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post #46 of 57 (permalink) Old 05-13-2017, 11:56 PM
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Bogdan Large Salmon model #2, a multiplier with a great drag and great sound as well.
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post #47 of 57 (permalink) Old 05-14-2017, 12:45 AM
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You have to at least take a look at the Abel Classic spey. Super well built. Salt water ready. Great sound. In my opinion it's the best modern click reel on the market.
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For Sage One 7136 and 8136: if you like the clicker I agree with Greenbutskunk that the Abel Classic Spey is a tank. It nicely balances my 13-6 rods. For drag reels the Danielsson L5W 8/12 is a bit lighter and I find it a superb match for my 13-6 rods. Both are solid values for the money as well.
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Use mostly PreWar Perfects for Steelhead with some Farlexs and Olsons both current and in the pipeline thrown in the mix. Upcoming trip will require a couple of big Saracione MkVs for their drag prowess. Always scouring for cool stuff. Hell should just make the leap to Bogdans!

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For those who can't drop half a grand on a reel, the Orvis Battenkill V is a decent option. Simple classic look, clicker is tight, moderately adjustable and loud.
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post #51 of 57 (permalink) Old 05-16-2017, 02:27 PM
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Hardy Marquis 2 or Loop Classic 7/9.
Great reels; nice sound; good balance.

The Loop Classic has nice looks and good mechanics. It will stop a freight train if you wanted it to. I've never taken it off the minimal setting, but if I were chasing Salmon with sea-lice, I'd like to have the option it provides. The Marquis 2 is great because of its simplicity. Very few parts means very few things to break. It's fun to learn how to use your palm or fingers as a drag. If it freezes in cold weather, I just give it a quick dunk in the river and it starts working again (maybe not the best solution, perhaps, but it's never troubled me).
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You have to at least take a look at the Abel Classic spey. Super well built. Salt water ready. Great sound. In my opinion it's the best modern click reel on the market.
If you want a Classic Spey new, you better hurry, Abel dropped it from their line up.
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If you want a Classic Spey new, you better hurry, Abel dropped it from their line up.
i was told the classic will be back on their new website in a bit. So I think they are just working the kinks of their new website right now. Hopefully
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When I called, I was told a redesigned reel was in the works for 2019. Hope I'm wrong and I had the janitor on the phone.
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I just called Abel again, 1-970-249-0606. The Classic Spey Reel is no more. They are looking at a redesign for introduction in about 2019. A few can still be found on line so if you want one, it's time to get it.
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On my T & T DH 13' 7wt I really like the balance and feel of my Hatch Finatic 9 plus. Some find it heavy, but to each his own.
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