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Suggestions for used fly reel

2011/4/6 12:53
From Northwest NJ
Posts: 9
I need a new reel to hold 5wt line.

I want a relatively light reel to balance a new high modulus rod.

I have been looking at used ross evolutions and lamson litespeeds.

Any other suggestions. The evolution and litespeeds seem to have high costs for a used reel, but have good reviews.

Posted on: 2013/2/17 11:56

Re: Suggestions for used fly reel

2009/10/15 13:45
From Eastern PA
Posts: 9832
I pretty much use lightspeeds on ultra light weight winstons. If you are looking at used Evos make sure they are Evo LT if you are looking for light weight. I dont want to be one of those people who say " you should have been here yesterday" but sierra trading post had killer deals on litespeeds when lamson made a tiny change a few months ago.

Posted on: 2013/2/17 13:27

Re: Suggestions for used fly reel

2006/9/20 21:44
From E-Town and Germania
Posts: 539
Do you need a disk drag reel or is a click-and-pawl sufficient? Redington Drift is a nice lightweight clicker for 100 bucks. Orvis has redesigned their Battenkill clicker for around $100 also.

Posted on: 2013/2/17 17:50

Re: Suggestions for used fly reel

2011/8/25 14:57
Posts: 260
You can't go wrong with either Evolution. The LT has a few more aluminum components than the original and a hair or two lighter. I own just about every Ross USA reel made for the last 20 years and I have never had one fail on me.

The only negative reviews pertaining to Lamsons were with the Konics.

Posted on: 2013/2/18 12:23

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