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Just thinking about buying one as a low cost alternative. They go from $50-65. Just wondering if anyone out there has used one before and what they think, or what other alternatives there might be without breaking the bank. Would probably get the 7/8 size. Thanks!:beer1
 

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I have the 10/11 integrity with 250 yds. of Gel-spun backing. Good light reels. Dont know what will happen when I get that monster steelhead though. Guess that will be the real test. Okuma says Integrity OK for salt too. My reason for purchase, steelhead and silvers.

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"Everyday that you wake up and decide not to go fishing...is one less day you'll go fishing." Forrest Maxwell
 

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I have a 10/11 on my Spey rod. I've been rather happy with it. I've caught several steelhead on it with out much trouble (see below). I used it over 2 days in the salt with no bad results. I did fully wash it out after each use though.

Just watch the handle. It's attached with a small screw in the center make sure it's tight.

Last fall I was fishing the silver run and hooked what I though at first was a silver but turned out to nice steelhead. On it's first run I reached down to palm the reel and watched in horror as the handle banged my thumb and came flying off. (It actually seemed in slow motion at the time) I got my knuckles rapped pretty bad trying to play that fish using the counter weight.

Now I just make sure to check the screw. I haven't had any further problems.
 
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