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PostPosted: Sat Nov 22, 2008 7:59 pm • # 1 
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I was over at Bass Pro Shop tonight checking out gear and talking to the guy in the fly fishing department. I told him I was looking for a very light reel and he recommended I take a look at the Browning Black Canyon reels that they have on clearance. I've seen them but never looked closely--I've found some other Browning merchandise to be a little mediocre, but I checked out the smallest model in the line and came away impressed. It's listed at 2.8 oz and I was comparing it to an Orvis BBS1 at the same time which is a 3.2 oz reel (I own one and love it). The Browning felt like a very smooth lightweight reel. They're regularly $149 but are being cleared out at $99.

It might be worth a look if you're in the market: Browning Black Canyon


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PostPosted: Sat Nov 22, 2008 8:09 pm • # 2 
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Thanks. We may have to look into those, but if they are on clearance, that is depressing...


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PostPosted: Sun Nov 23, 2008 6:57 pm • # 3 
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Andy these are made by the same folks (probably Okuma or some other pacific rim company) that make for BPS, but they're labeled as a Browning Product and sold for more money. Note: they are only marketed at Bass pro shops- which leads one to ask of Browning "are these reeel representative of their identity and overall product line?"
Perhaps the answer is no.


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PostPosted: Sun Nov 23, 2008 7:15 pm • # 4 
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It is still depressing that this lightweight reel is discontinued.


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PostPosted: Sun Nov 23, 2008 7:33 pm • # 5 
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Looks like this reel may have some issues: http://www.talkflyfishing...ion/index.php/t12710.html


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