I have the Endurance #3 reels here. I haven't done the capacity test yet, maybe this afternoon. This reel looks like it will hold all but the long bellies.
Considering the price they look pretty good to me. Mariah is featuring this reel for her special this week. http://www.redshedflyshop.com/WEEKLYSPECIAL.html
I will post the real, reel weight and capacity this afternoon. Try one with the 100% satisfaction or your money back guarantee.
Mike if you download the Cortland catalogue it shows the # 3 as does your picture. They must have had to make the # 3 different to hold more backing, I would think. Aesthetically speaking how does the 3 look compared to the 1 and 2?
The #3 reel as pictured looks just fine to me. Only the spool is different. I actually think the #1 & #2 Endurance reels look like the Snowbee reels. I have talked with someone very close to Cortland and they couldn't give me a reason for the difference. As I only stock the #3 it really doesn't matter. I'll just have to resize my picture and get it on the right page.
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