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    I am looking for a new fly reel. It is time for a new one. I don't have a lot of money and I am looking for one that is good enough to meet my standards which is Salmon, Steelhead, Grayling etc. Any suggestions?????

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    Dude! Go to sportsmans and get the TFO 8-9wt combo! I did last summer and have been thoroughly sattisfied! First I bought the Ross essence combo and the reel took a crap on the 5th chum! So I returned it and I got the TFO and have caught countless chum on the little su and a few silvers. It's also my go to fly rod for BIG Kenai bows and steel head. Not to mention it works great flippin for reds too! It comes with everything. Just set it up and start catchin! I think it's only like $170.00 real great quality at a reasonable price. Hope this helps

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    Hey so I read ur post again and saw u wanted just the reel. The reel in that combo is a NXT series II it's not a big arbor reel...it's not the latest and greatest looking either...its actually kinda small but smooth and very easy to palm. The drag is excellent! It'll stop a p'd off salmon right in it's tracks with a twist of the knob. Imo it's performance and functionality are equal or greater than that of a $250 reel. I have fished small mountain grayling and dollies to huge kenai kings with this reel and have landed many a fish time and time again! At first I was leary. I had just bought a Ross essence and the reel took a crap after some very tender abuse it ruined my little su float as I didnot bring a backup rod. Needless to say I was very upset...until I bought my TFO! and have been thoroughly satisfied ever since! Anyways u can buy this reel online for around $40-$50 bucks! The biggest it comes in is an 8-9wt with a 120yd 20lbs line capacity. I swear by this reel and don't see my self having to replace it any time soon!

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    Consider the Lamson Konic or Guru.
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    I have a Guru in sizes 3.5 and 3 (for my eight weight and my six weight)

    Great reels!! Never let you down and they have a great warranty (not that I have had to use it)

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    I personally have become a fan of Lamson. I have a Konic, and love it. It has a conical drag, and mine has held up extremely well. As far as i know the drag system in the Konic is the same that is in their top of the line reel. Just my .02

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    I know at least one Lamson owner that has had nothing but problems...LMAO!

    Go with Ross, you won't regret it.

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    Only 2 reels I would consider for 200$ and under.
    Ross CLA
    Lamson Guru.

    Can't go wrong with either.

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    Spend the $$ and get a solitude reel, consider all problems solved.

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    If you don't have a lot of money... I would say consider just about any fly reel that Okuma makes. I've owned pretty much every reel they make including the super-low budget ones. I've never once had an issue with them and have put A LOT of miles on all of them.

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    I have a CSR from Cabelas and for the money it works great.
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    Quote Originally Posted by bowdy15 View Post
    Spend the $$ and get a solitude reel, consider all problems solved.
    Same with Galvan reels. I love both of mine. Spare spools are pricey though.

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    I second the Okuma. I have three of them and none have given any problems. They have a very good drag and the spare spools are cheap. My largest is an 8/9 weight and if I remember right cost about $40. I also have a CSR CH 3 which is an excellent reel with a drag that will stop a freight train, but it was a little over $100.

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