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11-05-2010, 01:46 AM
Looking for a 5WT Reel. My current SA is shot, it is free spooling. If you have one laying around, let me know. Thanks.
11-05-2010, 02:36 AM
What parts stopped working on it? Is it click and pawl or disc? Check the gears man, grease that girl up!
Ok I'm going to sleep now...
11-05-2010, 06:37 AM
It's a $20 Scientific that has been beat up pretty badly. I looked it over good but can't see what the issue is. Just as well buy something used or a new reel.
11-05-2010, 08:40 AM
I have an old cabela's prestige laying around that I could unload.
Disc drag, it's the older model- not the newer mid to large arbor model.
It is just collecting dust and in my rubbermaid bin as a spare for my 5/6wts...
The other thing- keep an eye on sierra trading post. I picked up an okuma magnitude with an extra spool for $40 this summer.
they get them back in stock once a month usually. It's a nice reel- nice and smooth.
Check my store (http://www.tjsbearden.net), you might find something there that suits you. If not, drop me a line at email@example.com. I have a pile of reels here from vintage to clickers to high tech. Plenty of them will take a 5 weight, just a matter of what you like. Prices are always on the sane side.
I got laid off two years ago and now I'm buying and selling fly fishing gear. I've had worse jobs :)
11-07-2010, 06:01 AM
I have (2) Orvis 5 wt battenkill reels. One is used with an extra spool and the other is new in the box. If interested let me know.
11-07-2010, 07:27 AM
Koda: I looked at your store, I even bookmarked it for future reference. I read your story about opening the store. The store you described, trying to open is a store I often wish existed. I wish stores would label things as American made more often. I generally check labels to see if they are American made and always buy American made first, even if it is a few bucks more. Thanks.
Eturc: I bought a used Okuma off of Lowall and used it on the Salmon River for the last 2 years. This year it started free spooling on me and the handle broke off. I am not sure on their quality, but then again there reel prices are down to earth. Let me know what you want for that Cabelas reel if you have time.
Opechee: I left a message on your page in regards to the Battenkills. Thanks.
We are indeed in a sad shape of affairs here in the US. If there is anything left that is manufactured here it would be the small shop 1 man reel builder. I just looked into taking on the Martin line, until I found, all made in China. Pflueger, made in China. Sage & Redington, made in China. Ross,Galvan, SA, and the list goes on.
Most of what comes out of Japan is manufactured in China or Korea, same holds true of Australia. I can't even buy a freakin frying pan that isn't made in China and that includes Calphalon! Sure, I can buy All Clad, at $200 a pan to fry an egg!
With all the political BS we just heard in the last election, none of them dialed in on the real problem. Those companies that they are talking about giving tax breaks to, they should be fined, not given breaks. The American companies are the ones shipping manufacturing over seas, not the politicians.
I'm pissed about it, but what are we going to do. We're trying to compete against a mean labor base in China of $1.10/hr. It will change over time, just like it did in Japan. But until it catches up we're going to have a rough time of it here in the US.
11-08-2010, 09:52 AM
I'm pretty sure Galvan is still made in the US, its one of their biggest selling points. On the Website there is a big badge that says "Made in USA" and it says "Galvan Fly Reels are 100% designed, manufactured and assembled in the USA by the Galvan Family."
And I believe that, for the moment, Ross reels are still made in Montrose, CO USA, but that wont be for much longer because they were taken over by 3M . . .
11-08-2010, 10:40 AM
Some Ross reels are American made, but not all.
11-08-2010, 11:06 AM
The Tioga line was a great resonable made in the USA reel. Since the change of ownership and the fact that they do not honor the waranty from there old reels (They refer you to a 3rd party that I for one had no response from).I have sold all my fresh water reels and gone to bauer JM. Not a cheap reel but should last a lifetime.
I've danced with most of them. I had quite the go around with Ross when they applied the Ross World Wide label. The world wide became an umbrella to cover the China stuff. Also had it out with Orvis to the point they hung up on me. Seems they conveniently forgot to mention that some of the goods are imported, "just and over sight". I'll give LL Bean their do, they say it in spades on their web site and in their catalogs, Imported.
You guys will be amazed at what is being sold as American when in fact it's not. It's getting harder and harder to tell too.
Try a Redington Classic Trout fly rod out next time you are at a fly shop. Fall in love and buy it all day long for $129. One of the best fly rods in looks and performance I've ever seen and handled. Made in China.
I've tried in desperation to bring some of the foreign stuff home. Came real close with a shop in MI, but in the 11th hour it fell apart.
It will level out in the end, but right now we just can't compete. As the 3rd world nations evolve the prices will go up to reflect the new life style just as it did in Japan. Not many know, but Japan's auto workers are the highest paid on the planet. It actually saved them money moving operations here to the US on some of the autos they are building.
China is a lot bigger in land mass and number of people. It's going to take us a little longer to corrupt them, but we will. Greed has already set in in mainland China, and it shows more every day.
