Reel recomendation for steelhead

Discussion in 'Spey Clave' started by WA-Fly, Nov 4, 2013.

  1. Rod Wittner

    Rod Wittner Active Member

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    +1 for Speyco.
    Handmade in Green Bay, WI by guy that has been swinging flies for 20 years. Click & pawl with a lifetime, transferable guarantee. Rock solid reels. Can't beat 'em. Many options are available for your customization. You will pay more than $150, however.

    I just ordered a Skandi model in silver/black with the snake roll handle to pair up with my TCX 7112. It should be here in about a week. ;)
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  2. Itchy Dog

    Itchy Dog Some call me Kirk Werner

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    I have a Ross CLA 5 for sale in the classifieds. Unused with backing and running line. The CLA is a solid, no frills reel with a legion of followers. Good bang for the buck.
     
  3. Randall Clark

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    I have the Daiwa (720, I believe) badged version of that. Solid reel for very little coin (I think I paid $40 for mine or something along those lines). It has a pretty large capacity with a very solid check.
     
  4. Derek Day

    Derek Day Rockyday

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    I have an olympic and roddy badged verson. I think each one has been right around $40 shipped. I did have a pawl shatter on the roddy, after multiple LARGE Chinook ate my steelhead flies. I'd like to see if I can find some replcement guts from a st aiden.
     
  5. Rob Allen

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    Hardy is moving all of their reel production back to the UK in the next few months.
     
  6. Robert Engleheart

    Robert Engleheart Robert

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    X2, at these prices they're cheaper than a Konic or Guru; though I prefer the 3.5 for sub-12' rod. Have 8 or 9 Lamsons and all dead-ass sturdy and service is the best. Hardys are nice but way too much $$$$ for what they are, the old Young, Beadrueax or similar click/pawls are much better value.
     
  7. CLO

    CLO Future WFF Mod

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    Buy the CLA 5 in the classified forum for cheap.
     
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  8. Alextron

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  9. hydrological

    hydrological beads are NOT flies and snagging is just ghetto

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    second for speyco. made by one dude in the us of a. completely bulletproof.
    disc drag reels for steelhead are kind of gay. i mean really, what are you going to do with your other hand anyway? :eek:
     
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  10. MAD777

    MAD777 New Member

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    The man behind Speyco is a purr artist!
    His reels ought to be sold in a museum gift shop. :)


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