5 out of 5 Stars! “Solid Choice!”
Congratulations to Amory Harris from California! She was our winner of $25 in AvidMax rewards during the week of November 26-Dec 2nd 2018. Thank you very much for reviewing your new Lamson Guru Series II Fly Reel!
“I bought this reel a few months back, and I LOVE it! I upgraded from an entry-level plastic reel, and boy did this feel like nice after that. I’ve fished this with my 5wt reel in lots of different conditions, and it’s never let me down. It’s lightweight enough that my arm doesn’t get too tired holding and casting it all day. The construction seems really solid to me, and I have had 0 issues with it getting mucked up with sand/grit/etc. A quick dunk in the river will take care of any of that. From what I’ve heard, it’s recommended that you give it a little dunk to get rid of any sand or dirt after each use.
The one comment I do have is that when you’re putting your fly line on it, be mindful of the amount of backing you use. I think I used a bit too much, and its a touch difficult to reel fully up when storing. It’s not a huge problem because it doesn’t happen when you’re fishing, only when you’re getting all your fly line on the spool for storage. The excess of fly line gets to be too tall to wind around properly. My boyfriend has the same reel and he’s never had this problem so I think that’s my fault. I just figured it was worth noting.
It’s got a pretty sleek, sexy design too! Overall I’d definitely recommend this reel. It seems like it’s a really great value for what you’re getting… It’s a HUGE upgrade from the beginner reel I started with, and it didn’t totally break the bank. I picture myself using this for years to come.”
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