Craftsmanship, durability, start up inertia, drag detents, and reel case design (a fancy and expensive looking leather case) were all solid 10’s. We fish a lot. The 5/6’s overall diameter and arbor size are larger than the 4/5’s – giving you 150 yards of 20 pound backing instead of 85 yards). We found that the 5/8 will only take 100 yards of 20 pound backing with a WF-5-F MPX line. Reels with larger arbors, on the other hand, took less backing and consequently weighed less. Extra 4/5 spools retail for $177. Counterbalance: Good, however counterbalance weight is tall, which may feel like the handle if you weren’t looking down to grab it. The warranty applies only to the original owner and is valid only if the reel has been cleaned and maintained according to the maintenance instructions. Playing fish, it is always best to set a drag light rather than change the drag pressure. Drags with zero start up inertia result in a smoother, more controlled fight. At nearly 7 ounces fully loaded, this reel is going to be a tad too heavy when balancing the best 5-weight outfits. The Orvis Battenkill III is machined in China out heavy- duty bar-stock aluminum. The handle is easy enough to grab, although it has no swell like the Speedster, Lightspeed, and Force. Obviously the number one factor here is the tippet size and what you can get away with. We knew the Galvan T-5 was going to bring some serious competition, and I don’t think any of us was surprised when we added up the figures and saw that it cleaned everyone! We have always liked Orvis reels, but we were surprised that the older Access Mid-Arbor was able to outscore the brand new Orvis Hydros II SL. Use some kind of 0-ring to stop water from getting through. Turnaround time is typically less than two weeks. This is a true quick-change reel, which is a major upgrade from the Super 4N style of spool removal. – 15+ pounds!?? The best reels in our Shootout had a range of adjustment of at least one full revolution of the drag knob. The Argus comes only in Charcoal Gray. Drag detents are small divots machined into the drag system into which fit tiny spring-loaded ball bearings or plastic clickers. At this point extra spools are not currently offered. The main thing that held it back from the podium was its weight. It has a very large arbor and the reel spins reasonably well, making it capable of rapid line retrieval. If you are fishing with a 5-weight we recommend the 4/5. At the lower drag pressures for normal fishing, differences in smoothness are going to be negligible. At 5.1 ounces (fully loaded) Hardy LRH Lightweight isn’t as light some of the lightest click style reels, but it is still exceptionally light and balances well with today’s 5-weight rods. Douglas – Generally $25, (including shipping). It’s maintenance free and the warranty is very good should there be an accident. A good reel will last a lifetime, so don’t skimp. Still, the craftsmanship on this reel is absolutely amazing. Spool Release: Spool pushes out (good can’t lose release cap since there isn’t one, although these can get tough to push out after several years of use). The machined frame also appears to be more scratch resistant than the spool. We think Loop’s niche in the market is with high-end reels rather than less expensive reels, but that’s just our opinion. We all thought the Hatch 4+ Mid Arbor was a better size for 5 weight lines. src/public/js/zxcvbn.js This package implements a content management system with security features by default. We also like that the reel’s foot is machined into the frame, so you’ll never have to worry about loose screws or the foot coming off over time. The other option is to upgrade to the Lamson Liquid that is a compromise between the Eddy and Zero. Turnaround time is typically 2 -3 weeks, (including shipping). #1 Sage Click 4/5/6     $299.00 – reel,    $170  x/spool. We found that some reels are just a lot more fun to fish than others. We know these bend and dent, even from dropping them in the shop, #10 Douglas Nexus 5/6  $325 – reel,   $145  x/spool. Depending on the size of the fish I choose an appropriate expletive. Hopefully it will help you decide what appeals to and what works best for you. This spool release is more difficult to push out than the other Lamson models, and is also more difficult to put back when the spool is fully loaded. A smooth fight is a good fight. Reels with larger, easy to grab handles like the Galvan Torque, Bauer RX2, Einarsson 5 Plus, the Nautilus X, and the Hatch were a godsend, while shorter, smaller handles like those on the Hardy LRH or Orvis CFO III proved to be more difficult to grab and reel with. When I’m fishing, using 5X tippet, I