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Old 01-24-2012, 06:05 PM
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Default Favorite Inexpensive Trout Reel

So what do you say guys?
I've got some nice reels that cost a bit, but I need a new trout reel for a 5wt that I have yet to rig up.
I'm on a mission to discover a low cost but serviceable one that is a pleasure to use.

Help me out.

Oh--since the question will be asked--the ceiling for the sake of is $150

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Old 01-24-2012, 06:11 PM
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Orvis Battenkill Barstock. If you want to go cheaper, Okuma makes several serviceable reals for short money.
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Old 01-24-2012, 06:42 PM
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Pfleuger Medalist gets my vote.
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Old 01-24-2012, 07:04 PM
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You know my choice John, Cortland Sterling.
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Old 01-24-2012, 07:30 PM
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+1 for okuma... i'm not into fly rod jewelry, simply a functional item to hold line.
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Another okuma vote here...
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Almost any reel would work for this application. I've used Okuma before, and they work well, but I think you should pick a classic Pflueger Medalist from Ebay and tune it up with some OnePfoot parts. I've built several of these, and it is a lot of fun - plus they look really cool.



These are too big for your 5wt., but you get the idea.
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You know my choice John, Cortland Sterling.
Yup--
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Old 01-24-2012, 09:25 PM
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Another vote for the okuma...
I have a magnitude on my 5wt and love it.
My 6wt - I have a battenkill mid arbor (from before they went to the access) and can't complain about it's performance.

I love both reels. But if I had the money- the Lamson Konic. Can't beat the drag system and it's a nice looking reel.
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Old 01-24-2012, 09:39 PM
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You mean like this?

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