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Re: Recommendation for brookie reel

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Klingy if you wanna sell that classic shoot me a pm.

Posted on: 2012/3/9 9:15
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Re: Recommendation for brookie reel

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I'd sell it, but then I'd have to get another back up. Maybe that would be a good excuse to buy a new reel...though I don't think the wife would agree! But seriously, you may also want to check out the new Pocket Water Reel from LL Bean. Only $79 for a pretty nice looking click check reel. Not sure what the inside components look like - sometimes these types of reels come with plastic pieces in the clickers. One thing I always liked about the little classic bass pro reel is that it was all metal (link).

Posted on: 2012/3/9 11:22


Re: Recommendation for brookie reel

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If you spend more then $40 on a reel for brookies then you have more money then you know what to do with. All you need is a reel that will hold the line. Drag is not a factor. I have that small Okuma reel that was mentioned here several times I believe.

Someone else mentioned on here that for trout reel drag is not a factor...and I totally agree!

Posted on: 2012/3/9 11:38


Re: Recommendation for brookie reel

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Iam going to bass pro tomorrow to see what they got. Im sure ill find something that will work out for me. Without spending to much for a 'line holder'

Posted on: 2012/3/9 11:42
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Re: Recommendation for brookie reel

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Bigjohn,
I totally agree that for brookies, drag is not an issue, which is why I prefer the click check reel which reduces the weight you carry. Lugging around a couple of ounces less might not seem like much, but after a full day of climbing under rhodo and hopping rocks, a 2.5 oz reel on a light rod doesn't do quite the number on my shoulders that a heavier combo does. I guess it comes down to personal preference, though, and what you're willing to pay for. Cheers.

Posted on: 2012/3/9 15:25


Re: Recommendation for brookie reel

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That's why I asked him to buy it lol. Spent over hundred on an orvis reel wouldn't do it again. But I really like that little classic.

Posted on: 2012/3/9 15:28
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Re: Recommendation for brookie reel

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I have one of those white river classic reels in 3/4. They are very nice traditional looking machined reel. The drag is really nice too.

I think the last I checked they really jacked the price on those.

Posted on: 2012/3/9 16:54
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Re: Recommendation for brookie reel

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Sure did, 100 bones, kinda salty.

Posted on: 2012/3/10 0:32
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Re: Recommendation for brookie reel

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All nice reels. Iam looking for something that is inexpensive. I cant justify spending over 100 dollars on a reel that you will never have to use.


If you are not set on New check out a vintage Heddon, 310 or the smaller 300. These were copies of Hardy reels and can be found in the $50 or less range. They are actually very well built reels and will last you many years.

Posted on: 2012/3/10 12:46


Re: Recommendation for brookie reel

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So, this is what i decided on. I went with a 6' 2wt St. Croix imperial, paired with a White River 'Intruder' reel, spooled with White River CV2 WF3W. The reel was just what i was looking for. Large Arbor design, fairly light wieght. Cant wait to get out an try it on some backcountry brookie streams. Thanks for all the input everyone, i really appreciate it.

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Re: Recommendation for brookie reel

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I just got back from the fishermans flea market in wellsville and picked up 2 nice Martin reels for my 6'6 glass brookie rod. 1 is a Martin 62 the other is a Martin 63. Both reels are like brand new. I really like the vintage look on that glass rod. The best part is I got both for 10 bucks. Not bad for a couple old line holders. Sorry about the crappy pics I used the camera on my cell.

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Re: Recommendation for brookie reel

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Was there good deals there delta on Rods and such?

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Re: Recommendation for brookie reel

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by IdratherbePhishing on 2012/3/10 14:45:59

Was there good deals there delta on Rods and such?


There were some deals to be had just not what I was in the market for. I did get some tying supplies and those 2 reels. There were some nice bamboo rods there that are slowly talking me into buying one of them. I might have to go back and buy 1. But other than that most rods were in the 6wt-8wt class & a couple nice vintage reels in the same class. I did miss out on a nice old net that a guy was looking at and put back down then picked it back up and bought it. Sooooo CLOSE!

Posted on: 2012/3/10 16:08


Re: Recommendation for brookie reel

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Delta, those reels are fricken sweet. I'm such a sucker for clickers haha... wanna sell one?

Posted on: 2012/3/10 17:28


Re: Recommendation for brookie reel

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Phish_On wrote:
So, this is what i decided on. I went with a 6' 2wt St. Croix imperial, paired with a White River 'Intruder' reel, spooled with White River CV2 WF3W. The reel was just what i was looking for. Large Arbor design, fairly light wieght. Cant wait to get out an try it on some backcountry brookie streams. Thanks for all the input everyone, i really appreciate it.


Just curious - isn't a large arbor reel a bit overkill for a 2 weight to use on small stream brook trout fishing? Heck, with the amount of line I had out yesterday on a stream I fished, I should have just had a tenkara setup. As many have noted, the reel for small brookies is nothing more than a line holder; I think the brand, size, color, whatever mean little, so long as its balanced with the rest of your setup.

Posted on: 2012/3/10 18:04



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