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    Ron 'The Hat' Clay (ACA) Guest

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    I had sent me a Large Arbour fly reel today which I have just inspected. When I opened the box I thought that they had sent me the wrong reel, it looked like a Lamson or an Abel.

    But it was the Vision.

    What a superb bit of engineering for a very small layout. I will be doing an in depth review of these reels shortly, but quite frankly first impressions are very favourable, very favourable indeed.

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    Ron, its a cheap plastic one, may as well use a cotton reel, bout £40,

    Lamson or Abel its not!.
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    I have the salmon version and have had to have the drag repaired already, even though it's still a virgin reel.

    Also, don't drop it otherwise you'll bend the rim and it won't work properly. It's not plastic but cast alloy so very brittle.

    Other than that, they're OK.

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    Ron 'The Hat' Clay (ACA) Guest

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    If it was cast and brittle, I would expect it to break the rim cleanly, not bend it.

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    Seen them myself, not overly impressed but its cheep and practicle. Good beginers reel.

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    Ron 'The Hat' Clay (ACA) Guest

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    Spiders,

    You haven't even seen this reel.

    And fot the money, less that sixty quid with a spare spool, it is brilliant!

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    My Dear Ron, if you like it, thats all that matters, Vision make good reels, I have a XLA.

    Anyway havent you got enough reels, seems a shame to put a cheap reel on your Sage,

    Cheepskate!!![img]/forum/smilies/nerd_smiley.gif[/img]

    PS. Dont come back on here and tell me it's only for winding your flyline on or I will be round your place to brain you.
    Perch and tench record holder, and ACA member for twenty years, and Treasurer of P.A.S.C.

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    Ron 'The Hat' Clay (ACA) Guest

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    I acquired the reel, I didn't buy it!

    I'm certainly not a cheapskate as I acquired my Sage.

    But if there is two things I do not skimp on in flyfishing it is my rod and the line which matches it. The reel however must be light weight and these days have a large arbour. I have had a goodly collection of reels but since my son needs a couple in Oz, I have run low.

    The reel also should be light and have a decent one way disc drag. I do like to play a decent sized trout off the drag.

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    Cannot say ive seen the latest Koma ,they did one a while back loked ok, is it the same one?
    Perch and tench record holder, and ACA member for twenty years, and Treasurer of P.A.S.C.

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    I'd like to know exactly what sensations this sensational reel arouses.
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