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180gall

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8w reel upgrade sugestions
« on: September 28, 2012, 05:11:02 PM »

Hey every one looking for some input on upgrading
My 8w reel. I was thinking of getting a dragonfly cartridge reel
As I have one on my 5w and like the reel and if I
Remember right it was a good price. However I don't
Think they make them anymore. So I would like a decent
Price and performance with drag. This reel will be
Salmon and steelhead only as I use may 5w for still water.

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Re: 8w reel upgrade sugestions
« Reply #1 on: September 29, 2012, 11:59:00 AM »

I picked up a sage 9wt reel last year for around $100 it has a really good drag and it is a nice light, good lookiong reel for the price

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Re: 8w reel upgrade sugestions
« Reply #2 on: September 29, 2012, 01:54:06 PM »

Sage 1680 or Lamson Konic look like pretty good performance reels at an entry level price (100 - 130 dollars).  I'd recommned one these over a dragonfly cassette reel.  They are a bit more expensive but worth it IMHO. 
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Re: 8w reel upgrade sugestions
« Reply #3 on: September 30, 2012, 06:50:57 AM »

I bought a Lamson Konic for my 9 weight and love it. The drag is great and it's great value - $150.
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Re: 8w reel upgrade sugestions
« Reply #4 on: September 30, 2012, 09:06:45 AM »

Thanks for the suggestions guys!
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Re: 8w reel upgrade sugestions
« Reply #5 on: September 30, 2012, 01:27:33 PM »

also check out the echo ion reel, seem to be pretty decent
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Re: 8w reel upgrade sugestions
« Reply #6 on: September 30, 2012, 02:18:51 PM »

Sent you a pm.
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