am only using .25 lb. Most anglers will want the Animas 4/5 since it is lighter and less expensive, unless you require more backing:  The Animas 45 = 85 yards of backing. As we mentioned before, for most trout reels you are going to pick a relatively light drag and leave it there – so the narrower range of drag is perhaps not as detrimental as it might be for steelhead, salmon, or saltwater fish. The EZ grab handle works perfectly and is easy to grip (even without looking) and the spool release button is one of the quickest and easiest to use. We’ve all bought inexpensive products, only to have the cheap stuff fail, and to realize we’d have been happier with something better. We were not willing to take the manufacturer’s word or specs as gospel. Precision machined in Ashland, Oregon, the RX reels are made from aerospace bar stock aluminum and stainless steel for maximum strength and corrosion resistance. Some of these reels, like the Ross Colorado LT, Orvis Battenkill III, Redington Zero, and Bozeman Reels SC have no drag adjustment at all, meaning the angler is going to have to apply his or her own stopping pressure by palming or finger palming the reel. We then rotated the drag adjustment knob until we got a constant drag pressure of 2 lb. Palming a reel as a fish blasts away at a high rate of speed is actually a lot of fun. The largest reel we tested was the Loop Evotec G4 LW 5/8 at 3.914 inches, followed by the Sage Click 4/5/6 at 3.867 inches. Below you’ll find our finishing order as well as my comments. Some of the click reels are “click and pawl” styles which sound terrific and are the most classic. Because you like the custom paint job. Currently the Hardy LRH Lightweight is fully machined in South Korea from high-grade aircraft aluminum. Losing the cap or other washers etc., can render your reel unusable, and turn your trip into a disaster. A bigger 0-ring would help? range, Handle:  Thicker than the Cimarron, good size but no flare, #20 Ross Animas  5/6    $250 – reel,  $150  x/spool. The Animas comes in three standard colors:  Stealth Black with Moss hardware, Stealth Black with Bronze hardware and Granite with Bronze hardware. Taking the spool off is easy enough but getting it back on can prove to be challenging. The C.F.O is a great reel that brings 140 years of tradition to the table. Retrieval Sound:  Plastic sound on both retrieval and outgoing, Outgoing drag sound: Slightly louder click sound going out, depending on drag setting. (The 325 MA lost a couple of points since it did not have as wide a range of drag adjustment as the 350 LA). At 2.25 revolutions between .25 and 2 pounds, you have a lot of room to fine tune your drag to the exact setting you like. Galvan has done a great job at finding the perfect strength-weight ratio. The Force is slightly more difficult to remove the spool from than the other Lamson reels, especially when the line is overloaded (due to too much backing). Warranty doesn’t cover loss, misuse, or improper maintenance of the reel. Actual Backing Capacity Here’s another place where manufacturers often fudge figures in order to beat their competitors. In our chart on Objective Observations, you will see that we list our tested weight, the manufacturer’s claimed weight, and also the weight of the reel fully loaded with backing, line, and a leader. The arbors are ported near the sides, but not where the backing will rest so your backing may not dry as quickly with these reels as others. The Zero also lost points under drag adjustment and range of drag (since there is no adjustment). Reels like the Hardy LRH, the Orvis Battenkill, Orvis CFO, the Douglas Argus, Pflueger Medalist and Loop Classic 46 all use metal clicker pawls that make a pleasing sound when the fish are running, or when you are retrieving line. Drag Detents:  Not detents per se, but drag knob is stiff enough that the drag adjustment won’t get knocked off easily. Can we expect to see tricked out new colors offered by Ross? Spool Release: Nice grooves for removal but not exactly “Fat finger” friendly, Drag knob:  nice groves for turning but on the slim side, Drag detents:  Superb – (drag adjustment won’t get knocked off easily), Range of Drag:   TIES FOR THE BEST! Aside from the durability aspect, the Force does have some high performance features – namely the weight. Although the Evolution isn’t a true “spinner” type reel we love the fact that its low retrieval resistance allows you to spin the reel and pick up slack. The Dryfly stands tall, and with its extra large arbor it reels in line significantly faster than its Evotec brethren. フライラインを巻いて納めるフライリールに必要な機能は、渓流ではさほど重要ではありません。でも湖やソルトウォーターフィッシングには重要です。