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Posted 01 March 2005 - 06:20 PM
Posted 01 March 2005 - 07:02 PM
The Tiogas I've heard nothing but good things about. I havent used the larger size tioga but I had a chance to play around with a 5 wt tioga and it was a really nice quality piece, for the price I was impressed.
Posted 01 March 2005 - 07:23 PM
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Posted 11 March 2005 - 12:43 AM
Cortland Big Game for pike and steelhead....Nice reel super solid drag, but feels like a brick on the bottom of the rod. This is on my 9
Redington GD on my 7 brand new hasn't even hit the water yet but seems solid, spools are decently priced to 25 bucks...It aluminum...It definitely has that *BLING* factor should do well with freaking out some spooky carp.
Okuma Magnitude on my 5 feather weight magnesium...Sweet enough drag...
I've been out fished by guys with old school line holder reels no drag or anything... At this point in time I look for a descent reel with cheap spare spool prices that way I can destroy the reel and not feel so bad about it. Reels are over-priced pieces of art in my opinion. I think if I was fishing salt I would feel differently about this. Most of my fishing is smallies and largemouth they are easy to get too..I've had one fish bring me to the reel...and I didn't even fight him on it when I got there. But back to your question Your price range matters...But I'd by the Magnitude and a spare spool and still have have money left over for the bar afterwards.
Posted 11 March 2005 - 02:48 PM
Of course I learned how to fish and landed quite a few Cape Cod stripers on my old Pflueger 1495 and never had a problem with that, either. In fact, I'm still fishing it regularly after 25 years!
and resign yourself to the influences of each."
- Henry David Thoreau
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Posted 11 March 2005 - 06:28 PM
I don't have a lot of experience with larger reels but I am currently using a G. Loomis Adventure 7. I'm pretty happy with it. I got it for $100 which is quite reasonable. Adjustable drag, all aluminum construction, and pretty smooth overall for a 7wt. I use it on my 6wt with no problems. I haven't caught any monsters on it, but it handled the steelhead ok last year but none of them were too big but they could still take some line out.
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Posted 24 March 2005 - 12:39 PM
You wont be disapointed. Look on Ebay, I have gotten two from a shop in CA called Mike Scott Fly Shop for a great deal.
I have an "8" I use for Steelhead and a LA 10 for the Salt and Salmon.
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Posted 24 March 2005 - 01:12 PM
|QUOTE (jcstikfish @ Mar 24 2005, 12:39 PM)|
| Look on Ebay, I have gotten two from a shop in CA called Mike Scott Fly Shop for a great deal.|
Agree with ya on that. I picked up one for a contest we did here on FTF and thats the place I bought it from, Mike was very helpful and shipped it fast. Plus the price wasnt bad as well.
Posted 24 March 2005 - 04:59 PM