Albright Bugatti Reel

Discussion in 'Fly Fishing Forum' started by kosel80, Dec 20, 2009.

  1. kosel80 Native Trout Fan

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    Hampton Roads Virginia
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    Anyone used/fondled this reel? I saw Albright was selling it at a deep discount, but I don't need another piece of garbage no matter how cheap... It looks alright and I would be looking at a 3/4 wt so it wouldn't be dealing with drag melting runs. Any input would be great! Merry almost Christmas!
  2. John Dude Learned skills from George Dickel

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    Kirkland, WA
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    I got one when I bought a 5 wt A5 rod, so I would get free shipping and a free 2nd 2-piece rod for a 10 year old. (put me over 150$ on the order) - I haven't put a line on it yet, but it feels like it might work. I'll probably use it for the 10 year olds rod.
  3. Allison Banned or Parked

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    Seattle, WA
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    I bought one and it's pretty well-made. I have lined it but have not had a chance to fish it yet. Crazy cheap for a decent little reel.
  4. Tom Martin Member

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    Olympia, WA
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    I have one in 7/8, like it fine. Nothing big yet, a 5lb and drag was fine. Liked it so well, just got another. For the price, no more switching reels between roods.
  5. Kent Lufkin Remember when you could remember everything?

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    Hmmm, a reel with an msrp of $250 is now on sale for $35?

    That tells me a lot about the market's cool response to a cheaply-made cast reel with an absurdly high price as well as the incredible markups behind all fly gear. Seems like it's probably worth what they're now asking for it. I feel sorry for those few early adopters who paid full price for one.

  6. Luke77 I hope she likes whitefish

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    Yakima, WA
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    I have a 7/8 for steelhead. It works fine, but the drag on it is NOT tops. To put it in comparison, my Okuma SLV is MUCH smoother. Other than that, no complaints.
  7. Randall Clark Active Member

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    I don't know that Albright has EVER charged what their "MSRP" says...that said, still probably would work great for what you're using it for.
  8. Joseph Freeman dUMB aRKiE

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    Burnett Wa.
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    Caught a bunch of pinks this year, worked fine for me,....