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Thread: Economical Premium Reel Advice

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    Quote Originally Posted by DG View Post
    I like the Bass Pro Hobbs Creek reels. Cast aluminum, disc drag. Just redneck enough to make people turn up their noses and scoff at them. On the other hand, I own several, none of which have EVER failed in any way, including on a fish. I have landed thousands of trout and several hundred steelhead on them. No complaints. And 40 bucks, so you can buy reels instead of extra spools.

    Then again, the largest fish I have landed on a fly rod (47# chinook), so far, was caught on a clicker reel, and I would not hesitate to do it again. I see absolutely no need to spend a couple hundred dollars on a high end reel for trout.











    and so on, and so on...
    You make a very good case!

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    Quote Originally Posted by rawfish View Post
    I am also trying to decide if the orvis clearwater reel is a good choice (although noone has mentioned it)
    We sell the Orvis Clearwater and the Encounter and they have been very well received. Many of our customers use the Clearwater IV and Encounter IV in saltwater. We have not had a complaint come back to us yet. That said, the reel has only been on the market for about 18 months so I don't have any long term usage feedback. Seems like a well constructed reel though and a good value.

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    Quote Originally Posted by tailingloop View Post
    We sell the Orvis Clearwater and the Encounter and they have been very well received. Many of our customers use the Clearwater IV and Encounter IV in saltwater. We have not had a complaint come back to us yet. That said, the reel has only been on the market for about 18 months so I don't have any long term usage feedback. Seems like a well constructed reel though and a good value.
    Thank you, for now I have it down to the Echo Ion or the Clearwater as my daily reel.

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