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post #1 of 35 (permalink) Old 04-19-2019, 11:13 AM Thread Starter
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Favorite trout reels?

What would be your favorite trout reels (single hand 5-8wt), ideally classic design / s-handle?

Like the Bogdan equivalent for trout reels... or would you just take a Bogdan?

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While I have never owned one, a Hodge and Sons classic trout reel is on my short list of single hand reels that I want. They are out of southern Oregon and are very nice looking reels. If I remember correctly, they made some reels for Winston years ago. Check them out.

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Hard to beat a Hardy Perfect but if I had the coin, the Bogdan would be hard to say no to.
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3 3/8 left hand wind perfect with line guard.
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3 3/8 left hand wind perfect with line guard.
You almost got it Jim, 3 3/8 right hand wind perfect with a line guard or the ultimate a 3 1/4 RHW wide spool Brass faced perfect.
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I have a preference for these types.
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You almost got it Jim, 3 3/8 right hand wind perfect with a line guard or the ultimate a 3 1/4 RHW wide spool Brass faced perfect.
If I could only reel right handed. Hard enough learning how to spey cast left hand up.
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Trout reels are first and foremost a place to store line. Most trout outside of Labrador, Chile, Argentina, and New Zealand are played by stripping line in and thus the heavyweight features of the more expensive reels are not essential to the aim of the game. If you want to get the top dollar reel, I say go for it. But, I have stable of older Hardys from the Featherweight up through Hardy Marquis 7 hanging below my trout rods from 3 up to 7 weight. I have splurged on a couple of the small Bougle' reels because I like the look. I wouldn't say no to a smaller Perfect in LHW, but the extra weight may throw my lighter weight graphite rods out of balance. We have to remember a lot of the older classic reels were designed and made for use on much heavier bamboo rods.

Buy what you can afford and appreciate, but don't kid yourself into thinking it will be a necessity for 95% of your trout fishing.

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Bellinger and Brusky are not too heavy classic s handles that have reasonable balance with graphite sticks 8-9 ft. Baby bougle and bulldog 80ís my go to for cane 6 foot 1-3wt.


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Trout reels are first and foremost a place to store line. Most trout outside of Labrador, Chile, Argentina, and New Zealand are played by stripping line in and thus the heavyweight features of the more expensive reels are not essential to the aim of the game. If you want to get the top dollar reel, I say go for it. But, I have stable of older Hardys from the Featherweight up through Hardy Marquis 7 hanging below my trout rods from 3 up to 7 weight. I have splurged on a couple of the small Bougle' reels because I like the look. I wouldn't say no to a smaller Perfect in LHW, but the extra weight may throw my lighter weight graphite rods out of balance. We have to remember a lot of the older classic reels were designed and made for use on much heavier bamboo rods.

Buy what you can afford and appreciate, but don't kid yourself into thinking it will be a necessity for 95% of your trout fishing.
Agreed. We have a lot of folks on here with classy (and expensive) tastes, so the collection of Saras, Bogdans and Perfects is no surprise, but I was still hoping to see at least one along the lines of “I love grandpa’s old reel that he got from his father and has been in the family for 4 generations.

I like my Marquis 6, LRH and Princess ... as my line holders. While it works perfectly the LRH in particular has an especially lovely, honestly-earned decrepitude to its outer finish - very wabi sabi! Of course this reel is not what many would call a truly an “old” one, as it is not even older than I am, nor a true “classic”. And unfortunately it was not my grandpa’s reel, though I’m sure it was someone’s grandpa’s reel.
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Where and when I grew up I never saw any of the custom built reels, it was a Pflueger environment you could say. I made a tremendous leap to an exotic in 1978 when I bought my Hardy Featherweight. Since I caught so many trout using that reel I'd have to say it's a favorite. I also have a Princess I got in the late 80's for a six weight cane rod that I like a lot.

Featherweight and my 1979 Far & Fine #5



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I still have one CFO reel that has seen some use but the Hardy reels are the go to for trout on small streams here.
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I love my Maurice Noel trout reels. 100 in Titanium and faux ivory and a 150AD Aluminum Delrin. Smooth and classy. pictured with a 3 5/8 perfect for scale.
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