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  1. Default Re: Reel recommendation

    I have caught up to 20lb TROUT on a reel that had maybe 50' of backing. I was able to chase the fish.
    You have a fish spool you of 200+ feet of backing on a river I would say 9 times out of 10, you are not only going to loose the fish but your line also. The whole drag thing changes cause you have the weight of the water.
    I have only seen a need for 100+ feet of backing for Steelhead and Saltwater. Trout, I have had them take me into maybe 25' of backing.
    Even when I fish my 2wt, I caught a 17" that played the current. Ihave a LA I with 50' backing and I had to walk the shore to get it out of the current then it was easy.
    But I also fish Bamboo and Glass, so I always make sure the path is clear down stream. LOL

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    Default Re: Reel recommendation

    So what reel did you decide on, and how do you like it?
    As long as I get a bite, I don't want to leave!

  3. Default Re: Reel recommendation

    If you are talking to me, there are a couple. Orvis LA, Vosseler LA, Tibor Spring Creek, CFO, Orvis Mid. My favorite right now I guess is the Vosseler, but funny thing, there is no drag on them. They are Rim Drag.

  4. #14

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    You mean you cannot adjust drag? I do not know what rim drag is.
    As long as I get a bite, I don't want to leave!

  5. #15

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    Actually I was talking to the original poster in the thread. But I always like to hear what someone considers a good reel, at a reasonable price. I will be needing to get a new reel before too long for my five wt...this fall at the latest.
    As long as I get a bite, I don't want to leave!

  6. Default Re: Reel recommendation

    Quote Originally Posted by kelkay View Post
    You mean you cannot adjust drag? I do not know what rim drag is.


    There is no drag to adjust. It comes with one little plug in the reel and two more with a three hole limit. I have put all three plugs in for back lash and it is a perfect constant drag. No knob sticking out. The rim of the reel is exposed, you cup the reel with your hand and that is your drag.

  7. #17

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    I guess I would have to see a pic of it, I have never seen anything like that. I have the el cheapo reels.....lol.
    As long as I get a bite, I don't want to leave!

  8. Default Re: Reel recommendation

    Here is the inside of the reel:




    And here is the outside:




    Of course I had to special order Green to go with the GREEN, but they come standard in Titanium and Black.

  9. #19

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    That is a very nice looking reel you have there. I imagine it is awesome!
    As long as I get a bite, I don't want to leave!

  10. Default Re: Reel recommendation

    I am really interested in the Lamson Konic. A fair price for a name brand reel not to mention killer drag, good looking and LAMSON.

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