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Inexpensive Large Capacity Reel

Suggestions for inexpensive reels capable of holding long belly spey lines will be appreciated. Changing lines every Friday night preparing for a day at the casting ponds is troublesome. The reels do not need to be fishable, almost anything will do.

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Pflueger Medalist Fly Reels:

1495 Up to 10 w/backing
1595 RC Up to 10 w/backing
1595 1/2 RC Up to 11 w/backing
1598 RCX Up to 12 w/backing

$24.99 - $42.99


couple yards of backing for a loop and they should work.
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Wink i have a 1595

up for sale on eBay=15 bucks,but it won't balance a 14ft st croix!,and a mid-spey is `crammed on it'with barely any backing to speak of i'd guess the pfleuger1598=?,,might `do it'?(even though i've never owned one),i'd say the current shakespeare offerrings (even though i don't own one),dang!,,there's an echo in here!!!! or the J Young's and son's classic's that shakespeare bought out,the 1535's 1540's,i have a reel with 4 xtra spools that iMIGHT be selling,but,that's the glory of `cheapdog' reels,,,they're cheap! ,and they allow you to `stock' various lines spooled up for ,yes,,you guessed it=various rods that you invariably NEVER ACTUALLY fish! RIGHT!? ,and if the reel explodes from=the mighty steelhead!,,dump it on eBay or chuck it in the dumpster at the local park of course i must assume a BC style trolling real COULD be used in a pinch= (they are `large arbor')

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Check out this website in the U.K. :

reelsndeals.com/acatalog/s4haky.htm

They are selling this Shakespeare summit salmon fly model reel with a spare spool and a fly line for what works out to be something like $70.oo.
The 4.25" summit will hold a huge amount of line, is very cheaply made, has a drag system that is totally useless, has cast markings all over the spool and body....

oh...did i mention that it will hold a lot of line.

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really!

i love `tarts',,,,hahahaha,sounds like my kinda gal uhmmm er, ,reel,,of course i just `found out' tonight! i'm going to be making my youngest childs car payment for her for the next few months =gee thanks honey! soooo,,reels for sale!

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Dennis,
Will the reel hold Rio's largest GrandSpey?
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I don't know if this is much help, but I have been faced with the same problem recently, needing a lot of reels/spools just for casting spey lines. It is a real pain swapping long lines out!

I found the Okuma Sierra 10/11 which retails for under a hundred. Spools are quick change and under fifty bucks. The drag is the offset small disc drag made popular by the old style Orvis Battenkill. I haven't fished them yet, but I think they would actually work.

The fattest line I have mounted so far is the Rio Midspey 9/10 tips with a full 150 yards of 20lb. Dacron backing. You might fit a long spey on there with thinner backing.
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I second the Okuma sierra,It's also nice as it has some heft to it.

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Many thanks to all for the fine suggestions.
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