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post #1 of 11 (permalink) Old 01-06-2020, 04:30 PM Thread Starter
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Reel Covers

Looking for some advice on neoprene reel covers for 4" double wide reels....anybody have a brand/site/link?

Thanks in advance!

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post #2 of 11 (permalink) Old 01-06-2020, 04:35 PM
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I have a couple of Ross reels, so I just went to their website. A bit spendy IMO, but less than a repair!

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You might google the maker of your reel, and see if they have reel shields.

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The cheapest are without question the Chinese ones you can buy on eBay. I tend to loose these sometimes on the river so I now avoid buying any additional “designer” ones. They come in all sizes, with multiple styles and companies represented, but for example I got the packaged deal of 6 large ones (shown below with a wide 4” Saracione, perfect fit) for $21 including shipping! The quality of the stitching is good and they do the job. No complaints at all here. Those are perfect for storing reels and have just the right amount of neoprene to pad them against bumps under most conditions, and I like this style because they easily fit and close over reels that are ON a rod.

I feel like the “best” ones functionally for on the river are the padded mesh ones from Simms - lets the reel dry out while still padding things well. I think the small/large ones go for $20/$30 each last time I looked.

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Look on eBay uk for nackymoo Store and antique reels site.
They have lots of Hardy and Young’s cases in all sizes.
Not cheap though
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I like the Steve Abel reel bags (26 USD) in Size L. More rugged and structured than neoprene. Fits a 4 inch Bougle well, guessing it would cover most any 4inch wide spool reel.
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post #6 of 11 (permalink) Old 01-06-2020, 08:03 PM Thread Starter
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thank you all for the recommendations, I have a bunch of Abel bags and I like them but can't find one to fit the reel I am looking to protect which is a shamburg double wide.....will order some of those neoprene ones you guys mentioned. Thanks!!!!
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Love the hatch reel covers. All kinds of sizes. Great protection for travel about cars and boats and walking on rockbed. Found good fit for my Noel 300, perfect 3 3/4. Plus not draw attention that I choose to fish with jewelry.

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I have a Shamburg Double Wide. I have it in a custom leather case at home but on the job, I got a neoprene case on ebay which was actually for a large overhead/baitcast reel! It works well as these are round and also wide.
It was only about £3 and came from China but it's still going strong and has been on the reel since I got it, a few years back now.
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I'm with Botsari on this one, my Ross and Lamson reels all came with a covers but others have not. I get the same ones he has from Amazon, and they have been just fine. With the money we all put out for those reels we prize so much a few bucks to protect them is a no brainer.
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post #10 of 11 (permalink) Old 01-07-2020, 09:41 PM
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I have also bought large reel pouches from Nautilus and Danielsson, who both can provide large neoprene cases.
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post #11 of 11 (permalink) Old 01-07-2020, 09:45 PM
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During the sea urchin boom in Maine we had somebody in South Portland make us reel pouches out of busted up old wet suit neoprene. They were bomber. Not pretty, but tough as hell. Stitched together with dragger twine and glue gunned. the best part of the deal was all it cost us was a few pints at The Griffin Club.
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