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#1 Swampfoxforeman

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Posted 13 October 2019 - 03:31 PM

I just seen on my card I have $90 in awards. So I could get the Lamson liquid for around $10. Lamson remix for around $80. The loop evotec g4 for $80-95. I also can get the Galvan rush lite with military discount n my award points for around $160. I would have to buy backing and line for the reels except the The Galvan comes with SA fly line. Any thoughts on which 6wt I should go with?

#2 utyer

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Posted 13 October 2019 - 07:29 PM

I have been fishing with 2 different Lamson reels for more than 10 years,  they have excellent drags and have stood the test of rough use, larger fish, and saltwater.  If it were me, I would stay with Lamson.  


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#3 Swampfoxforeman

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Posted 13 October 2019 - 08:15 PM

I have heard Lamson are good. The only thing about the liquid that Im concerned with is the cast factor being it is made completely of cast and 100% overseas. The Lamson remix is cast spool with CNC frame so 50% overseas and 50% USA made. The loop and Galvan is all CNC. Loop is made in S. Korea, and the Galvan is USA made.

#4 vicente

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Posted 13 October 2019 - 08:56 PM

I have the lamson liquid, I bought the pack with extra spools a few years ago, it's been a good reel I would buy it again.

#5 Swampfoxforeman

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Posted 14 October 2019 - 11:43 AM

Well with much pondering and head banging I decided to go with the Allan Kraken in this color with orange backing and and maybe willow color line. https://cdn11.bigcom....=2&imbypass=on

 

what y’all think?



#6 mikechell

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Posted 14 October 2019 - 01:11 PM

Pretty.  For the price, does it come with a scuba diver to put a fish or two on the hook?


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#7 tjm

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Posted 14 October 2019 - 04:09 PM

 

could get the Lamson liquid for around $10.

 

If it were me, I would stay with Lamson. 

 

have the lamson liquid, I bought the pack with extra spools a few years ago, it's been a good reel I would buy it again.

Looks like good advice right there.

 I'm not out to impress and if a reel cost more than 20$ I'll look on ebay.to find a Pflueger.



#8 Swampfoxforeman

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Posted 14 October 2019 - 04:16 PM

Pretty.  For the price, does it come with a scuba diver to put a fish or two on the hook?

 

lol military discount plus my awards points not as much as you think



#9 mikechell

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Posted 14 October 2019 - 06:54 PM

Ah.  It does look like a good piece of technology.  Feather light.

 

I can appreciate a good deal.


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#10 Meeshka

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Posted 16 October 2019 - 01:13 PM

I vote Loop evotec.  Use that on my 6 wts.  Love it