Click Pawl reels?

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  1. Chris Johnson

    Chris Johnson Member: Native Fish Society

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    I would like to find a good click pawl reel for a spey rod that does not cost an arm and a leg, do they exist?
     
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    underachiever members only

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    You can occasionally find some old jw youngs for a decent price.
     
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    jake-e-boy sans caféine

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    I got a hardy marquis salmon #2 for $200 with backing and solar collector and had only been used once as a demo reel. Just gotta lurk speypages and eBay. Or have homies that guide.
     
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  4. Charles Sullivan

    Charles Sullivan ignoring Freestoneangler Rob Allen and Generic

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    Look for JW young reels. You cheap bastard.

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    Chris Johnson Member: Native Fish Society

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    Lurk the 'bay for a legit English made Hardy Marquis. Right now I run a Korean made Marquis Salmon 3 I bought new for I think $325. I've had no issues whatsoever. A little tiny bit of spool wobble but nothing bad at all.
     
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    I have a couple of English made Salmons , and a JW Youngs 1540 . The Youngs is a better built , sturdier reel than the Hardy`s .
     
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    Chris Johnson Member: Native Fish Society

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    Anyone have any experience with "Farlow" reels?
     
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    I'll throw in another opinion for Young. Relatively inexpensive and will last forever. I actually like them so much that I sold a couple of Hardys I had and now have Young (I think they sound better and have better springs)
     
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    Chris, I don't have any experience with farlows myself. I nave read however that after 1940 many were made for them by youngs. After about 1958 sharpes of aberdeen made reels for farlow also. Thats all I know about them.
     
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    I've bought JW Young Salmon (wide) versions on ebay in the $50 to $60 range. They're built like a tank. The poor mans Hardy.
     
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    bennysbuddy the sultan of swing

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    farlows are good,usually they were made by J.w. Young & Sons
     
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    Any of the Farlow Serpents, Python's, etc. are all good solid reels but have been increasing in price of late. They are not palmable spools, but that's not a big deal and actually makes them less damageable. If possible check to make sure springs still have some strength to them.
     
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    SpeySpaz still an authority on nothing

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    And if you go for more modern reels, there's the Tibor and Abel and Lamson speys, and Speyco makes a reasonably priced and very inventive line of reels, pretty tough too.
     
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    _WW_ Geriatric Skagit Swinger

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    Define "arm and a leg"...