Post by Coastrider on Sept 6, 2015 21:04:43 GMT -8
So when it came time for my saler reels I did my research, looked at all the reels and then had a hard look at my budget. Of all the reels I looked at I ended up with 2 CLA's, one #7 and one #2 with 4 extra spools. I was going to use the #7 on my 13' 8/9 for chinooks on the beach but that plan never worked and the reel moved on. My #2 however has been tested on my 4wt sea run rod. My first catch was a January coho that sure as hell tested me even though it was colored up. I didnt want to loose my first fish, even if it was an old boot Here is a closer look into what I believe is the best all water reel for around the $200 mark.
Heres my #2 on my Batson build up with its first fish, yes.....thats a 9' 4wt! Hows that for a dirty old coho, not what we expect to find fishing in January for cutties
Post by adrock1981 on Sept 17, 2015 20:49:57 GMT -8
I have a Ross CLA 4 for my 7wt beach rod (TFO BVK) and I really like it. The only thing that kind of sucks is this year the drag is acting up (it never loosens all the way off, kind of always on (very lightly, causing no real issues). Its annoying and I am not super excited about having to send it back to have it serviced.