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    Graeme, I am curious as to what the outer diameter of the spool is on the SR3? Their listing of "inner flange" is 3.05 inches. Just wonder about OD's on these reels.


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    Quote Originally Posted by mike_r View Post
    Graeme, I am curious as to what the outer diameter of the spool is on the SR3? Their listing of "inner flange" is 3.05 inches. Just wonder about OD's on these reels.
    Hi Mike,

    87.6mm is what I measure the spool at. The frame measured across the drag knob at the back is 83.5mm.

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    Graeme,

    Thank you for taking the time to make those measurements! I am trying to get a sense of proportion. I am leaning toward the SR2 for the 905 Radian. Tried one of my lighter 8wt reels at 6.1oz (dry weight) plus line/backing,and the balance point static was right where I wanted it to be: in the center of the grip swell. The 2 weighs in at 6.2 oz dry. Should be perfect. I am figuring the OD on that reel to be close to 3 3/16. SR 3 converts to 3 7/16 based on 87.6mm. The line Ill be running is an SA Mastery Expert Distance Comp (125) which typically occupies the same reel volume as a typical 90 DT5. Should be good on the SR2!

    Thanks again!

    Mike


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    No problems Mike.

    I like more backing capacity since there is always the chance of hooking a very large fish in the estuaries I fish in, but so far, that hasn't happened.

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    Default Re: Solitude Reel ?

    Ive been eyeballing those reels for a long time
    Wrote them an email the other day and they replied back that they are still in business but the only dealer for them is Confluence Fly Shop in Bellingham.

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    I have not contacted them yet but it appears you can buy directly from the manufacturer? Do they not keep any reels in inventory?


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    Spoke with Linda at Solitude reels. The parent company, Edco has been bought out and has not resumed production of the reels. They may or may not continue manufacturing the reels in the future. They still have a bit of inventory, and will honor any warranty issues as it stands. You can purchase Solitude reels on their website or over the phone.


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