Join Date: Jan 2002
Location: Grand River, Ontario
FS: Orvis DXR 9/10 reel (ideal size for switch rods)
Perfect reel for a switch rod, with a strong, Hardy-like, outgoing click. It's a thick, tough, machined, standard arbor reel with gobs of capacity to hold thick Skagit heads (how I used it). It measures on the outside, 3 3/4" X 1 5/8" and weighs 8.8 ounces including the backing that is on it (supplied). The reel is in superb condition as can be seen in the photos.
The drag is activated using a lever over a 180° arc. I found it very handy to adjust the drag when playing a hot fish. When palming the reel, it falls in easy reach of fingers or thumb. No need to look for it.
The reel is set up for LHW, but I can flip it for you if you want RHW.
These old DXRs are known to get a bit of slop in the drag over time, but the slop is easy to remove through adjustment and I tightened it up when I bought it so it's good to go. It's not difficult to adjust. Instructions and manual in PDF form are on the Orvis site. I have kept copies and I can email them to you.
The reel is U.S.A. made and saltwater grade (aluminum and stainless steel parts).
$175.00 shipped to Canada and CONUS Paypal preferred
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Last edited by peter-s-c; 01-06-2012 at 03:29 PM.