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    Default HELP Choosing a reel

    I need some help in choosing a decent 5wt. reel that would be below $150.

    If you have any decent rods in that price range as well please let me know.

    There are so many chooses out there now and all I have ever fished with is my 4wt Redington CT and Lamson 1.5 so I would like some input on some other gear if anyone has used anything else that is good and cheap.

    Thanks

    EDIT: It will be mainly used for trout in Colorado.
    There is certainly something in angling that tends to produce a serenity of the mind. ~Washington Irving

    Men and fish are alike. They both get into trouble when they open their mouths.

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    I'm not so sure about prices but I always figure, If I am fishing in Colorado I'd fish a Scott rod and a Ross reel...because they are made there and they are both fine products.

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    Check out Allen, just picked up the gf the ATS 2. Haven't tested it out yet as it's a Christmas present, but from what I see it looks like a great reel.

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    Quote Originally Posted by miamimikepa View Post
    Check out Allen, just picked up the gf the ATS 2. Haven't tested it out yet as it's a Christmas present, but from what I see it looks like a great reel.

    Deal of the week has a rod, reel and line...4WT combo for $159. They will stand behind it if you don't like it.

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    Quote Originally Posted by mridenour View Post
    Deal of the week has a rod, reel and line...4WT combo for $159. They will stand behind it if you don't like it.
    I saw that, I wish it was a 5wt though. I have a 8'6" 4wt Redington CT with a Lamson 1.5 reel already.

    I wanted to get some variety in my rods and reels. Would really like to get back to a 9' 5wt.

    That's a good deal though.
    There is certainly something in angling that tends to produce a serenity of the mind. ~Washington Irving

    Men and fish are alike. They both get into trouble when they open their mouths.

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    Check out the Lamson Konic. It is quite a bargain.

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    Default Re: HELP Choosing a reel

    Neat the top of my list would be a Ross Gunnison G2.

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    Orvis Battenkill or Access mid arbor.
    John L.

    "The finest gift you can give to any fisherman is to put a good fish back, and who knows if the fish that you caught isn't someone else's gift to you?" Lee Wulff

    “Be patient and calm – for no one can catch fish in anger.” – Herbert Hoover

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    Default Re: HELP Choosing a reel

    If you are looking for rod as well I have a St Croix Reign 5WT 9-0 4PC. Don't know what you mean by "decent". It probably qualifies as decent. Not their best rod, somewhat tip heavy. PM if interested. I would let you return it if you don't like it after casting.

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    I have my Hardy Ultralite DD 4000 (4/5/6 wt) posted here for sale. It was on my 8.5' 5wt Z and balanced nicely but would balance a 9 footer even more precisely I think. I'm offering it up for $150.00 shipped.

    I just bought a GRXI 9' 8wt (Hardy /Greys) rod for a friend for Christmas and test casted it on the lawn today; very impressive! I think they are on closeout because I got it for a bid of $80.00 and they retail for $210.00. Very nice quality and sweet medium fast action casting. The 2011? shootout had the 9' 5wt version listed next to the Sage One at 11th place.
    "I cast my hook into a single stream; but my pleasure is as if I owned a kingdom." - Chi K'ang (223-262)

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