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post #1 of 30 (permalink) Old 02-23-2019, 03:32 PM Thread Starter
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need some advice on a reel

What do you all think of the saracione multi reels please, as theres only 1 shop in the uk that sells them and is 6hrs drive for me so i thought i would ask on here.

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I would buy one if I needed another Sara. Iíve owned two non-multiplier models and loved them. Would get a multi in a heartbeat.
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I would buy one if I needed another Sara. Iíve owned two non-multiplier models and loved them. Would get a multi in a heartbeat.
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How about SpeyLab Teno 4" or Tornio Salmon 3 3/4″ with 2:1 multiplier from Finland. You will not regret !!!!!!

speylab.fi/reels/?lang=en

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Markus family is in metallurgy business and so he has great background in this filed. He is also on Burkheimer pro staff.

The reels have 8 steps Van Hoffe style drag, and I never experienced any hydroplaning. Also very easy to control fish when using just fingers.

I own 4" and it is phenomenal reel. Here is one on CFB 8152-4 with Skeena Buck

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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.
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so far with my research I'm getting mixed reports on the multiplying reel , i just cannot believe only 1 shop in the uk stock them in the north of scotland.

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Why a multiplier?
Hot fish running at you, hot fish looking to spool you. There are other multipliers out there besides Saracione.
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what like please

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How about SpeyLab Teno 4" or Tornio Salmon 3 3/4″ with 2:1 multiplier from Finland. You will not regret !!!!!!

speylab.fi/reels/?lang=en

Just add www.

Also, type Speylab facebook.

Markus family is in metallurgy business and so he has great background in this filed. He is also on Burkheimer pro staff.

The reels have 8 steps Van Hoffe style drag, and I never experienced any hydroplaning. Also very easy to control fish when using just fingers.

I own 4" and it is phenomenal reel. Here is one on CFB 8152-4 with Skeena Buck

https://www.speypages.com/speyclave/...2&d=1540765911
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so far with my research I'm getting mixed reports on the multiplying reel , i just cannot believe only 1 shop in the uk stock them in the north of scotland.
If your not sure about the multiplier reel then get the 1:1 saracione, they are great reels!
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so far with my research I'm getting mixed reports on the multiplying reel , i just cannot believe only 1 shop in the uk stock them in the north of scotland.
Chris,
I've found that UK anglers in general don't like to spend money on tackle. There are some obviously, but it's my experience that the general thought is that you have more money than sense or a tackle tart with "all the gear and no idea" if you buy expensive tackle. I've found that if I had to sell gear that it was much more worthwhile to send it all the way to the US as they were much more appreciative of fine tackle.
There is also a very fine bench maker in your neck of the woods by the name of Murray Stewart, making an S-handled multiplying reel in the Bogdan style, he has a FB page if you're interested.
There are collectors however who *do* spend small fortunes on antique Hardys. I remember on one Classic auction a rare Hardy going for close to if not exceeding £50k (plus commission!!)

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Chris,
I've found that UK anglers in general don't like to spend money on tackle. There are some obviously, but it's my experience that the general thought is that you have more money than sense or a tackle tart with "all the gear and no idea" if you buy expensive tackle. I've found that if I had to sell gear that it was much more worthwhile to send it all the way to the US as they were much more appreciative of fine tackle.
There is also a very fine bench maker in your neck of the woods by the name of Murray Stewart, making an S-handled multiplying reel in the Bogdan style, he has a FB page if you're interested.
There are collectors however who *do* spend small fortunes on antique Hardys. I remember on one Classic auction a rare Hardy going for close to if not exceeding £50k (plus commission!!)

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You won't be disappointed with Saracione reels. Mine are all 1:1, and frankly don't see the need for the multiplier, but I'm sure if that is your preference it would likewise be a fine reel. The fit and finish of Saracione reels is superb.
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ok i will ask another flip side to the question , for £1700 would you all still buy one.?????

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In all my years fly fishing in the UK, about 27, I've only seen 1 guy who had a Saracione.
I think you have only a couple of options :
1) Make the trip up to see it
2) Arrange with the shop to send it to you but refund if you don't like it or send you a "demo" with security / collateral.
3) Accept with faith from the many happy users on this forum that it is a top quality item and buy without touching / seeing it.

Even if you go for 3) and there are many who do, the second hand market for these reels is brisk and you shouldn't lose too much on it if you don't like it.

Good luck,
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