Join Date: Nov 2016
Location: Upper Peninsula Michigan
I've wondered the same thing!! So, I purchased a nice SpeyCo reel that I will test out on chinook. But I also picked up a Danielsson H5D 11 fourteen in case I wanted drag.
Those Danielsson reels are made in Sweden in a family shop, have an almost cult like following, have a near perfect reviews (just do a search here), and here is the best part..............can be bought for $300. My price, shipped to my door from Sweden was $298.
I've heard there drags are magical on big fish too.
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