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Advice on new reel

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I'm in the market for a new 5wt reel. I looking to spend no more then $200. Any suggestions and/or feedback on different brands would be much great.
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Posted on: 2013/3/17 23:42


Re: Advice on new reel

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When you go looking please take your rod with you. A well balanced reel (a little butt heavy vs tip heavy) will help keep arm fatigue at bay.

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I like the Orivs Access Mid-Arbor Reel. For line wts 5-7 it's $165 and it's their best selling reel.

You may want to check the recent thread "Is Your Butt Too Heavy." They are talking about rod/reel balance.

Posted on: 2013/3/18 10:27


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For the billionth time, the best reel in the $200 range, is hands down the Lamson Guru.

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The Guru is a great reel as is the Ross CLA. For that price point, there are a lot of options. I would try to stick with a machined reel from a manufacturer that has been around for a while and isn't going anywhere. Customer service down the road is important and you will get that from Lamson or Ross.

Posted on: 2013/3/18 10:45


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ditto on the Guru

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Lamson guru for new or find a used velocity or litespeed.

Posted on: 2013/3/19 10:36


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guru's were on steepandcheap today for $109. Keep your eyes peeled.

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Lamson

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What happened to the 'made in America' thread? There was some great information in their about some reel.

Posted on: 2013/3/19 16:10


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you can find a TFO BVK reel for 189 on ebay... It blows the Konic and Guru out of the water with a true large arbor... Its the best thing you can find if you get it on ebay... it will cost you 250 anywhere else... this thing is sweet. Picks up line like no other and it is a very nice machined piece, so is the BVK rod! Great all around package.

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Re: Advice on new reel

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Thanks for all the input guys. Looks like I now have a few reel brands to research now. I'll let you all know which one I decide on and how it works out for me. I'm leaning towards the Guru at the moment.

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+1 on the guru. I love mine. the conical drag is amazing. The only thing you need to do is pull the spool off and cut the plastic clicker of with a pair of dykes.

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Lamson Guru or the new Redington Rise. Lamson has the better drag of the two. but the redington is a really smooth reel.

Posted on: 2013/3/20 12:36


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I love the bvk reel, but until they make it a lifetime warranty like all other reels in its class I will never buy one.

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