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2018 AOTY/DOTY Entry

Topic: Fly Reel Recommendation  (Read 70 times)

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Kayote

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Can anyone recommend a $100 or less fly reel for a 5 weight quality rod for stream trout. Getting back into fly fishing after I was gifted a sweet 5 wt 9 foot Winston. Just want something middle quality but the choices are mind boggling. I fish mostly small overgrown streams. Thanks for any suggestions.
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Kayote,

There are a lot of reels all about the same quality for around a 100.00 bucks. If your fishing small water or streams any one would work because you will most never get the fish on the reel. Where your is money spent on fly reels is the drag system.
The type of fishing you are describing a redington, sage, and many other reels will be in this category and they will have a good drag system. I look for reels with interchangeable spools in case you want different line types like a floating line or a slow sinking line. Its real easy to change spools rather than change lines on one spool. But thats me. Spools in the price range you are looking at are about a third of the cost of the reel. Hope this helps.
 


 

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