I am new to speycasting. I purchased a used Sage 8136 and am looking for an appropriate reel and line. Any advice would be welcome! Thanks
I paid a little more $370 just curious what they were worth I haven't seen a whole bunch forsale to compare. I have 5 other lamsons a P2, LS3.5, LS2, V3and a V2 for my single handers and they are awsome reels very reliable and low maintance. What lines are you planning on casting on your 8136? Cheers!Thanks for the input. I paid US 350
I have 5 other lamsons a P2, LS3.5, LS2, V3and a V2 for my single handers and they are awsome reels very reliable and low maintance. What lines are you planning on casting on your 8136? Cheers!
Mac19, I am curious to know why you would start disliking a product that by your statements above has given stellar service? I'm not saying what has been posted isn't so, I'm just asking why that info is more important to you then what you know from personal experience. If you search Spey Pages long enough you will find posts that "dis" every piece of tackle made. I would take personal experience over that any day.Please elaborate, I've had great success with them so far.
I have to agree with you 100% poppy nothing trumps personal experience. However I take all constructive criticism into account especially when wading into uncharted territory(steelheading). By no means am I selling my lamson trout reels. their track record sands on it's own. As for swaying my opinion on the Larger V4 and LS4 I have zero experience with Lamson and large game fish hence the reason for pestering you guys with questions about setting up my spey rod correctly. I own multiple lamsons currently because they perform flawlessly under their current fishing conditions, this being the reason I own several. I stated that "Reliability is paramount to me" and for this reason if Lamson's cannot perform flawlessly under the rigorous conditions of steelheading then they definitely are not the reel I'll be putting on my spey rod. I'm hoping others will chime in with V4 and LS 4 personal experiences good and bad. Hopefully this explanation clears things up and thanks again for the great resource, CHEERS!!!!your reason are very legitimate and I've now lost some of my enthusiasm for lamson. However Because many fisherman have personal preferences I don't give much credence to an opinion like "I'd avoid lamson" period without an explanation.