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 Post subject: Advertised Reel Weight
PostPosted: Thu Dec 04, 2008 6:31 pm • # 1 
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I snagged a Ross Cimarron 1 reel from Sierra last week, using a combination of discounts to eventually end up paying $71 + shipping. I had fished with a Ross Gunnison on my first 4 wt and loved it, and was excited for the Cimarron, which is a highly rated great looking reel.

I bought it specifically to take a place of reel on my 2 wt Sage, and wanted something 4 oz or less--preferrably less. The Cimarron 1 was listed at 4.0 oz in the spec sheet online which was the high end of my range, but for the price I thought I'd risk it.

Unfortunately the published weight is not correct. I'd like to say that I felt the extra weight right out of the box, but I didn't. I played with the reel for a few minutes and then stuck it on my digital scales. 4.5oz. Not a *huge* descrepancy but quite a bit more than I was willing to deal with, and I don't have another rod right now that needs a reel that size, so it's on its way back to Sierra today. And I have a Lamson Velocity 1 arriving tomorrow. This reel is also listed as 4oz, and I got a killer deal on it too, so I hope this one is closer to is listed weight. If it doesn't work out I might just get another Orvis LA I or BBS I.

I'll report back.


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 Post subject: Advertised Reel Weight
PostPosted: Thu Dec 04, 2008 7:16 pm • # 2 
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Your Lamson will be nice and close to that 4.0 mark!


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 Post subject: Advertised Reel Weight
PostPosted: Thu Dec 04, 2008 7:17 pm • # 3 
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You are a stinker! I went to get one after seeing the thread and they were gone goneImage

Hope you enjoy it! I know I would haveImage


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 Post subject: Advertised Reel Weight
PostPosted: Thu Dec 04, 2008 7:41 pm • # 4 
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SKershaw wrote:
You are a stinker! I went to get one after seeing the thread and they were gone goneImage

Hope you enjoy it! I know I would haveImage

Were you wanting the Cimarron or the Lamson? There is still a Lamson Velocity 1 from the same eBay seller, although the PayPal cashback thing has dropped from 30% to 20%.

PM me if you want the link.

Jerry


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 Post subject: Advertised Reel Weight
PostPosted: Thu Dec 04, 2008 7:45 pm • # 5 
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I wanted the Cimarron. If it weighs too much, I will buy it for half priceImage


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 Post subject: Advertised Reel Weight
PostPosted: Thu Dec 04, 2008 7:59 pm • # 6 
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SKershaw wrote:
I wanted the Cimarron. If it weighs too much, I will buy it for half priceImage

Ah, bummer! I sent it back today. Thought about listing it for sale here, but figured at 4.5 oz it wasn't UL ;-) Just kidding... it seemed like getting a refund was the easiest way to get my money back out of it. Keep your eye on Sierra's site... it'll probably be back up there in a week or two. Image

Sorry!


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 Post subject: Advertised Reel Weight
PostPosted: Fri Dec 05, 2008 12:28 pm • # 7 
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My UPS buddy just dropped off the Lamson Velocity 1. Advertised at 4.0 ounces. Actual weight on my digital scales--3.8 ounces!

This thing is nice!

I'll post a review once I get some line on it and get over to the pond.


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PostPosted: Fri Dec 05, 2008 4:28 pm • # 8 
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Okay, everything Andy has said about the Lamson Velocity is true. Amazing reel. I just spent a few hours on the water with it, and am very very happy. Review to com.Image


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 Post subject: Advertised Reel Weight
PostPosted: Fri Dec 05, 2008 8:19 pm • # 9 
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I have to...I told ya so! That reel is smooth as silk!


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 Post subject: Advertised Reel Weight
PostPosted: Fri Dec 05, 2008 9:07 pm • # 10 
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is this your first Lamson?


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 Post subject: Advertised Reel Weight
PostPosted: Fri Dec 05, 2008 9:19 pm • # 11 
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Jdub, care to share where you got the Lamson? How much? Andy says they are going for a good price, what is it?


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 Post subject: Advertised Reel Weight
PostPosted: Fri Dec 05, 2008 10:27 pm • # 12 
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flyflingerandy1 wrote:
I have to...I told ya so! That reel is smooth as silk!
Yeah, you did, and you were right. It's a great reel and better than another Orvis LA.


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PostPosted: Fri Dec 05, 2008 10:28 pm • # 13 
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pkrotine wrote:
is this your first Lamson?
Yep, first Lamson. I think I'm a convert.


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 Post subject: Advertised Reel Weight
PostPosted: Fri Dec 05, 2008 10:37 pm • # 14 
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SKershaw wrote:
Jdub, care to share where you got the Lamson? How much? Andy says they are going for a good price, what is it?
I got it on eBay a few days ago when they were doing the Microsoft Live 30% cashback on Buy-it-Now's paid using PayPal.

The seller is fishwest. I think the original price was $165 or so, subtract the 30% and it comes out to around $115--free shipping.

I'm hoping the cashback thing goes back up to 30% again so I can get a spare spool :-)

You might be able to find a comparable deal out there--I see a lot of these on sale all over.


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 Post subject: Advertised Reel Weight
PostPosted: Sat Dec 06, 2008 1:17 am • # 15 
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jdub wrote:
pkrotine wrote:
is this your first Lamson?
Yep, first Lamson. I think I'm a convert.


well I will give you the name of my doctor. He's good, but everytime I leave there I have a new lamson and am a few bucks lighter in the pocket.


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 Post subject: Advertised Reel Weight
PostPosted: Sat Dec 06, 2008 8:00 am • # 16 
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MRFC has them for $128 plus shipping. That is one of the best values out there for UL reels!


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