Advice on saltwater reel

Discussion in 'Saltwater' started by Nova, Aug 26, 2013.

  1. Nova

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    I would like a working mans reel. Nothing bling bling and nothing crappy. A nice solid workhorse for a 10 wt for small tarpon bones permit ect. What would work best on a Sage RPLXi
     
  2. Jordan Simpson

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    There are many options available these days that can fit that bill. You will get a lot of different answers from people on here and it will all come down to personal preference.
    Waterworks Lamson makes great reels that won't break the bank, a Sage 4210, or even the Redington Delta.
     
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    You can find some pretty nice Abel or Galvan reels really cheap all of a sudden if you poke around classified or auction sites.
     
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    I really like my Sage 4200 series...I have three of them. I've used Redington's Delta and Drift several times and both are solid reels...probably the best in their respective price ranges.
     
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    Chances are you going to want an anodized reel and a sealed drag. Tibor, Hatch, Abel...these should do it.
     
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    All above are good. Others to consider...

    Billy Pate Tarpon (DD)
    Ross Big Game Canyon
    Bauer MZ (close out at sierra nevada)
    Galvan Rush or Torque
     
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    Allen Kraken? That's one that I'm currently interested in for a new reel for my 7/8wt setups.
     
  8. Steve Saville

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    Try looking at a Ross CLA 5. I've used many CLA reels from size 4-7. They are nearly bullet proof. They are reasonably priced and readily available. I might get some heat on this but I have a Billy Pate Tarpon (Great Reel @ $500+, two Tibor Sgnature models ($750+ for each) and a Billy Pate Bonefish model ($500+). They are fantastic reels but you seem to want something less expensive. A CLA will solve your problem and not break the bank.
     
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    I have two Redington Brakewater reels that I use for my 10 and (light) 12's, and they are great. I may be selling one (don't need two). I may be selling some others in that size range in the near future, as well; keep an eye out, if you're OK with used.

    If you're looking for new, it would be tough to beat a Lamson Guru 4 for the bang for the buck. If you can find a Galvan Rush 10 available, old style, you may be able to get a good buy on one. The Ross BG-5 is a fine reel, as someone else has noted.
     
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    Pulled the trigger on the Lamson Guru 4 @ $190 new from backcountry..cant beat that price ...thanks for the advice fellas
     
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    I recently bought a Ross CLA-4 for my saltwater setup. They have a reputation for being bombproof and I liked the fact that they are made in the U.S.
     
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    I've been extremely impressed with the Redington Rise 7/8 that I purchased last year about this time. I have fished it HARD, exclusively in the salt, and it has handled coho and slowed chum with ease. Pretty dandy little reel for the money, IMO, and its only a short drive to the factory if something happens to it.
     
  14. CLO

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    This reel doesn't get too much love but I like my Okuma Helios for salty situations. It's a working man's reel for sure.
     
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    I don't think you can drive to China? Reddington's are made in China not at the sage factory.