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Aaron Laing

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Re: 3 weight nymphing reel
« Reply #15 on: November 18, 2013, 08:28:20 PM »
I so agree with Aaron that a reel on a light weight rod  is just a place to store line but to put a cheap reel on a esn is like putting ketchup on a filet Mignon.  :o

Trust me my ESN has the equivalent of a sauce espagnole with wild chanterelles on it--a 1972 Hardy Flyweight. But for those with champagne tastes on a beer budget something has to give.

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Re: 3 weight nymphing reel
« Reply #16 on: November 18, 2013, 08:38:28 PM »
What reels do u have on your greys nymphing rods Aaron
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Re: 3 weight nymphing reel
« Reply #17 on: November 18, 2013, 08:41:02 PM »
Haha
Love it Aaron.  ;D
Sorry guys. I was not being clear. Big surprise I know.  ::)
I was telling Max what he wanted.
Not what he needed. All he really needs is a spool duct taped to the butt of his rod and the slack held in his hand for 95% of the time.
Fips mouche won't allow if he wants to compete but that is a technicality. 
I am pretty sure Max is getting buy with something right now and am simply encouraging him to save a little longer. Something I am positive he will never regret.
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Re: 3 weight nymphing reel
« Reply #18 on: November 18, 2013, 08:54:03 PM »
Very true vance hope to have a new
One soon as my current one is on its last legs
And is also very very heavy after 4/5 hours of fishing my arms are done
The tug is the drug

Our tradition is that of the first man who sneaked away to the creek when the tribe did not really need fish.  ~Roderick Haig-Brown

I should really give this up, wrapping bits of fluff around a hook for fun just can't be normal!!

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Re: 3 weight nymphing reel
« Reply #19 on: November 18, 2013, 09:12:32 PM »
What reels do u have on your greys nymphing rods Aaron

The same one--I have three plus 2 extra spools. ;)
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Re: 3 weight nymphing reel
« Reply #20 on: November 18, 2013, 09:49:06 PM »
lucky duck
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I should really give this up, wrapping bits of fluff around a hook for fun just can't be normal!!

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Re: 3 weight nymphing reel
« Reply #21 on: November 19, 2013, 08:29:15 AM »
I have been using the Lamson velocity LS1.5 as it is very light with a low gloss finish.  I happened to have a couple of these reels already from several years back and they converted well over to nymphing.

I recently picked up a little Amundson Trend G2 2/4 in Black finish though which I am interested in trying.

The Redington Drift though seems pretty good for the cost.
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Re: 3 weight nymphing reel
« Reply #22 on: November 19, 2013, 03:32:10 PM »
seems like u all got some great ideas thanks all :)
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Re: 3 weight nymphing reel
« Reply #23 on: November 20, 2013, 10:39:27 PM »
I second what Noah says, I'm using the Redington Drift and am quite pleased with it. Small, light, simple, cheap. Not anything to look at or impress anybody with, but at the end of the day, the fish still ends up in the net.

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Re: 3 weight nymphing reel
« Reply #24 on: December 09, 2013, 10:50:21 PM »
I run a Waterworks reel on my 2wt ESN. Super lightweight reel for nymphing.

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Re: 3 weight nymphing reel
« Reply #25 on: December 10, 2013, 07:46:14 AM »
I run a Waterworks reel on my 2wt ESN. Super lightweight reel for nymphing.

Yes, very light reels.  I like that brand.
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Re: 3 weight nymphing reel
« Reply #26 on: December 16, 2013, 09:28:34 AM »
Just had a look at Sage 2200  3/4 a very nice reel,  black and in your price range here in Alberta it is $139. 
Match a Sage with a Sage. 
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Re: 3 weight nymphing reel
« Reply #27 on: January 10, 2014, 11:03:27 AM »
i have a #3 & #4 esn and i believe the most important thing about the reel is the proper balance. when you are high sticken all day, too light a reel  will weare you out if the rod is too tip heavy.i use an able super 4 with bouth rods . i like too feel the tip ever so slightly with most of the weight in my hand. this works for me ,maybe because of my age. hope this helps.

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Re: 3 weight nymphing reel
« Reply #28 on: February 27, 2014, 11:57:11 AM »
Check out Allen fly fishing and their Trout II series OR Fly Fishing Benefactors Snake II or Metoleous (spelling???) series and Colton's CRG series.  Real solid reels at that kind of price point...

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Re: 3 weight nymphing reel
« Reply #29 on: February 28, 2014, 06:07:35 AM »
Max, for your budget look up Grays GR50's rods -  10'  they go for about  149 each!  the next choice would be Snowbee Diamond 2 that sells for about 150. 
Your best bid would be to find a pre-owned  good rod like Sage 99' where you can get quality.Look up Sportsfish UK!
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