Loop Classic reels are very well built !!THanks guys. I am considering a Loop classic 7-9 but don't know about the quality of the reel. I am also looking at other reel options. Suggestions needed? Thanks . How and the heck due you stop an atlantic salmon on a Hardy Marquis 2 reel?
I use a 3 3/4 perfect. I find the clean side plate much more effective for adding drag than palming a rim, as there is a lot more surface area to engage with. When a fish runs my hand slides from the handle to cupping the reel, my fingers pressed against the plate, without really thinking about it.I considered the Hardy Perfect 4 1/4 but how to they work on atlantic salmon. No palming rim to slow fish down. How do you guys control a 40 pound salmon with this type of reel?
Bauer M6 Classics.You will discover that there are basically two schools of thought on spey reels. The first is gear and pawl (clicker) reels. For more complex variable drag reels a wide array of bad things can happen, from wet cork suddenly drying and drag getting too high to ratchet catches that fail, turning your reel into a dragless centerpin and your line into a birds nest. I do most of my fishing with such reels but also spend time maintaining them in good working order having lost several fish due to reel failures.