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 Post subject: Re: Favorite UL Reel
PostPosted: Tue Aug 13, 2013 11:59 am • # 21 
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Pretty much hands down (that's because I can't afford the more $$$ ones):

Sage 3100/3200
Orvis BBS I
BPS White River Classic UL


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 Post subject: Re: Favorite UL Reel
PostPosted: Tue Aug 13, 2013 12:56 pm • # 22 
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willie bob wrote:
Pretty much hands down (that's because I can't afford the more $$$ ones):

Sage 3100/3200
Orvis BBS I
BPS White River Classic UL


The "BPS White River Classic UL" is an excellent reel that doesn't get much press. I use it on a 6' 1 wt which makes for a very light rig.


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 Post subject: Re: Favorite UL Reel
PostPosted: Wed Aug 14, 2013 10:41 am • # 23 
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ok...i gotta change mine:) i just bought a new orvis battenkill click/pawl and it is definitely going to be my favorite! this thing is light, narrow, and so simple!


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 Post subject: Re: Favorite UL Reel
PostPosted: Wed Aug 14, 2013 10:50 am • # 24 
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plecain wrote:
willie bob wrote:
Pretty much hands down (that's because I can't afford the more $$$ ones):

Sage 3100/3200
Orvis BBS I
BPS White River Classic UL


The "BPS White River Classic UL" is an excellent reel that doesn't get much press. I use it one a 6' 1 wt which makes for a very light rig.

That's because some people have an automatic despise for store brand gear; especially BPS aka White River Fly Shop.


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 Post subject: Re: Favorite UL Reel
PostPosted: Wed Sep 25, 2013 1:57 am • # 25 
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I am new to the site, glad I found it. Moved to Eugene OR from Maui about 6 yrs. ago and finally getting around to go fly fishing. Bought an AJ Thramer bamboo 7 1/2' 5wt. a while back and I have been practicing with an old Medalist 1494 reel. I also have a brand new Ross Colorado #1 that I bought quite a few years ago as well. I am not sure if the Ross will work well with my rod, and I don't really want to try it and have it not work out, as I am sure someone would like to have a "new" Colorado vs. one that has been used. Wondering if anyone would know if the Ross would work well on the rod I have being it is a #1. Will appreciate anyone's opinion about it.


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 Post subject: Re: Favorite UL Reel
PostPosted: Wed Sep 25, 2013 2:11 am • # 26 
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Hardy Flyweight, Sage 3100, CFO II.


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 Post subject: Re: Favorite UL Reel
PostPosted: Wed Sep 25, 2013 2:05 pm • # 27 
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Secrent wrote:
I am new to the site, glad I found it. Moved to Eugene OR from Maui about 6 yrs. ago and finally getting around to go fly fishing. Bought an AJ Thramer bamboo 7 1/2' 5wt. a while back and I have been practicing with an old Medalist 1494 reel. I also have a brand new Ross Colorado #1 that I bought quite a few years ago as well. I am not sure if the Ross will work well with my rod, and I don't really want to try it and have it not work out, as I am sure someone would like to have a "new" Colorado vs. one that has been used. Wondering if anyone would know if the Ross would work well on the rod I have being it is a #1. Will appreciate anyone's opinion about it.

First and foremeost, welcome to the forum.
I have a Ross Colorado 1. Although considered on the heavy side for a UL reel (4.0 ounces), this reel matches up well on 2-4 wt graphite rods; that said, it really might feel nice on your boo. Most times you'll never really need a sealed drag, and if so the palming rim is enogh to slow a larger fish.

Les


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 Post subject: Re: Favorite UL Reel
PostPosted: Tue Oct 01, 2013 4:45 am • # 28 
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1. Hardy perfect.
2. ATH F1.
3. Hardy Uniqua.


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 Post subject: Re: Favorite UL Reel
PostPosted: Tue Oct 01, 2013 11:04 am • # 29 
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I have quite a few but really like my Orvis Batinkill LA and BBS1. Funny, I never used to be an Orvis fan but am acquiring more. My first small reel and still a favorite is a Redington AS3/4. Heavy but dead reliable. I also like older reels like the 1492 and CFO's.

Mike


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 Post subject: Re: Favorite UL Reel
PostPosted: Tue Oct 01, 2013 10:02 pm • # 30 
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I have an Orvis Battenkill LA 1, but my favorite is a Lamson LP1 and LP1.5 L, they're rock solid and dependable, mine are over 20 yrs old and look / work like new.. I had an Orvis BBS 1 but sold it.
Mark


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 Post subject: Re: Favorite UL Reel
PostPosted: Fri Oct 04, 2013 9:33 pm • # 31 
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 Post subject: Re: Favorite UL Reel
PostPosted: Sat Oct 05, 2013 8:44 am • # 32 
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Interesting discussion. haven't posted or been around much but the ARI T HART is awesome

For Graphite or Glass the Sage Clicker clone is my favorite primarily because I have a few. For Bamboo the featherlight 200. My son likes number 3

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 Post subject: Re: Favorite UL Reel
PostPosted: Sun Oct 06, 2013 4:27 pm • # 33 
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My favorite UL reel is the Waterworks Purist for several reasons.
1) These reels are very light weight and balance very well with UL rods.
2) Low maintenance and simplicity
3) Overall durability and finish
4) Large arbor (line storage and quicker retrieve ratio)
5) The traditional feel of palming the reel to control the run of the occasional big fish
Another favorite is the Sage 3000 series for many to the same reasons as the Purist.
The Lamson Litespeed ranks right up there with the previous two. The weight being only a small consideration, and the drag system, although a very good drag system, sometimes diminishes the feel of the old tradition one has when palming the outer rim of the reel to control a wild fish.
Another UL reel worthy of consideration is the Danielsson Midge. Its light weight, large arbor, and minimal drag system would appeal to any UL enthussiast. However, its unusual design might require a bit more maintenance than the traditional fly reel and replacement parts might be expensive and difficult to obtain.


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 Post subject: Re: Favorite UL Reel
PostPosted: Wed Oct 23, 2013 1:25 pm • # 34 
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Cabelas Classic UL is also very nice. Once available in Black, now only silver.

Chips


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 Post subject: Re: Favorite UL Reel
PostPosted: Thu Oct 24, 2013 4:03 am • # 35 
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chipsr wrote:
Cabelas Classic UL is also very nice. Once available in Black, now only silver.

Chips
Never heard of it, can't find it...Bass Pro (White River) makes a Classic UL though. ???


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 Post subject: Re: Favorite UL Reel
PostPosted: Mon Oct 28, 2013 5:47 am • # 36 
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Vision GT, CFO 123, Forbes Disc, Kineya 301a, Hardy CC

Love each of them and fish all of them


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 Post subject: Re: Favorite UL Reel
PostPosted: Tue Oct 29, 2013 7:34 pm • # 37 
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I would have to say my Ross Colorado 0, Ross Colorado 1, Orvis CFO 1
These reels fit well on all my rods


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 Post subject: Re: Favorite UL Reel
PostPosted: Tue Sep 25, 2018 11:30 pm • # 38 
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 Post subject: Re: Favorite UL Reel
PostPosted: Thu Oct 11, 2018 6:29 pm • # 39 
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1) Sage Click
2) Redington CT


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 Post subject: Re: Favorite UL Reel
PostPosted: Thu Oct 11, 2018 8:23 pm • # 40 
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My Redington Drifts are nice, but I really like my Wychwood River & Stream. Another very nice contender is the Vosseler.

Larry


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