good value fly reel

Mon Jul 25, 2011 1:54 pm

Looking for some advice on a good value reel - am looking at the Okuma Airframe and the Wychwood Truefly (truefly does look a lovely reel)
can anyone comment on either reel and whether they are suitable for swff?
or any alternatives?

Re: good value fly reel

Mon Jul 25, 2011 2:08 pm

This might be available from Southside or Clonanav - will work and last for years! So too will the okuma airframe great workhorse and virtually indestructible, cant help with the truefly - most others WILL fail unless you spend a bit I'm afraid - consider a Danielsson maybe...pricey I know.

Re: good value fly reel

Mon Jul 25, 2011 10:42 pm

Have the airframe for just over two years now nice reel cant fault it ..

Re: good value fly reel

Thu Jul 28, 2011 1:28 pm

Would u recommend a good-value floating and intermediate fly line?

Re: good value fly reel

Thu Jul 28, 2011 6:03 pm

Im all for trying to spend angling money in this country but if you are just starting then visit this link as it is hard to beat ... Lines.html

Re: good value fly reel

Fri Jul 29, 2011 2:21 pm

cheers Jim,
some serious value on that site....
Would the Airflo Delta reel be suitable saltwater reel, seems very good value....

Must try and get my head around some flies now....have an assortment of pike plies in whites, oranges and reds, probably add a few decievers to the collection

Re: good value fly reel

Sat Jul 30, 2011 9:03 am

dont be put off buying Mill ends Ive used them for years now the best quality ones have came from mullarkeys link below as for the delta reel the airframe wins hands down for me..If your looking to start with flies you wont go wrong with surf candys,crazy charlies,flatwings and clousers ... Fly-Lines/

Re: good value fly reel

Tue Aug 09, 2011 1:58 pm

+1 on the mullarkeys mill ends. Have been using them for 15 years now and cannot complain about them - they will outlast any flyline you can buy because you trah it and then just replace with another of the 5 lines you bought for 15 quid.

Re: good value fly reel

Wed Aug 10, 2011 11:01 pm

Airframe, super reel for the money.... ( bought a spare last year just in case...think it will be in its box for a long time) and does the job! :D