11-08-2010, 07:46 PM
With the week dollar we may see things being produced in this country again but it will be tough. The Chinese link their curency to the dollar. If the dollars moves so does the Chinese making there goods unaffected by the dollar's rise and fall. With the cheap labor and goverement controls we will never competete with them. We will end up printing worthless dollars to keep bailing ourselves out.And foreign contries buying up anything of value that is left here.
Forget the 5wght, Gold and Ammo is the better investment
11-13-2010, 09:54 AM
I am with lowwall... I bought a bauer superlite... it is one of the nicest reels I have every owned... I bought the three and it was a great reel for steelhead on my 7 wt and now it is sitting on my 5 wt...
11-23-2010, 10:48 PM
Was out looking at Okuma SLV's today. Not too bad looking..... Anyone run one?
11-24-2010, 04:25 AM
Koda - where is your store?
Cabin in Hill, and on line at www.tjsbearden.net (http://www.tjsbearden.net) Almost opened shop in Bristol on Main Street but thought twice about it in this economy. Store front rent raises the prices on everything. The agate ring reels are starting to come in after a very long 1 year project.
I do as much or more business in Russia, South America, Canada, Ireland, Finland, Sweden,Iceland,France,Germany,Great Britain, and Africa as I do in the states depending on the week and the seasons.
Not everything in stock is in the store so if anyone is looking for something in particular ask.
Currently I have projects going on with Norie glass blanks and rods, UL fly rods in 0,1,2,and 3 weights with super fine grips in flor grade cork, drop dead gorgeous 5 weight glass rods built by Graywolf in MI, S handle Salmon reels.......and a whole pile more.
I'm the exclusive importer for the Fishon Classic click pawl fly reels, and world distributor for the Agates. Anyone looking for a classic St George looking, or JW Young should take a look at the line. The Kodiak No3 retails for under a C note and the guys buy them and love them. You won't find a better reel for the money anywhere.
Koda--I've got to take a drive up to your shop, soon.
I've just looked at your web site for the first time and realized what I've missed.
You sure have some great prices on things.
11-27-2010, 07:45 AM
Very nice indeed. I need to look into that Fishon Kodiak No3 Classic.
If you guys are into classic click pawl fly reels you'll flip when you play around with a Kodiak. It's the sound the reels make when a fish is running that addicts everyone to the clickers.
I've got a lot of the Kodiaks under some very high end bamboo rods all over the world and a few have come back and said they like them better than the Hardy reels. To me, they are not Hardy reels but they are one Hell of a reel for the price.
The Agates put them over the top. This was a project that took over a year but I'm truly amazed at what that agate does to the appearance of the reel. An original JW Young agate was sacrificed to get the project going last year.
It has to be the hottest selling thing on the planet at the moment. I'm filling backorders at the moment and have it pretty much caught up. Believe I will have a scant few left which is going to make a few dudes a lucky SOB this Christmas as the Gals are on the phone pretty much all day asking about the reels.
What makes it fun is most of the women don't know much about fly rods so I have them wait until the hubby or bf is out or sleeping. Then I have her sneak in and read me what it says on the rod. Then we have to address the wind. If they have other fly rods it's not too bad. But a couple I had to ask which hand they pick up their fork with.:???:
So far it's been all good, but some RH folks also reel RH by swapping the rod hand. We'll make LH winders of them yet!
Anyone interested in a Kodiak or a Kodiak agate drop me a line at firstname.lastname@example.org and I'll see what I can muster up.
12-04-2010, 03:03 PM
Sorry for the slow response. The older battenkill with a spare spool and line on both spools is $120.00 They are in great shape. The price on the Battenkill barstock, never used is $85. In both cases I need money up front and you pay shipping. If you want to pick up I am in Laconia. All reels are 5 -7 wt.
12-04-2010, 04:18 PM
There is a guy on SEFFF that is raving about your 2/3 Fiberglass Rod & Reel combo. He has gotten a number of other people interested in it.
Just thought you'd like to know that you have a satisfied customer down south.
Don't think I'm hooked up on that one. Got a link Buddy :) Those little rods are the berries. I was busting 10-12 inch brookies with one all summer and it looked like I had monsters on, full flex.
Denny, an elk guide in AZ bought one for his son in CA and the lad did a grand slam of trout the first day. They got some BIG trout out there too.
It's some slick. You can carry a whole fly rod in a hip pocket, reel and all!
The agates are causing a problem cuz everybody wants them. The guys that had them on backorder blabbed the news on Clark's and Ho Boy, the phone has been ringing steady.
Thanks Bro for the heads up!
12-07-2010, 10:25 AM
"made in China. Ross,Galvan, SA, and the list goes on"
My Galvans (own an OB2, 3 and 5 with various spools) all say made in USA right on the reel seat. Id be disappointed to know that they are from China.
03-04-2011, 10:59 PM
I ended up buying an LL Bean Double L reel in 5wt. I plan on using it this week, reviews to follow!
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