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How much will you spend?
Posted 30 January 2005 - 07:18 PM
Posted 24 February 2005 - 12:21 AM
|QUOTE (dbl_shot @ Dec 23 2004, 03:06 PM)|
| Certainly varies for me. Ihave used an STH cassette reel for a number of years. Bought it when they first came out which was about 10 years ago. Still use it for anything from trout to steelhead. Most I ever spent was in the 400+ range for a good spey reel. Certainly helps when a salmon or hot steelhead makes a long blistering run and I don't have to worry about drag.|
Cheers. - Hansen
You are one of the few folks I have come across that has an STH cassette reel. The local bait shop carries the STH models. I like them when I looked at them. I asked for opinions back at the fly shop and everyone who heard the question (fellow fishermen more than staff) told me not to even think about it. I heard comments like "its a toy" and concerns about breaking the pin that keeps the cassette from spining free. They don't carry STH at that fly shop.
If you have actually used one, I would love to hear your comments. It seems to me that they have a really nice little system there. And it looks economical.
I won a rod in a raffle at the fly show a couple weeks ago. It is supposed to arrive here tomorrow. That means that I need to go out and get a reel and line. The new rod is a SAGE 5 wt. I have a 4 wt St Croix Imperial outfit already and an ancient 6 wt with an SA reel. Once I finish putting together the new rod with a reel, I will be shop for an 8 wt outfit. I would love to try this Steelheading these guys keep talking about.
Member of the Illinois Smallmouth Alliance
Rivers: Fox, DuPage, Kishwaukee, Kankakee
Ponds: Fermilab Ponds, Blackwell Forest Preserve
Fishing primarily DuPage and Kane counties in NE Illinois
Posted 24 February 2005 - 12:53 AM
Posted 24 February 2005 - 02:48 AM
Posted 04 March 2005 - 02:57 PM
Posted 07 March 2005 - 11:52 AM
Most of the time I fish with a Cabela's Deschutes (discontinued?), an Orvis Battenkill L.A., or a Ross Gunnison G2 (old style).
One of my favorites is my late mother's Hardy Princess. I put on one of the new Cortland Sylk lines and use it with my 60's-vintage Orvis 99 that I bought in Manchester, VT factory (with Wes Jordan's assistance with the selection). I use that several times a year just to re-visit the experience.