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Has anybody had experience with Bozeman Flyworks reels?

I’m about to order one. Made in Bozeman mt, ( I believe ) reasonably priced, look nice in the pictures.

 

thanks in advance.

TT

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Bozeman Flyworks reels or Bozeman Reel Co reels?  If the former, are you sure the reels are American made? 

In either case, sorry I can't help, I only fish older Medalists.   

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9 hours ago, flytire said:

I know that sight/company, I've bought leaders and tippet from them before.  I just don't see anywhere stating that their reels are built in Bozeman or even the US of A. 

The Bozeman Reel Co does state their reels are made in Bozeman, hence my confusion as to which company @Trouttramp was referring.  

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15 hours ago, niveker said:

In either case, sorry I can't help, I only fish older Medalists.   

On that lovely reed?

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7 hours ago, Sandan said:

On that lovely reed?

Yes.  Just picked up the Double L redo last week, haven't had a change to cast is yet, but planning on putting a 1494 on it. 

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6 hours ago, niveker said:

Yes.  Just picked up the Double L redo last week, haven't had a change to cast is yet, but planning on putting a 1494 on it. 

Oh yeah, get on it. I picked up my Alan Kube 8'3" 5wt. quad the Monday before last. Casts and fishes like a dream.  Modern Nautilus SM reel cause I just change spools when I use a 4wt.

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22 hours ago, Sandan said:

Oh yeah, get on it. I picked up my Alan Kube 8'3" 5wt. quad the Monday before last. Casts and fishes like a dream.  Modern Nautilus SM reel cause I just change spools when I use a 4wt.

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Beautiful rod and reel Sandan!

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1 hour ago, DFoster said:

Beautiful rod and reel Sandan!

Thank you. Hope you liked that thread I sent you about the Medalists

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2 hours ago, Sandan said:

Thank you. Hope you liked that thread I sent you about the Medalists

Yes sir!

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I THOUGHT they are made in BOZEMAN  Mt,  ( I have no affiliation with this company, just ordered a reel)

Could be wrong, probably not USA made for that price.

Love seeing the bamboo rods, have a few myself.

 

TT

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5 hours ago, niveker said:

Talk about reel porn!

That sure is a pretty rod.  He's quite the craftsman from what I read.  

Let us know what you think.  

He sure is. He did a small run of totally hand made and machined hardy perfect clones they're amazing. His leather work is excellent too. The quality and pride he takes in his work is second to none

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This post kind of got off track.

Back to the Bozeman Flyworks reel:

( If your interested )

I ordered one in a 5/6 weight from Amazon, blue and silver. It shipped from Belgrade Mt., and with Amazon’s return policy, you can’t go wrong.

The reel arrived yesterday, shipped and packaged very nicely. At first glance, the reel looks great. It is almost certainly CNC machine cut out of aluminum. The fit and finish is good to very good. The spool spins as smooth as any I have had in my hands. The drag adjustment is precise with nice little “clicks” as you tighten or loosen the drag. With about a two full turns of adjustment from almost no drag to way too much drag. The drag seems to stay where you put it when line is stripped out. Very very smooth. 

I measured the run out on the spool with a dial indicator, it was as close to .000 as I have seen on anything I have ever measured. And I have checked thousands of parts. Also I checked how true the spool runs, it was true within .002”, which is really nothing. These measurements tell me the the machine workmanship during manufacturing is very fine. As a precision machinist tool and die maker in the business for 35+ years, I appreciate the  close tolerance machine work of this reel.

The spool unscrews and the cap (nut) that holds it on STAYS  with the spool, no need to worry about dropping and losing It.

I have not confirmed the country of manufacture, still checking on that,  Not that it matters all that much to me, as a lot of fishing gear today comes from overseas, rods, hooks, flys….etc 

 

For 130$ shipped from Amazon, it looks and feels like a very fine reel. I can’t wait to take it out and fight a fish with It. I may order one more in a different size.

 

I have no affiliation to this company what so ever.

TT

 

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