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Re: Recommendation for brookie reel

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Not sure how much you are willing to spend but I bought this Greys Stream Lite 2/3 reel for about $140 or so, not sure but that may have included the line and backing. Put it on my Tfo 7'3" 2 weight and I love the combo together. The pics on the site don't do it justice.

Bought it at Yellow Breeches Outfitters in Boiling Springs.

It's got a clicker drag the drag is very light and the reel is lite and small.

http://fly.greysfishing.com/en-us/pro ... s-reels/streamlite-reels/

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Posted on: 2012/3/7 18:27

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Re: Recommendation for brookie reel

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Oh sorry, I missed your post about not spending $100. Someone mentioned Okuma sierra. The 4/5 size reels are actually quite small and they're like $40 bucks. Okuma makes nice reels cheap. I have a 7/8 Okuma for bass.

Posted on: 2012/3/7 18:55
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Re: Recommendation for brookie reel

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If you are using the reel on a tiny rod for brooks, it's basically a line holder. Spending more than $50, you're doing it more for impressing anglers than for holding line. I have a couple of hardys from the 80's. Being a little older / wiser...don't think I'd spend that much again for a clicker. Bass Pro and Redington have some composite reels for cheap. Looking for function or style? Price range tells me function and I think you were on the right track from the beginning. Let's us know how you make out.

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Re: Recommendation for brookie reel

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The reel has got to look good. "If your looking good your fishing good" I think I have it narrowed down. Just have to see how they balance the rod.

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Re: Recommendation for brookie reel

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If your talking brookie reel as in little fish on a little stream why wouldn't you get the smallest medalist like I have on my im6 three weight? Looks good to me.

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Re: Recommendation for brookie reel

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I have looked at the medalists. Not really my style although tempting. I should have the outfit completed this weekend. Ill let everyone know what i finally decide on. I appreciate all the input.

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Re: Recommendation for brookie reel

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i believe you can get an okuma slv in 2/3. $45 and it is really a great reel.

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Re: Recommendation for brookie reel

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That okuma slv seems to be fairly popular and I like the way its put together. That might be the one.

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Re: Recommendation for brookie reel

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I have a couple of hardys from the 80's. Being a little older / wiser...don't think I'd spend that much again for a clicker.


yeah, but the nice thing about buying quality from the start is that they hold their value if you take care of 'em. Those nice little older Hardys you have still demand a decent price on the second hand market and will continue to, or you'll have a couple of pretty nice heirlooms for your youngster if you hold onto 'em. Compared to what a similar lower end reel from the same era will fetch nowadays, I wouldn't regret going with the Hardys. But if you see it as "just a fishin' reel", then it's hard to justify the extra coin up front...

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Re: Recommendation for brookie reel

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On a 2-3 weight, a "clicker" is nothing more than a line holder or a fashion statement. When you move up to a 5-7 weight, I'll have a totally different outlook. Quality drag is a must to fight good fish on lighter tippets or keep a fish battle from getting out of hand.

I unloaded one of my English made Marquis and did get a nice penny. The one I have left is so beat up, I couldn't give it away but she still works like a charm.

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Re: Recommendation for brookie reel

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Phish_On wrote:
That okuma slv seems to be fairly popular and I like the way its put together. That might be the one.


I got an Okuma SLV 5/6 for free, and I love it. I use it all the time now on my 9'5wt. I also use the Sierra on a 3wt and love it.

I never had a problem w/ any of their reels.

Posted on: 2012/3/8 10:21


Re: Recommendation for brookie reel

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Stay away from the $30 ebay special

poor construction and no quaility control = sharp edges and open gaps = destroyed fly line



Stay away from the $.01 Ebay special. Yes that's right, I won a reel on ebay from China for a penny. Those of you who were at the JAM 2 years ago heard my awful story about that.

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Re: Recommendation for brookie reel

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I bought the cheapest SA reel; the one they sell at walmart.
It was like $30 and lighter than most $100 reels; smaller diameter too.

I don't care if it gts dings and dents (which it will on small moutain stream) because it was so cheap.

There should be no status symbol 2 miles away from the nearest road.

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Re: Recommendation for brookie reel

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One of my first reels was a "classic ultralight" from bass pro. I'm pretty sure you can pick one up for right around $100. Had a click check drag, which is all you need for brookies. Clicker reels are usually less expensive as well, plus you save a lot of weight if you forgo the disc drag. I think this reel is around 2 ounces, which you can't get anywhere near with a disc drag. And you get the zing of the line coming off the spool, which is just cool. I now use a Hardy flyweight for my smallest set up, which I would highly recommend (though seems out of the price range you want to stay in), but my little bass pro reel makes a nice backup.

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Re: Recommendation for brookie reel

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MKern- Being 2 miles away form the nearest road, is the status symbol.

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