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Old 11-09-2013, 01:28 PM
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Default Re: Reels and spare spools

Spare spools are expensive. About half the price of the reel. No doubt it's overpriced. So if you buy a very expensive reel, do it for the reel, not to buy spare spools.

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Old 11-10-2013, 10:30 AM
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I have had a couple of reels over the years that I had spare spools for them. I found that I simply never used them. The times that I did it was because I made myself just to justify it. Now most of the reels I use it is a pain in the ass to switch out the spools anyway. Couldn't be happier.
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Given the relatively high retail cost of most spare spools (> 50% of the reel cost), I just go with a spare reel. Of course if you see a great deal on the spool
then that might change matters.
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Default Re: Reels and spare spools

Here's an instance why I think it makes complete sense:

I have a Big Game No.2. I have a large arbor for my 6 weight and a standard arbor that I can fish on a 7 or 8. One reel for different sized rods.
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Default Re: Reels and spare spools

That's all great but I wasn't really looking for a vote on the value/popularity of a spare spool, seems too many strings turn into this.

Guess my post wasn't understood.

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Oh. Well, yes. You should be committed forthwith.
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I've been snatching up decent reels that I've stumbled across that are on clearance. I'm not sure why, but they've all ended up being Ross (Vexsis, Evolution & CLA). They are all 5-6 weight reels, so now I feel a little guilty that I went a little overboard...
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Old 11-13-2013, 02:37 AM
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Default Re: Reels and spare spools

I love my disc Battenkills, and I'm with Pete here. I have spare spools with sink tips for them. But I just bought three new rods in 3,5 and 8. None are as expensive as my 4,6 and 10, so I bought cheaper reels in three different brands just to expirenment. Frankly, if I wind up liking these reels, all about fifty bucks, buying a spare reel would seem smarter than a spare spool. Though I do feel this odd compulsion for a backup spool. I guess the backup reel will work.
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Default Re: Reels and spare spools

I figure if I can't afford a spare spool for the reel then I need to wait til I can.

I always like to have a sink tip with me as one never knows what conditions will dictate. I fish salt water 2/3's of the time and often winds are very high. Here have a spool with intermediate will save the day.

I am gravitating towards Ross for most of my reels. But have a pile of Medalist (along with a pile of spare spools!!).

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I always like to have a sink tip with me as one never knows what conditions will dictate. I fish salt water 2/3's of the time and often winds are very high. Here have a spool with intermediate will save the day.
Sounds to me that you answered your own question. Who cares what other people think anyhow?

My little "bathtub" Mako accomdates 8 fully assembled and rigged fly rod rods - none above waist height to interfere with a guy casting a ninth, if he chooses to hang onto a rod all day long.

Since I've never once changed out a spool in my life while actually fishing, I don't figure I need many spare ones. I do have a few that I change before I go, but not very many.

Diffrent strokes for different folks.
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