自分のお好みの一品を見つけて、一生の友としてお … One thing we’ve found here at the shop that helps seal this hole is Permatex Medium Strength Threadlocker BLUE gel. The heavier reels will generally take more abuse when it comes to slamming them into riprap or dropping them in a paved parking lot. There’s a link to purchase from us at the end of the shootout, or you can click on each reel’s name or individual photo. Of course these are individually hand painted by an artist in house and look absolutely stunning. Add the Lightspeed’s drag and we’d be looking at a 19/20 which would make it a fantastic all around reel. The Booker Prize, formerly known as the Booker Prize for Fiction (1969–2001) and the Man Booker Prize (2002–2019), is a literary prize awarded each year for the best novel written in English and published in the United Kingdom or Ireland. We examine how much it will cost you (at minimum) to send your reel in and have the manufacturer repair and return it. Turnaround time is 10-15 business days including shipping. of straight-pull drag pressure. We particularly love how well this reel spins. Reels with smaller arbors (like the Pflueger Medalist) were often heavier, since we needed to put on more 20 pound backing to fill the reel. The Lightspeed’s porting is elegant and everywhere – Even the reel foot is ported to make the reel lighter. Spin: Not much but pretty good for a click style reel (1-1.5 rev)? Still, the Hydros SL II offers some great features. So for me, having a reel that can bring in excess line quickly is more important than owning a reel with a strong drag. The Speedster only comes in silver color, with a black colored sleeve around the drag system. 3-Tand reels are machined in China from high grade aircraft aluminim. Everyone comments on how nicely these reels spin and how much line they can pick up quickly. We then noted the total rotation in increments of .1 revolution. If the cap you unscrew comes completely off you must be careful not to lose it. Turnaround time is generally 2 weeks, and up to 3-4 weeks during the fishing season. With fly reels, durability can be a big factor. Ultimately what you believe is what really matters. The main issue with the Signature 5/6 is that it is too big and heavy to balance most 5 and even 6-weight rods. It does have a very strong max drag, tipping the scales at 9 pounds of drag pressure… The Ross Eddy also has a max drag of 9 pounds. Feels a tad heavy for its size, but VERY DURABLE at the same time, Rough manufacturing cuts where backing sits (feels unfinished – only LA, the MA was smooth), Excellent spool to frame tolerances – some of the best in the test, #29 (tie) Lamson Liquid 2  $99.95 – reel,  $45.95  x/spool. The C.F.O. #9 Lamson Speedster $299.95 – reel,   $140.95  x/spool. No one in their right mind is going to use more than 2 pounds of straight pull drag, even using very heavy tippets, as we do when streamer fishing. If you are fishing with a 6-weight then get the 5/6. ), which in the end caused it to weigh more than other reels when fully loaded. The click reels generally rated a 9 or 10. Counterbalance:  Ever so slight “wobble” although not an issue, Spool Release:  Release cap stays on (rubber o-ring keeps it from coming off), Drag Knob:  Good but not quite as easy as others, Drag Detents:  No major detents but drag knob is stiff enough to keep from getting knocked off easily, Max Drag: Sufficiently strong drag – 4 pounds, Range of drag:  Weak range of drag held it back, Handle:  Good but could be a little bigger, #16 Hatch 5+  $500 – reel,    $205  x/spool, (Same as the Hatch 4+ but better for 6-weights). Turnaround time is about 2 weeks including shipping. by: James and George Anderson. The reel looks and feels fantastic! The Lamson Force isn’t for everybody. The Tibor Signature 5/6 also tied the Galvan for the most range of drag adjustment in our shootout. Here is a reel that I thought might have made a podium finish. Drag Detents:  No detents but stiffer than others, minimizing it getting knocked off by accident, Range of Drag: Very weak, despite many turns, Handle: Attractive and distinctive yellow handle, good size however flare gets smaller towards the end instead of larger (like the Argus), Reel feels much heavier when fully loaded, #9 Redington ZERO $89.00 – reel, $49.95  x/spool. Note however, that maximum drag is almost meaningless on these 5/6 weight trout reels. Also, if your reel gets submerged it doesn’t hurt to take it apart, clean it and re-lube. We awarded the LRH Lightweight the only perfect score on drag sound. We were tempted to give it a perfect 10 for such a sweet sound reeling in, but unfortunately the Tibor Light didn’t have much sound at all for the