Ummm... Unless I'm wrong, the system 2 uses a caliper disc drag system (like a lamson LP), and the Magnum uses a stacked disc system (like a cortland LTD or an orvis CFO disc). That's alot of difference...peter-s-c said:They're BFR's, now owned by Orvis, and BFR also makes System 2s. Compare them -- there ain't much difference.
I think you got it confused. Here the fish are above average and the spey shop owners are huge. At least no one is calling me "Twiggy".I'm thinking about heading for Peck, the banana belt of Idaho, where the fish are huge and the spey shop owners are all above average!
Peter you keep saying this but I'm pretty sure it isn't so. Having owned both, and currently owning three 200D magnums, they are not the same reel. Completely different drags, frames, handles, etc.peter-s-c said:Cortland don't make/own the reel. It's a British Fly Reel 200D that's rebadged for Cortland. Compare the two, they're identical. Compare it to a System 2 Model 1213 - same reel. In the cartridge type, British Fly Reel makes the same reels for Orvis, Cortland, and sells them under their own name as well. They make them for somebody else, but I've forgotten the name. Most of the SA reels I've seen came from BFR.