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Re: Need advice on new reel

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update. The BBS II is currently sitting on my desk at work, while I frantically try to salavage my lunch, and whoof down some 3 bean and sausage casserole.

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Re: Need advice on new reel

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Congrads! If you like it I may be shopping myself. Now we need a place to break that thing in.

Posted on: 2009/9/3 12:57
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Re: Need advice on new reel

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The BBS II will treat you well, that's a fine reel and with the sale, a great price. You could actually get the reel and spare spool for just under $150, which for a machined reel is an good value IMHO.

Congrats on your purchase.

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Re: Need advice on new reel

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I didn't realize the Lochmor was current production, I assumed that Daiwa wasn't doing fly stuff anymore.

I like the Hardy reels, but I don't think I like them enough to sink 3 bills into a worn one. Eh, I dunno, I'm complex when it comes to things, and can't make up my own mind.

Actually, I thought I recalled another... Abel makes a clicker, the TR (Trout Reel). $250! I think before I drop the cash on a Hardy, I'd buy a new Abel and make it my own by dropping another hundred on the anodizing. Still, that brings me right back up to Orvis limited edition levels of cash.

Edit: Or the Abel Creek line. Two quality clickers from one company. I'm surprised. And, the ACs can take a large arbor spool, too. A modernized, all-machined clicker. Neat!

Bah.

Congrats on the reel, Surv. I'm sure it'll bring you more joy than the Cabela's CSR.

Posted on: 2009/9/3 13:44
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Re: Need advice on new reel

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Ugh. The CSR.

I bought one two years ago and never returned it. I don't have any documentation to prove it either.

I used it once and the drag got very jumpy. I got it back out last night, and it felt smooth. I'm considering taking it to NY, as it has a sinking line on it. It would be nice to have a sinker for streamers.

Any thoughts on whether or not I have a prayer of returning it? It's two years old, but has honestly only been used once.

Fortunately, I took it out last night and gave it a cleaning. It seems like it runs smoothly. I doubt it'll stay that when when I hook a salmon.

Posted on: 2009/9/3 14:49


Re: Need advice on new reel

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Jayl,

Its fine until it gets wet, thats when your screwed. Also, the drag is setup weird on mine. Both directions of movement tighten as you tighten down on the drag. This is not a normal thing. The retreival should be easy no matter how hard the drag. If I were you, I wouldnt put any big fish on it

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Yes, but go now before they institute their even tighter return policy.

The downside is that you will likely only get the lowest possible value for it, which means if it went on clearance price, you'll get clearance price. No more.

FWIW, I've got a #1 LSR now that does duty for my 4wt. Its this reel I'm looking to replace so the LSR can go back to back up duty.

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Re: Need advice on new reel

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If I can get enough to get a spare spool for my loomis venture, I consider it a victory. I could put the sinking line on that.

Posted on: 2009/9/3 15:14


Re: Need advice on new reel

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Quote:

jayL wrote:

Any thoughts on whether or not I have a prayer of returning it? It's two years old, but has honestly only been used once.


I don't know if they'll do anything without a receipt but they usually prorate it towards a store (or online) credit when its beyond the warranty.

Posted on: 2009/9/3 15:16


Re: Need advice on new reel

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Andy - Congratulations on your new reel !!! What color did you get - the silver or the black?

If you see some Penn reel lube in the tube, grab one. Orvis recommends it, and it'll keep that puppy working smooth for your grandkids. Just keep the lube off the teeth, and away from the drag assembly, and you're golden. A tiny drop on the spindle, one in the ratchet assembly, one on the pawl shaft, and one for the handle shaft should do it. I wash mine out with warm soapy water (Dawn) before I do this once a year.

gfen - there's another click/pawl option I forgot to tell you about - the Scientific Angler's System 1 reels. They're pretty nice, and made better than my old Streamlight. The 4/5/6 is the smallest one though. There's also this Grey's reel.......

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Re: Need advice on new reel

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That Grey's is pretty nice, actually, although I'm not aware of them as a company.

In a way, I'm almost convincing myself that I could endulge myself with an entirely customized, costing way too much, Able TR.

I've got an email out right now to find out just how much it costs to have it anodized to my liking. It might come in at stupid money, but I can't imagine a simple, machined, reel won't last my lifetime and, again, become a nice keepsake for a kid.

Plus, I don't need it now, so I can afford to save for it.

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Re: Need advice on new reel

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FWIW, Grey's is Hardy. You'll also never hear me say anything bad about Abel reels.

Posted on: 2009/9/3 18:30


Re: Need advice on new reel

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as an old gunsmithy I think if your reel binds you probably should be able to fix it.

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Re: Need advice on new reel

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You can't go wrong with the Battenkill for the cost. I like Hardy and you can still find the Sage 502-09's on ebay.

Joe E

Posted on: 2009/9/4 6:35


Re: Need advice on new reel

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I just got an Orvis sales notice.Bar stock Battenkills for $100 to $ 125.FYI

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