out going drag. And we wish it was a little lighter. Here’s another reel that has landed countless trout over the years. In our shop we keep a record of the precise backing capacities we have used for loading reels of different sizes and manufacturers. We are unaware of any manufacturer that does not honor a one year replacement or repair warranty for manufacturer’s defects. In general, closer tolerances are best, but if they prove to be too close, any little fall on the rocks can bend the rim of your spool enough to cause it to lock up or rub badly on the frame. But the bottom line is that reel is machined just as well as it ever was. Weight in Ounces Using our a digital scale that reads to .001 oz. It has ample backing capacity, and weighs a lot less than the 5+. The Tibor Light Tailwater CL is machined in Delray Beach, Florida from the best aircraft aluminum available. Accidentally dropping your reel when it is not on the rod can bend the foot. Nautilus “X” (XM 4/5)     $275.00 – reel,    $145 x/spool. Plan on buying a leader straightener for such occasions, as the rubber side will give you much better grip to unscrew the cap. While the handle is an excellent size it could use a bit of swell at the end instead of tapering as it does. The only things I think could possibly be improved are a somewhat narrow range of drag adjustment and a spool removal cap that comes off and can get lost. The fact that it does this enables an angler to reel in quickly, despite the fact that the Evolution doesn’t have a significantly large arbor (like the new Sage Click or Loop Dryfly). Cortland Micron (Dacron) backing, a Scientific Angler’s MPX WF-5-F line, and a 12-foot 4X hand tied leader. Many of the trout reels we tested have bronze bushings that need to be oiled now and then to keep them performing perfectly. In 2015 they added an 8 plus, for a total of 5 different sizes (3-9). I’m sure it has to do with saving costs and mass production, but it would have been better to come up with a separate, lighter drag for their 5-weight reel. Still, craftsmanship varies and is very observable. Like the Cimarron II reels, one flick of the wrist will send the Animas spinning (and retrieving line like crazy). From our experience, the optimal amount of backing is a good 25-50 yards less than what the manufacturers recommend. Nautilus – Generally $45, (including shipping). Perhaps the biggest downside to the Zero is that it isn’t going to be as durable as fully machined reels. The 2016 Yellowstone Angler 5/6 Weight Fly Reel Comparison. It comes in three standard colors:  Black, Platinum, and Light Olive. The Behemoth is Redington’s newest, coolest looking reel, boasting the most powerful drag in its class. They are not nearly as durable as some reels. If the fish happens to follow the fly all the way to the shore and eats it close to the bank the Cheeky Boost would be my number one pick to spin up the 50 feet of line as quickly as possible. It’s hard enough not to lose these screws in the shop much less on the river, so the SC lost points accordingly. In order to get the spool out of this classic reel you have to remove 4 tiny flathead screws, followed by the black side plate. If you happen to be an angler who is rough on gear however, we recommend steering clear of this reel. Windex also works well for squeaky spindle shafts. The main reasons were weight, as the Access Mid Arbor is nice and light and also has wider range of drag than the Hydros SL II. Range of Drag Adjustment This is something we feel reel companies should get right  – so we gave this category 20 points in our scoring. Spool Release:  Spool cap can’t come off – a bit harder to get off than some but at least it’s a quick change. Number two is how difficult the spool is to change. Turnaround times and extended warranties are based on our experience in the shop. Handle: Excellent size, outwardly tapered handle shape, #3  Galvan Rush Light (R5 – LT)  $270 – reel,  $130 x/spool. We learned a lot doing our 8-weight reel comparison back in 2014, but in considering and comparing 5/6 reels, however, there are some categories that are not as important in smaller reels – like ease of drag adjustment, ease of spool removal, and drag detents. Auxiliary data. If there is any downside to the Loop Evotec FW1817 (3/5) it’s that it doesn’t have a very wide range of drag adjustment. The upgrade with the Remix is a machined frame rather than a pressure cast frame like the Liquid. The Sage 4250 could use a little wider range of drag adjustment. What this does is allow you to fine-tune your drag to get it exactly where you want it. While the Cheeky brand certainly appeals to a younger crowd, (with the