Thanks Thanks:  0
Likes Likes:  2
Dislikes Dislikes:  0
Page 1 of 2 12 LastLast
Results 1 to 10 of 11

Thread: Name this reel

  1. #1

    Default Name this reel

    Hey,

    can anyone tell me what this reel is: [ame=http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=hYs__UqJ1gI]Speycasting - TSD Product Development - YouTube[/ame]

    I'm looking for a good spey reel... However, I don't really want to spend a ridiculous amount for one.

    Thanks!!!

  2. #2

    Default Re: Name this reel

    Could be an Olson? Not exactly cheap... Funny, I know nothing about this stuff, but was sent this link literally yesterday

    Olson Custom Fly Reels | Home
    "The finest gift you can give to any fisherman is to put a good fish back, and who knows if the fish that you caught isn't someone else's gift to you?" - Lee Wulff

  3. #3

    Default Re: Name this reel

    Holy shikees! 2k for a reel is insane!!! I'm only look to spend a couple of hundred for the reel...

  4. #4

    Default Re: Name this reel

    Check out Speyco, they make nice traditional styled reels for spey rods and for a reasonable price.

  5. Likes delopez, fredaevans liked this post
  6. #5
    Join Date
    Jun 2011
    Location
    Buffalo/SRQ FL/Götebörg, Sweden
    Posts
    2,431
    Blog Entries
    4

    Default Re: Name this reel

    Looks rather like the discontinued Hardy Cascapedia MkII from the stillframe, but the palming rim doesn't look exactly right to me. So long story short, not sure exactly what that reel is, but someone on here will!
    - A.J.

    Working out a way to convince my university to allow me to hold my TA office hours on the nearby creek...

  7. #6

    Default Re: Name this reel

    The Cascapedia MKIIs had a ported wind plate. The reels in the video look like Loop Classics to me, especially since they're casting B&W and Loop rods with some Loop lines.

  8. #7

    Default Re: Name this reel

    I'm used to using single hand reels of 4.75 diameter and 1.5 width. What is the signifigance of an actual spey reel? They do look wider... is width the case? Please excuse my noob question

  9. #8
    Join Date
    Oct 2007
    Location
    Wasilla / Skwentna, Alaska
    Posts
    15,260
    Blog Entries
    111

    Default Re: Name this reel

    Quote Originally Posted by bradyb View Post
    The Cascapedia MKIIs had a ported wind plate. The reels in the video look like Loop Classics to me, especially since they're casting B&W and Loop rods with some Loop lines.
    It does look like a Loop Classic Brady,

    Answering the question about what makes the reel for Spey rods different; weight is the first consideration. With many of the longer Spey rods you will need a reel weighing around 12 ounces to give good balance to the rod when lined up and casting. Some of the new and ultra light Spey rods will balance out with lighter reels but I don't own any of these rods. Many Spey reels are also very attractive to the eye and possess very strong & smooth drag systems. These 2 features do add to the cost of a reel.

    If you're looking for a reel with some heft with a good drag in it look to the original Orvis Vortex reels. These would be circa 2000 - 2004 reels made in America and the weights very depending on size. They can be had a very good prices on auction provided you don't become involved in a bidding war with another person.

    Another one to consider also from Orvis is the Odyssey, I have a #III and a IV in this model. Good drags, enough weight to balance out some rods and also can be had at reasonable cost.

    Ard

    Anywhere can be the land of great expectations, broken dreams, or paradise found, it's all up to you.

    Life On The Line - Alaska Fishing with Ard
    Ard's Forum blog, Alaska Outdoors

  10. #9

    Default Re: Name this reel

    Hello,

    I am pretty sure that it is a Loop "Classic" reel.
    Best regards from Germany,

    THORSTEN

  11. #10

    Default Re: Name this reel

    I ended up going with an echo ion reel for the time being. It's a good reel for the price. So I figured, why not?

Page 1 of 2 12 LastLast

Posting Permissions

  • You may not post new threads
  • You may not post replies
  • You may not post attachments
  • You may not edit your posts
  •