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troutchaser8 01-07-2013 07:03 PM

Bauer Reels
Has anyone Used a Bauer reel? Any input is appreciated! Thanks!!

Jackster 01-07-2013 07:22 PM

Re: Bauer Reels
I have a couple and can't say a bad thing about them at all.
They have top-notch workmanship and support with extremely smooth drags. I also like the width size of the spools... not too wide (for me anyhow) and not too narow... just right.
Okay... being a weight-weenie, maybe there's one small thing I would like to see them do is lose a few grams of fat. Not that they're heavy but it wouldn't do any harm.

Guest1 01-07-2013 07:34 PM

Re: Bauer Reels
I have a Bauer CFX 5. It has a really smooth drag. I have no complaints. It has a really big star drag set inside the spool so it keeps your running line from hooking on it as it flies up from the ground or a basket. The grag has a click set also. Seems to have a very durable finish. I have only had it for a couple of years now, but it has not got a scratch yet and I do set it on the rocks when I land fish. Key word being set, not drop and then kick around. :D

comeonavs 01-07-2013 08:28 PM

Re: Bauer Reels
I have a Bauer MSL 2.0 on a Orvis Hydros 6WT

Unbeilavable craftsmanship, fit, drag, smooth as silk. I love everything about it. I can't imagine a reel with any better craftsmanship. I love my Ross and Sage reels but the quality feel is night and day when I grab the Bauer.

Doesn't hurt I was born and spent the first 24 years of my life in Medford Or and Bauer is made right down I-5 in Ashland

I did have a question about a "squeaky drag" they emailed me back with details of cause and how to alleviate correctly.Squeak is gone.

wt bash 01-07-2013 08:31 PM

Re: Bauer Reels
I regretfully sold my MZ5 I loved it, smoother than a $5 milkshake.

comeonavs 01-07-2013 08:38 PM

Re: Bauer Reels

Originally Posted by wt bash (Post 514108)
I regretfully sold my MZ5 I loved it, smoother than a $5 milkshake.

$5 shake that's hilarious, thinking Pulp Fiction of course

"Did you just order a five-dollar shake? I gotta know what a $5 shake tastes like"

Great analogy though Bauer reels are incredibly smooth.

Vans 01-07-2013 11:18 PM

Re: Bauer Reels
I have two. A Jr McKenzie and a Rogue. My Rogue...

Bauers are works of art and you wont regret buying one.

blackbear 01-08-2013 01:51 AM

Re: Bauer Reels
All of my reels except one are bauers..they are problem free and super smooth.

trout trekker 01-08-2013 09:49 AM

Re: Bauer Reels
Hi Troutchaser8,

We’ve got a few Bauer’s ( nine of them and a few spare spools are shown here, along with a couple of other brand reels ), mostly they're M, MSL and LMSL series reels which offered some spare spool compatibly with each other from one series to the next.
While Bauer’s aren’t the only reels we own and use, they see more days on the water than most of our other reels.

Best, TT

fredaevans 01-08-2013 11:38 AM

Re: Bauer Reels
With little exception, I'm not the least impressed with 'high end' reels. The Bauer is one of those 'an exception.' Cracker Jack equipment.

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