two tone look and ski industry like marketing), I think older anglers would appreciate these reels if they give them a try. The 5000 MA also has a slightly stronger drag. Hatch doesn’t do any porting on their arbors (where the backing sits). All and all the RX is a very well thought out reel with purpose and elegance; lightweight, durable, and ready to perform. This wide range of adjustment allows precise tuning of the drag to the desired pressure. This helps with backing capacity but also makes it easy to reel up your line without micromanaging it (to make sure the line doesn’t all end up in the same spot, which could jam if not reeled on evenly). Many of these 5/6 weight reels we tested are machined from a solid block of high-grade aircraft aluminum and then anodized with very hard finishes. We all were thinking that their new X reel was going to take top honors as the next best 5-weight reel – and it was close! The arbor is well ported to allow your backing to dry quickly. Over the years the Evolution has proven itself to be lightweight yet durable. We feel that a minimum of 65 yards is OK but the standard is 100 yards of 20 pound backing. Once you get this reel in your hand you know right away it is special. Extra spools in size II retail for $149.95. For the 5/6 weight reels, these categories are the ones that we felt are the most important; so we are giving them double points. Retrieval Sound:  Almost underwater like muted sound reeling in (compared to Super Series), Outgoing drag sound: Same unimpressive sound going out, Spool Release:  Spool cap can’t come off – a bit harder to get off however than others, Drag Detents:  Awesome detents – drag setting not easily knocked off by accident, Range of Drag:  Not good (due to stopper which inhibits drag range drastically). While the Loop didn’t score a perfect score on smoothness of drag, (a close 19), the Loop G4 FW 3/5, Loop Opti Dryfly and Loop Evotec LW768 have three of the smoothest retrievals of the reels we tested. The handle shape is excellent and spool removal is easy enough, (though seemingly designed to be removed left handed). In fact, it tied the Galvan Torque series in 14 out of 18 point categories! The rubber drag clicker is relatively quiet although much more pleasant than the Redington Zero’s drag sound. Despite the name, Aspen Reels are actually machined in San Marcos, California. They are perfectly balanced and buttery smooth, bringing a high quality feel that is synonymous with luxury cars, fine wine, and expensive shotguns. Extra TF50 spools retail for $119.95. Extra LRH spools retail for $99. Drag Knob:  Easy to grab however on light settings the drag knob wobbles badly and doesn’t feel very secure, Drag Detents:  No detents and the drag isn’t quite stiff enough to keep the setting in place, Max Drag: Strong enough for most all trout fishing situations – 2.75 pounds, Handle: Long and thin with flare – easy to grab, good design, Probably the least durable reel in the shootout – one bad spill and you’re done, #25 (tie) Hardy Ultralite 5000 MA  $275 – reel,  $149 x/spool. The spool is the exact same pressure cast spool that the Lamson Liquid uses. I guess we could have used a feeler gauge, but eyeballing it seemed to work fine. The Rush Light reels are precision machined and assembled in Sonora, California by the Galvan family. While our first impressions of these reels were very good, we didn’t have the time to explore them further, and no one came into the shop asking if we had one of those “Three Tand” reels. The new Sage Click is perhaps the best example. The range of drag adjustment isn’t very good (although at least it is adjustable). Bauer – Generally $18, (including shipping). The Islander LX is an amazing reel. With your support, we can continue to give you more shootouts and comparisons on tackle and equipment in the future. #13 Loop Evotec G4 FW 3/5    $425 – reel,    $199  x/spool. Should your line, and especially the tippet on your leader, accidentally slip behind your spool, or through one of the spool to frame tolerance spaces, (or if you get junk or sand stuck in your reel), you are going to need to remove your spool, fix the problem, and replace the spool. Although the spool isn’t the easiest to remove, it still qualifies as a “quick-change” reel, which is rare for a reel with a cork drag system. Craftsmanship is a 10, as is start up inertia and ease of spool removal. In fact we see these reels on Tom Morgan rods more than any other reel (many are even have the Tom Morgan logo laser engraved on the back). This reel weighs an amazing 4.3 ounces fully loaded with 115 yards of backing, a WF-5-F MPX line and a 12 foot leader. Feels