MX4 before you buy anything. They're over your budget, but rock solid with an outstanding drag (smooth and strong). I have one on my BVK 8wt and love it. If you look on YouTube, there's a video where they attach one to a motorcycle to simulate a ~25mph bonefish run.

    Their MXP series is a bit cheaper but also really nice.

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    Quote Originally Posted by biggie_robs View Post
    Look into a Bauer MX4 before you buy anything. They're over your budget, but rock solid with an outstanding drag (smooth and strong). I have one on my BVK 8wt and love it. If you look on YouTube, there's a video where they attach one to a motorcycle to simulate a ~25mph bonefish run.

    Their MXP series is a bit cheaper but also really nice.
    Both series have been discontinued and you can find them at closeout prices if you look around. Sierra Trading Post has some and I have seen them for even cheaper at the Big Auction Website. The best price I have seen is $270 for an MXP4 at the Gorge Fly Shop: Bauer CFX Fly Reels

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    Quote Originally Posted by moucheur2003 View Post
    Both series have been discontinued and you can find them at closeout prices if you look around. Sierra Trading Post has some and I have seen them for even cheaper at the Big Auction Website. The best price I have seen is $270 for an MXP4 at the Gorge Fly Shop: Bauer CFX Fly Reels
    Worth every penny!

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