deciding on a new fly reel.

Discussion in 'Fish on the Fly' started by Patricio, Apr 6, 2008.

  1. looking for a new steelhead reel for a 10' 7wt rod. I like the classic look. but not sure what reel to look for. the one I want, a Bogdan is too expensive for my blood. Godfreys and Mohlin arent far behind.
    right now I'm leaning towards a Siskiyou. my price range is about $500-$750

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  2. P - I would love to help, but I've never heard of the reels you mentioned and I've never been in that price range. They are beautiful. May I ask what rod you are fishing?
     

  3. Fishaholic69

    Fishaholic69 Fly Fishing Addict

    ya man I can't help. you are way above me in the price range. I dropped 129 bux for a orvis battenkill mid arbor and thought I spent alot. lol. those are awesome looking reels tho. my advice would be to find a forum exclusivly for fly fishing and ask them. those guys on those sites got winston rods and sage rods and bamboos and all that, stuff that cost 600+ bux. they would know about um prolly.
     
  4. For what is's worth I just bought another Ross Cimmaron CL4 for my new 10' 7wt. I love the reel, my first one is on my fast action saltwater/carp rig. Just my $0.02 worth.

    Dan
     
  5. Flyfish Dog

    Flyfish Dog Banned

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    picked another Ross, a Canyon BG4 reel and a few month ago I picked a Teton#7LA reel which is a steel blue color and so nice. But keep an eye out on Speypages.com for classic reels as they are always on there for sale.
     
  6. my 5 and 6 wt reels are both gunnisons. and I love them. the cims have the same drag setup as them.

    its going on a scott rod. looking for a G, and if that doesnt materialize, I'll go with a new G2.
     
  7. Flyfish Dog

    Flyfish Dog Banned

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    I have the G 4wt and it my trout rod for all rivers. Sold a 6 wt over the winter.
     
  8. i havnt used the reels you mentioned, but i will also recommend the ross reels, excellent drags and tough as they come. the rythm is very nice
     
  9. sevenx

    sevenx "I sat by the river" N.Mc

    P I have a Ross Evolution 3.5 never seen the water. Priced 345.00 includes an SA Ultra 4, wf-7- F/S wet tip IV and backing. Let me know S
     
  10. Flyfish Dog

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    You are killing me!! I wished you posted that a month ago. I got a #1 Copper evo on my Scott 4wt.Very nice reel!!
     
  11. sevenx

    sevenx "I sat by the river" N.Mc

    FD Yep I have the same reel on my 4wt in the slate blue. I put it to the test Monday with a 24 inch small stream Rainbow. I will post picks soon. A stocker ofcourse but about a six year resident of the creek and had lots of fight. The drag is absolutly flawless on this reel. The 3.5 belongs to a regular customer and I am only trying to sell it for him so the price is firm right now but you never know he may bend a little if sweet talked. S