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    Arrow Bauer Reels

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

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    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.

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    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.

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    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.
    "The fish you're gonna find up here, you're gonna find; Rainbow,Cuttbow,CuttBrowns,Brownbows,RainBrowns,
    CuttyRainbrowns, Pike ,Perch"

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    I regretfully sold my MZ5 I loved it, smoother than a $5 milkshake.
    Oh I live to be the ruler of life not a slave

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    Quote Originally Posted by wt bash View Post
    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.
    "The fish you're gonna find up here, you're gonna find; Rainbow,Cuttbow,CuttBrowns,Brownbows,RainBrowns,
    CuttyRainbrowns, Pike ,Perch"

    "Snap it" Hank Patterson

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    I have two. A Jr McKenzie and a Rogue. My Rogue...






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

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    All of my reels except one are bauers..they are problem free and super smooth.

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    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

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    With little exception, I'm not the least impressed with 'high end' reels. The Bauer is one of those 'an exception.' Cracker Jack equipment.
    When wealth is lost, nothing is lost; when health is lost, something is lost; when character is lost, all is lost. - Billy Graham"

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