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post #1 of 8 (permalink) Old 05-12-2010, 06:17 PM Thread Starter
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Anyone using Vision Reels?

Anyone using Vision reels? What is your experience and impression of them?
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post #2 of 8 (permalink) Old 05-12-2010, 06:23 PM
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Vision Reels

I have 2 vision Xla's,they are stellar reels for the money, and never had any mechanical problems
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post #3 of 8 (permalink) Old 05-12-2010, 09:22 PM
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Been using a Vision Koma 5/6 for several years now without incident. Think it's an excellent, underated reel with a more than reasonable price.
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as above but in 7/8, a bit heavier being a cast reel but has not faultered at all, used in salt water quiete alot to
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I have used them all(or at least almost all).

The XLA 9/10 is a good, reliable reel with lots of drag power.

The XLB #12 has a sturdy frame, big backing capacity and a very powerful drag - I did have some problems with the drag = something dust like came off from the drag plates and caused the drag to jerk a bit, but after I cleaned it it has not repeated this problem.

GT 11 broke down after two days of fishing for chromish Chums.... The drag plates were totally twisted after this "Chum adventure".

Koma 7/9 is a good reel for the price. I've had some problems with the drag adjustment. Now that I know not to touch the drag knop there's been no problems - I just pre-set it and don't touch it when I'm fishing.
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I have used them all(or at least almost all).

The XLA 9/10 is a good, reliable reel with lots of drag power.

The XLB #12 has a sturdy frame, big backing capacity and a very powerful drag - I did have some problems with the drag = something dust like came off from the drag plates and caused the drag to jerk a bit, but after I cleaned it it has not repeated this problem.

GT 11 broke down after two days of fishing for chromish Chums.... The drag plates were totally twisted after this "Chum adventure".

Koma 7/9 is a good reel for the price. I've had some problems with the drag adjustment. Now that I know not to touch the drag knop there's been no problems - I just pre-set it and don't touch it when I'm fishing.
i had my koma retro fitted with a better drag before i left the store with it, the new drag was one normally used in a baitcarter reel, just trimmed to fit the koma, perfect and smooth'
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post #7 of 8 (permalink) Old 05-14-2010, 10:43 AM
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The Vision HDC Varioverse seems quite a nice reel by the few times I've fiddled with it. I'd never accept a traditional A/R reel, but the HDC is intriguing. It's not dual mode either, but you can really crank a fish if you preset the drag high. The drag is SS/graphite so it should be durable.
Fortunately/unfortunately I already have enough reels myself....

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Have a Vision GT and its a belter,very very smooth indeedy.The only possible way I can fault it is its possibly too sensitive on the drag front,i.e it requires a lot of adjusting throughout its range.Thats no bad thing if you consider some reels go from ok to locked up in one click of adjustment.If you fish light lined with fine tippets for smaller fish you will get a sensible adjustment from the drag.Mine is used for Scandi Heads and with fish to just short of 20lb has coped very very well indeedy.
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