Thursday, March 06, 2008

Reel Extreme


Different fly reels for different applications-extreme sizes (2.5" vs. 4.5" O.D.)

6 comments:

BLUEANGLER said...

Hey Vlad,

Awesome! Striper VS. Trout : )
I have a guide color... I will post a matching photo! Very cool!

flyfishingunlimited said...

Hi Mark,

I actually like the "guide color" version better. I think it is more resistant finish, too. It wasn't available at the time I bought mine :-(.

I believe that Lamson came up with the better/corrosion resistant version of the bearing for newer reels, and that you can send the reel to get the old bearing replaced (under warranty). Have you had any issues with yours?

My reel is an older version, but I haven't used it all that much... It is something I might consider doing in the future.

BLUEANGLER said...

Hi Vlad,

Mine is old version too, I got a LS3 and LS4. The LS3 is heavy used. No issue so far and I really love it! You are right about the new corrosion resistant drag, mine is pretty clean... so I think I will wait until they goes bad... BTW The guide finish looks very different from LS3 to LS4. The LS4 not looks so good either... to shiny... I think they change the coating formula... Mark

flyfishingunlimited said...

Thanks Mark-it is good to know! I will probably wait, too. Why fix it if it isn't broken...

Cameron said...

That is quite a comparison. The Lamson looks like it could eat the Reddington for a snack.

flyfishingunlimited said...

Cameron, my thoughts exactly... The little reel looks as wide as the axis of the big reel.