Lamson Guru Vs Guru HD?

Discussion in 'Saltwater' started by Sawyer, Jul 6, 2014.

  1. Sawyer

    Sawyer Active Member

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    Looking for some comments about the two reels in question.

    I'm curious what you guys think about the difference between the Guru HD and the Guru,

    GURU 3
    5.50 oz
    7,8WF7
    150 yds 20#
    $229

    GURU 3 HD
    6.10 oz
    7,8WF7
    150 yds 20#
    $239


    So what I'm seeing is for $10.00 more I get:
    Cage design = heavier by 1.60 oz
    And they say on the website it makes a great saltwater reel but on the Guru they don't mention saltwater use, I see people using it for saltwater so I don't see it being a problem.

    Anyone compared the two side by side on an 8 weight for saltwater use? input would be much appreciated!
     
  2. Pat Lat

    Pat Lat Mad Flyentist

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    It might help thin backing, running line, mono, braid or other from getting caught between the spool and cage.
    Saltwater ok.
     
  3. what pat said the guru suxks. the guru hd awesome. somewhere there is a skagit head in thestilly because of my old guru
     
  4. Tacoma Red

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    Why do you blame the reel?
     
  5. because the poor design of the spool allows line to slip out of the side
     
  6. Tacoma Red

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    I have the Guru HD 4. I just got it for my 10wt.
     
  7. the hd is sweet
     
  8. Tacoma Red

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    yes
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    is.
     
  9. Sawyer

    Sawyer Active Member

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    Sounds like I'll get the HD!