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    Default Galvan Brookie or New Orvis Battenkill

    Tell me what you think or would buy . Anyone have any of these? Need a small reel for 61/2 ft 3 wt
    R Reese

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    Default Re: Galvan Brookie or New Orvis Battenkill

    Well........

    By now you know me and may be able to guess the answer. Depending on the rod I would probably find a vintage hardy Featherweight for the life long classic look and sound. Or........... a vintage CFO II in mint shape; same for that featherweight, don't pay too much for something that has been beat up.

    New reels are cool with me but nothing says small stream fishing (to me) like the 2 reel models & sizes I put forth............... Old School

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

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    Default Re: Galvan Brookie or New Orvis Battenkill

    Just wanting info on the two new reels Hardy reels are nice older reels good also
    R Reese

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    Default Re: Galvan Brookie or New Orvis Battenkill

    I would take galvan over orvis any day. The reels are amazing, they work flawlessly and they look good. It is a much smaller company and i think they deserve your money for a multitude of reasons. Making what i believe to be the best reels on the market is only one of them.

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    Default Re: Galvan Brookie or New Orvis Battenkill

    I just purchased the Brookie this spring, it fits my Orvis 1wt. superfine real well. The Brookie has no drag, just an delrin adjustment to stop backlash, same idea as click and pawl, its extremely light and real smooth, I really like it.
    Tim

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