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My wife and I are retired and reside in Baker City, Oregon located in Eastern Oregon near where I was raised. We lived and worked in SW Washington for 17 years and in Wenatchee for over 12 years before retiring. We enjoy lake fishing trolling flies with fly rods and sinking line and had great times fishing in the Central Washing area. Our son and daughter still live in SW Washington and we get over that way for visits, but prefer the slower paced life in Eastern Oregon.
I have been looking for a couple of new fly reels and just recently discovered the Fenwick Nighthawk series reels with anti-reverse and was wondering if any of the members have any experience with these particular reels. Any information would be appreicated. Thanks, Richard Gushman aka (HILAKER)
 

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Guys I want to thank all of you for the replies. Gary and Keith, when the wind allows it we have been fishing at Thief Valley Reservoir as the ice is still on Wolf Creek and Pilcher is closed until the main opening date. Malheuer is nearly empty and consequently not worth the trip. Not sure about Unity Reservoir. As for Phillips Reservoir, some idiot dumped perch in the lake approximately 20 years ago and that ruined what once was one of the best large trout lakes in the state. I am not sure why they changed the name of the town to Baker City, but it will always be Baker to us.
Tom, I can appreciate your thoughts on anti-reverse fly reels for trout and the only reason that I have considered buying one is for my wife as she has lost a lot of fish over the years because she is slow to react in removing her hand from the crank handle when the fish runs. I will add that even without counting the fish my wife has lost over the years, it is a rare day that she doesn't catch more fish than me. I contacted Justin at AllenFish as his site indicates that he has an anti-reverse reel forthcoming. He said that the reel should be available by mid June 2010 and initially will be the 7-8 weight, followed by the 5-6 weight and all reels will be left hand retrieve only. The reels will sell in the $200 to $300 range. Thanks again guys and if any of your are ever over this way please do not hesitate to give me a call. Richard
 
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