best "click" on a disk drag reel?

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  1. doublespey

    doublespey Steelhead-a-holic

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    I normally fish Hardy reels, but decided I want a disk drag on a short/light spey rod in my collection. I've tried the Lamsons and Redingtons - what others have you guys found that have an appealing outgoing click??

    TIA,

    Brian/Doublespey
     
  2. SpeySpaz

    SpeySpaz still an authority on nothing

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    you want loud and coarse like a trad or silky z-z-z-z-z-z- like a high-dollar domestic reel?
     
  3. Runejl

    Runejl Josh

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    I was just going to post a similar question. I like disc drag reels and I also would rather have it click than be silent. I am in the market for a few new reels and those are a few of my criteria.

    One reel that has lasted me for a long time is my Tioga. Any higher ends? Thanks,
    Josh
     
  4. k2flyfisher

    k2flyfisher You're only so smart as what you choose to share.

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    hatch. the 7plus does well for both two handed sticks up to 7 and singles up to 8.
    van staal cvex 7/8. same deal.
    danielsson 6nine. same deal but with a quieter outgoing.
     
  5. doublespey

    doublespey Steelhead-a-holic

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    Loudest I can get. :) Most of the disk drags have a very silky purr of a drag - I'd prefer something a bit more raucous.
     
  6. k2flyfisher

    k2flyfisher You're only so smart as what you choose to share.

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    loop classic 7/9. we'll all know when youre on.
     
  7. Runejl

    Runejl Josh

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    Man all those look awesome. 250 to 350 is more my price range. Any midrange?
     
  8. Ian Broadie

    Ian Broadie Flyfishing is so "Metal"

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    they may be a tad out of the price range but Spey Company reels are supposed to scream like a horror flick heroine :thumb:.
     
  9. Will Atlas

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    I fish a Ross CLA and while is doesn't have the low guttoral scream of a click pawl reel it is pretty noisy. In the 230-270 range they're very reasonable for the quality
     
  10. miyawaki

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    I don't know why in the hell Brian wants a noisier reel, he yells loud enough when he hooks up!

    Leland.
     
  11. yuhina

    yuhina Tropical member

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    [​IMG]some fish can make quiet reel ...
     
  12. Will Atlas

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    others couldn't make a reel sing if you chased them down the river. A few of the hatchery summer runs I've caught this summer have been absolute duds. Makes you feel even less guilt in bludgeoning them on the head I suppose.
     
  13. HauntedByWaters

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    HOLY $HIT :eek:

    Best youtube video yet.
     
  14. doublespey

    doublespey Steelhead-a-holic

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    Sorry Leland - I only yelled because I thought you might like to see what an adipose looks like. :clown:
     
  15. Runejl

    Runejl Josh

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    If you ever see me on the river please yell if you get a fish also. Ha, I want to see what a Steelhead looks like.