Thanks Thanks:  0
Likes Likes:  5
Page 2 of 2 FirstFirst 12
Results 11 to 12 of 12

Thread: 5wt Trout Reel

  1. #11

    Default Re: 5wt Trout Reel

    I've owned Lamson, Ross and Orvis. Of the one's you mentioned Ross is a great choice (I owned the Evolution LT) because it's American made. I think the Lamson litespeed I had was US made, but I didn't care for the Hard Alox...yes it did scratch up. And it just sounded light and I started to feel like it wouldn't take a beating.

    The Hyrdos is a nice reel (it's pretty much the BLA they discontinued and I've owned 2, still got one). I was considering one, but opted for a CFO II for the 3wt. Love how that sounds!

    For completely sealed drags I go with Hatch. I own 2 and they are bomb proof.
    "...all snobbery is defensive..and as important as fishing seems, the most important thing about it is, it's just fishing."

    -- John Gierach


    My TU:

  2. #12

    Default Re: 5wt Trout Reel

    I have a Lamson guru and I couldn't have asked anything more from a reel. this replaced an Orvis reel and the Lamson blew it out of the water. The drag is incredible and its all sealed. I don't think I will buy any other reel. I really like the spool system. you just pop it out, no confusing mechanics. its the same with the rest of the reel, the mechanics are simple but effective.

Page 2 of 2 FirstFirst 12

Similar Threads

  1. Replies: 0
    Last Post: 11-11-2012, 03:23 AM
  2. Replies: 0
    Last Post: 11-01-2012, 11:30 PM
  3. Replies: 0
    Last Post: 10-14-2012, 10:50 PM
  4. vintage tahoe trout fly reel san jose californa ~ fishing reel ~ fly reel ~
    By Ebay USA in forum Vintage fly reels for sale
    Replies: 0
    Last Post: 04-30-2012, 11:20 AM
  5. Replies: 0
    Last Post: 02-28-2012, 11:30 AM

Posting Permissions

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