Re: Saltwater fly reel under 200$ lines 8/10/12


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Posted by David on 2010-09-15 10:42:06 in reply to Saltwater fly reel under 200$ lines 8/10/12 posted by Marco on 2010-09-10 15:43:49

Bauer M3 (old non-ported reel) and the newer M4SL routinely sell for $175-$225 on eBay. Bauers are all that I fish for saltwater, and I have never had an issue. In fact, I have not fished a reel any smoother, and I really like the clutch that keeps the reel from over-run when stripping out line on a light drag setting. You can't miss with a used Bauer.

For a new reel, Lamson Velocity reels are all over eBay for $175 brand new. They seem to change that reel every year, and that results in close-outs at 60% of retail.

Oh yeah, another vote against the 12wt. Would rather have 6-8-10 than 8-10-12. A 6wt with a fighting butt is one helluva fun rod in the salt! Good luck on your trip.


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