Join Date: Feb 2000
Location: All S-Rivers Above the Equator
Why a multiplier?
I know many of my fellow steelhead fanatics clim there is no need for one. I agree to a point but I enjoy the one that I have. The biggest advantage is line pickup when a fish runs at you. It is also nice when you have a lot of line out and it is time to move to the next run. Fighting a fish it is a bit different especially when the fish is bigger but I just try and not put too much torque on the spool when cranking.
As for the Sara multipliers, I am going off what I’ve heard only. My Sara’s have both been Mark IV non-multiplier models. My multi is a Large Salmon 2 Bogdan. The Sara’s are great reels although no Bogdan. They are very smooth reels, have a great disc drag and the fit and finish is top notch. If you want top quality bench made then there are pricey and (depending on the choice long wait lists) options: Olson, Noel, Petrovan, Mohlin, etc. if you want a more mass produced top line reel then the Sara and the Farlex are a mere half step down.
"Loud reels save lives".