...on a new reel (hypothetically for a 7wt spey rod), what would you get?
My local shop has the Q, bit more $$$ but seems solid. I have never used a true large arbour before, the thing seems massive haha.Loop Xact Composite reel ~$70 from Leland Outfitters and use the to fishing trip or SA UST shooting heads.
If you prefer aluminium reel then Danielsson.
Oh I thought those had both sold for some reason. I'll take a look thanks!If you like gear and pawl reels and want to go "old school", jump on that 1535 JW Young reel in the classifieds.
It is more than adequate for any steelhead ... heck, it was built for salmon fishing :smokin:
Leftover cash can fund a line or two, or more tips, or gas for the truck, or dinner with your significant other who will give you a fishing pass to try out your new reel :hihi::hihi:
Maybe ... ??Oh I thought those had both sold for some reason. I'll take a look thanks!
This, or better yet, get a vintage one, most likely from the uk, on eBay. The Young’s and their clones are more like the answer to the question: “what reel to buy for around $100”. A completely different level of quality IMHO. If that question sounds ok to you then go for it. No reason why the price needs to expand to fit the category. But to me they sound like nails rattling in an old coffee can by comparison to the Hardy ones.Korean Hardy Marquis Salmon 2
Perhaps the promotion comes from the tax which we in EU pay but when sent to USA it gets deducted and it usually is more than the postage. Obviously your covernment does not add tax to your imported goods and then Danielsson reels are cheaper for you than for me but perhaps one spool ships cheaper to me?For a more modern style then no question right now - order a Danielsson off their web site. If they still have their active promotions to NA then by far the best value per your dollar. Insanely good deals.