What's your favorite spey reel and why?

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  1. freestoneangler

    freestoneangler Not to be confused with Freestone

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    favorite spey reel and why?

    It's gonna have to be my new Redington CDL11/2, cause that's the one I bought and I have no other experience with other spey reels. I'm pretty much a "middle of the road" guy when it comes to fly fishing equipment purchases and the CDL seems to fit that group. I saw some Charleston?? reels on e-bay that we're listed at $1999 opening bid... wow. I'm sure their very nice, but just think how you'd feel if it hit the rocks and got bang up.bawling:
     
  2. stewart dee

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    I love a Lamson because all components are recessed and the drag is on the quiet side, and thats nice for strippin line on the sneak-in.
     
  3. Chum83

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    favorite spey reel and why?

    well my lamson i like a whole lot, its real simple not super spendy and it get the job done thats for sure.
     
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    _WW_ Fishes with Wolves

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    favorite spey reel and why?

    I have several favorites. None of them have a disc drag and most of them have no palming rim.
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  5. Steve Saville

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    I use a Ross CLA 7 on my spey rods and a Gunnison 5 on my switch rod. I like the #7 because it will hold backing and a full spey line pretty easily. The G-5 is on a 5 wt switch and will easily hold the backing, running line and the shooting head and the spey leader. They both have good drags and balance nicely with the rods. Besides that, I had them already and didn't need to go looking for more equipment. If I come home with any more I'll probably not have a home to come back to.
     
  6. Jergens

    Jergens AKA Joe Willauer

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    favorite spey reel and why?

    You wouldn't care if you dropped your Charelton because they are bombproof.
     
  7. Cougar97

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    favorite spey reel and why?

    Loop Classic 7/9 click, click, click........
     
  8. Brian Thomas

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    favorite spey reel and why?

    I fish spey rods from a little 3 weight , up to 9/10 rods . All of these reels will see the water at some point during the year - some more than others
    SA System 2 8/9
    SA System 8 (same reel as the Hardy Marquis 8/9)
    Loop 3w
    Abel 3N
    Hardy Salmon #1
    "" "" #2
    JW Youngs 1540
    FlyLogic FLA 10
    Penn Freshwater #4
    Sage 3600D
    Redington AS 13/14

    Favorites ? Salmon #1 and the JW Young
     
  9. chromeseeker

    chromeseeker Where's the Bucket?

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    Partial to any of the old English clickers with names like Perfect and Beaudex. Simple, bomb-proof and mildy annoying when a steelie takes line.

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  10. Ed Call

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    J W Young 1535, Shakespeare Beaulite (both of these have spools that interchange) SOUND VERY COOL
     
  11. Red Shed

    Red Shed "junkyard spey"

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    My favorite is my Olson. After that any of my Hardy Salmons.
     
  12. speyfisher

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    Yeah, my favorite would be my Olson too.....If I had one. Those Redingtons only set me back $100 a piece when Orvis closed 'em out. The Bauers a little more. FWIW, I think Bauer screwed up, big time, when they went Super-lite. And now it will cost $50 more if I want a Bauer Rogue without those damn holes cut in the frame!
     
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    favorite spey reel and why?

    What rod are you using for this?
     
  14. seanengman

    seanengman Trout have no politics

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    I love my Nautilus. I would really like to try a Spey Co. reel though.
     
  15. Brian Thomas

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    favorite spey reel and why?

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