Advice on saltwater reel

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

  1. Nick Clayton

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    Semantics, but I stand corrected. The end result is still the same- I drive to a factory with a broken reel. I drove home with a new one.
     
  2. Porter

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    Those rise reels are pretty too....like the blue one!
     
  3. Nick Clayton

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    It is! And it matches the blue wraps on my Link rod oh so nicely!
     
  4. Don Freeman

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  5. underachiever

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    This is what I use in the salt and it definitely gets the job done.
     
  6. Bagman

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    I picked up one of these a few weeks back. I have not picked up a fish as if yet but I do like the reel. The V spool holds a lot if backing with a very small diameter for a 8 wt reel, I think it is like 3.8 inches. The spool comes off with a threaded knob and the knob stays on the spool so there is no dropping the nob in the drink. The workmanship is very nice and clean. As I was a first time buyer they gave me $40 off my next buy so I waited tell I saw the reel and picked up a spare spool. If your ever up in the Poulsbo area let me know and I will let you take a look at it.
     
  7. Patrick Allen

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    I just picked up the same reel. I am looking forward to giving it a spin in the salt. I hope we made a good choice

    Patick
     
  8. mtskibum16

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    I have a lamson konic that I have been super happy with so I can only imagine the Guru is better nicer looking machined version of the Konic and that it's a great reel. Maintenance free and a very nice/smooth/powerful drag.

    I was trying to decide b/w the Guru and Kraken and ended up with a Kraken on the way.

    Thanks for the comments and offer! As I said above I just decided to go for it! It should be here next week! Now to decide on a new line for it! :)
     
  9. freestoneangler

    freestoneangler Not to be confused with Freestone

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    A Sage 2580 in like new condition and available for sale in the classified's of course :)
     
  10. Richard E

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    Good choice? Great choice, for the money!