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  1. #11
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    Default Re: What is the best trout fly reel ever made?

    Bogdan period !!! Orvis CFO had their problems they were cast they had metal flaking issues.

  2. #12
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    Default Re: What is the best trout fly reel ever made?

    This has to be the best, it has trout in the name.


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  4. #13
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    Default Re: What is the best trout fly reel ever made?

    Best is indeed in the eye (or hand) of the beholder. I have Galvan Torques and Abel Creeks. Different reels entirely but they serve me well

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    Default Re: What is the best trout fly reel ever made?

    I'm gonna say either the Ross Evolution, not the new Evo LT I don't like that series at all, or the Sage 2550 with the carbon fiber spool. Upper hand goes to the Ross for being made in America!

    Randy
    “Fishing for me, as funny as it sounds, is sorta my brand of praying almost. I’m never closer to my spirituality than when I’m in the act of fishing.” - JT Van Zandt

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    Default Re: What is the best trout fly reel ever made?

    Now that's a very hard Question to answer as I've many Brands including Hardy's,Allen,Baeur,Ross, Scienentific Angler,Airflo,White River & the list goes on,after all Really they only hold The Line,some have so called Sophisticated Braking Systems ?????
    Even though I don't own own one The Ari T Hart Reels are propably The Sleekest, Most Sort After Reels By Collectors,I can't remember how many I've bid on & missed out on Ebay,most have gone for big money.
    Also you now see where Sellers recognise they bring The Big Dollars & put them up with Phenominal Price Tags.
    Brian

  8. #16

    Default Re: What is the best trout fly reel ever made?

    Quote Originally Posted by trout champ View Post
    I'm gonna say either the Ross Evolution..
    Randy
    +1

    Better even because I got mine on closeout..

    It's going to depend on if you like clicks, you fish fresh or salt, etc

    The Medalist - i have a few of them? Just becuase they are/were popular doesn't make them good, they're just cheap - lol, sort of like a Yugo
    Dave
    406

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  10. #17

    Default Re: What is the best trout fly reel ever made?

    It's a cold morning here in the North East, I'll bite:


    1. Spring&Pawl: A handmade Stan Bogdan is the best I've ever seen or, for a factory reel; the CFO (designed by Stan but not loved by him latter) or Abel Creek

    2. Exotic Reel: I suppose Ari't Hart's reels, made by him in his home in Holland, are the finest trout reels on the Planet. Oh, little Abel Supers are terrific and my wife loves her German Vosseler and I wish I had bought one of Jack Charlon's first generation reels and my buddy loves his Sarcione...but Ari trumps them all.

    3. Readily available and reasonably priced: I fish Nautilus FWX and Hardy Ultralite DD reels and find both to be totally reliable, fine tunable, smooth pleasures to fish with. the U DD has an extra unusual advantage; the incremental size differences between models makes it reasonable to achieve exactly the balance you strive for with any trout rod.




    A Brace of Harts



    Bogdan Spring&Pawl Trout

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    Default Re: What is the best trout fly reel ever made?

    Abel Creek #2 Large Arbor

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    Default Re: What is the best trout fly reel ever made?

    Riptide nailed it with the most underrated reel sold.
    Oh I live to be the ruler of life not a slave

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    Default Re: What is the best trout fly reel ever made?

    If you want to impress people with what you can spend on the 'latest and greatest',,the selection is small. If you want to catch fish,,,,,,,,,,,lots of good reels out there.

    I think it's probably a round question.
    I find my meal by finding my meal's meal.

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