heavy for its size, although very durable, Excellent machining and quality feel, second to none on color, Better size for most 5-weight rods (rather than larger 5/6), #23  (tie) Lamson Remix  $159.95 – reel,   $45.95  x/spool. Spool removal is a piece of cake thanks to the quick release button (which can never get lost unlike a “star drag” knob). Aspen Reels – $0 (including repair costs and return shipping). We found that in general, reels that weighed between 5-6 oz. The Liquid’s range of drag adjustment is good, especially for a less expensive reel and the drag is smooth to boot. The Hardy Ultralite 5000 MA is similar in construction to the Ultralite 4000 CA DD, but with a medium-sized arbor and much wider spool. Strangely enough the range of drag adjustment on the Remix wasn’t nearly as good as the Liquid. Weight in Ounces (Fully Loaded)This year we wanted to give you some true drag range figures, as well as true backing capacities. Max Drag:  Almost nothing, have to palm it – .25 pounds, Handle:  Nice shape with swell at the end, could be a tiny bit longer. If the fish runs back at you very quickly and you cannot keep up by reeling, then you have to start stripping and repeat the process of getting the fish on the reel again. For today’s modern lightweight trout rods, we feel that the lightest reels feel the best. We’ve been testing the reels since and a lot of our guides have been using the TF50 with no problems what-so-ever. But there's nothing like the sharp strike of an aggressive bass, trout or walleye walloping an artificial lure you're retrieving to send some high-voltage electricity surging up your spine into your cerebral cortex. We can usually true the spool up, to eliminate the noise and bump, but this is difficult, and you won’t find many shops that can do it. The retrieval sound is very much like a Abel Super 4N. Nautilus has been on a real hot streak lately, with the NV G 8/9 winning our 8-weight reel shootout and the X reel winning best of show in both fresh and saltwater categories at the 2015 ICAST. Turnaround time is 4-6 days including shipping). Watch Buceta loca de tesao video caseiro - free porn video on MecVideos Like Bauer, Ross Reels donates 10% of each reel sold to sport fish and wildlife restoration programs. The Remix and Liquid reels only come in black, however Lamson offers three different color drag sleeves for $9.95 each:  Burnt Orange, Salsa Green, or Coral Blue. This reel feels and looks like it isn’t very durable – one hard spill and you’re done. The Rapid’s maximum drag is also much stronger, which isn’t a big deal for us but for folks trying to use one reel for both fresh and saltwater, a drag that goes up to 8 pounds might be a plus. In trout fishing with these 5/6 weight reels, often you are stripping in small trout and releasing them without ever getting them “on the reel”. List of Amc - Free ebook download as Word Doc (.doc / .docx), PDF File (.pdf), Text File (.txt) or read book online for free. No doubt part of this is due to the highly detailed porting, which eliminates a ton of metal from the reel without compromising the strength (or thickness) of the remaining metal that makes up the spool and frame. The drag sound could be louder, and the Hydros doesn’t spin nearly as well as some. First and foremost is the durability. George has even used one with an 8-weight line! Like most all of the click style reels, the Colorado LT has a very light maximum drag – you’ll have to be happy palming the rim of the spool to apply extra drag pressure when needed. Perhaps the problem was that Fly Rise was too good, and started to compete with Ross’ higher end reels. The 5+ is better for 6 and even 7-weight lines. Categories Explained – Objective Observations. Most of the time they are not. Although Orvis calls this a  “mid” arbor reel,  compared to many of the click style reels it is relatively small in diameter. What ends up happening is the spool bends or “dents” and then hits the frame each time it goes around making a noise and getting “stuck” in the same spot. The rough drags made it stutter  like crazy. (At least the range will be better for saltwater use with the larger reels). I also wish the spool release cap was consistently easy to get off; sometimes it can be really tough to unscrew, especially if you’ve been fishing it hard and have any dirt or grit in it. Pflueger Medalist – $0, (includes shipping). On older models there is a service rebuild, ($50 plus $18 shipping). The drag knob is very easy to adjust and it has the best detents of any reel in the test. With a big hoop bend in the rod the drag pressure increased to .6 lb. 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