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Hi everyone...just looking for a good used Leland vintage British Columbia Steelhead reel. Let me know if you have one you'd be willing to part with. Pics are appreciated! Thanks!
 

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I have the Leland BC Sea Run. Have used it on a 1307, and 1107 and now a 1197. Really a terrific reel. Sexy, functional, sweet....
 

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Great to hear a positive review...putting it on a 13'6" 6/7/8 Meiser. I like my reels on the heavier side so the Steelhead should work well. Trying for the used option first...
 

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To my eye those are amongst the nicest looking modern reels out there, if you do get one post a review on here and let everyone know how you like it.
 

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Doesn't look like you can palm it. I'm strongly considering it, at least getting it and checking out the drag strength. I have an old Hardy St Andrew with a similar drag set up, and if it's even close it'll handle some big fish...
 

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Doesn't look like you can palm it. I'm strongly considering it, at least getting it and checking out the drag strength. I have an old Hardy St Andrew with a similar drag set up, and if it's even close it'll handle some big fish...
St. Andrew! Are you replacing it with the Leland reel & going to be selling the Andrew ? I'll take it:hihi: been looking for one of those for a long time.
 

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The St. Andrew is sweet. I just put new springs and pawls in mine. Its my most used reel. And LOUD! But the Leland BC Steelhead looks really interesting too. Does anyone have the specs on it? Size, weight? Rob
 

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Yeah, I REALLY got lucky with the St. Andrew. It came with an extra spool, and it looks like it has hardly been used at all! It's really more of a collector grade reel, but I'll use it from time to time. Just looking for something I'll use MOST of the time...

This one will go with me to the grave! :chuckle:
 

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Well I hope you get as much pleasure looking at it like a paper weight as I do with a twenty pound steelhead on mine...screaming so loud you can here it a mile downriver. Those memories are what I would rather take to the grave. So I guess my St. Andrew is a collectors reel too. It collects steelhead:chuckle: (Just Joking with you, I'm glad you found a nice one) Sorry for getting off topic. Back to the Leland reels.
 

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Well I hope you get as much pleasure looking at it like a paper weight as I do with a twenty pound steelhead on mine...screaming so loud you can here it a mile downriver. Those memories are what I would rather take to the grave. So I guess my St. Andrew is a collectors reel too. It collects steelhead:chuckle: (Just Joking with you, I'm glad you found a nice one) Sorry for getting off topic. Back to the Leland reels.
You are probably right! I'll get this new reel and STILL won't be able to take the St. Andrew off the rod. The sound alone is amazing, and the function is hard to beat.
 

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CastandStep: The Steelheader doesn't have an overlapping, palmable spool. I've fished mine, but haven't had cooperation so far from a steelhead to test the drag strength. However, it feels strong enough on maximum to trust.

Empty, it weighs about 10 1/2 ounces. Frame: 4 1/4"; inside spool: 1 1/16".
 
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