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 Post subject: New, lightweight reel
PostPosted: Tue Jul 10, 2012 9:47 pm 
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Rainbow Trout

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Folks fishing 6-7 foot rods have a tough time finding a lightweight reel, at an affordable price, that really balances those light rods. Not anymore. Check out the new Temple Fork BVK "O" reel. Small, at only 2.1 oz, it is just the reel to match with those short, light rods. Best of all the price is only $149 for a sweet milled and anodized reel that is smooth and looks great. Essentially a "click and pawl " reel but a new design that eliminates the pawls. Check it out....you'll be surprised. Just got two in and they are quite nice.

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 Post subject: Re: New, lightweight reel
PostPosted: Wed Jul 11, 2012 7:56 am 
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Richard wrote:
Essentially a "click and pawl " reel but a new design that eliminates the pawls.

What? No pawls? :shock: Heresy! The joy I feel in ripping line from my ancient TFO 1 when I'm snagged and watching the expression of nearby flshermen convinced that the bend in my 3 wt 7 1/2' Finesse rod is caused by a big brown is priceless. That rapid racheting racket results in rabid responses from the stocker aficionados. I'm sure the BVK '0' is a good match with the small rods.


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 Post subject: Re: New, lightweight reel
PostPosted: Wed Jul 11, 2012 8:16 pm 
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The Cortland Retro click/pawl comes in at $129, another good urn for the lightweight stuff.

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 Post subject: Re: New, lightweight reel
PostPosted: Thu Jul 12, 2012 6:41 am 
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The Cortland Retro is indeed a nice reel and it has been a good seller. Very nicely finished...classic appearance... and priced right. The BVK O is about an ounce lighter...more of a medium arbor and more "modern" appearance. Spool removal is like Lamsons...just push on the spool and it releases, rather than moving a lever or pushing a release.

Both are quite nice.

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