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Thread: Which 5wt reel for Vaal yellows?

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    Quote Originally Posted by C J View Post
    They look nice. I just dont like that plastic looking drag assembly! O ja......Western Accessories selles them for R640. They also sell a reel with will make Herman drip/drool......an Albe Xtreme. They cost around R400 bucks and are constructed 100% from aluminium - I mean the whole reel is aluminium, the only thing in there thats not aluminium is the teflon drag washer. It runs on 2 ball bearings and 1 one-way clutch bearing. Not bad for a Vaal reel.....or an Albe for that matter!
    I cant see the drag assembly that looks plastic? Looks like metal in this pic, maybe we looking at different reels? I'm asking because I would like a budget 8/9wt reel to use in the salt i.e. estuaries (I only fish the salt once, maybe twice a year so not worth me getting a shilton and the likes, even if I could afford it)

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    Quote Originally Posted by delboy View Post
    Erm...so how long have you had your predator for then????

    For 3 days.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Babyson View Post
    I cant see the drag assembly that looks plastic? Looks like metal in this pic, maybe we looking at different reels? I'm asking because I would like a budget 8/9wt reel to use in the salt i.e. estuaries (I only fish the salt once, maybe twice a year so not worth me getting a shilton and the likes, even if I could afford it)

    Rob
    Ja sorry, I also re-checked.....I was looking at an Elbe

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    On talk of Pretator fly reels, note that there is the Pentz Predator that most of us know of but I have also seen another reel in stores that are called Predator Fly reels, I don't think is the same company as the Predator is a LA and the Pentz is not made in LA.
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    Quote Originally Posted by C J View Post
    They look nice. I just dont like that plastic looking drag assembly! O ja......Western Accessories selles them for R640. They also sell a reel with will make Herman drip/drool......an Albe Xtreme. They cost around R400 bucks and are constructed 100% from aluminium - I mean the whole reel is aluminium, the only thing in there thats not aluminium is the teflon drag washer. It runs on 2 ball bearings and 1 one-way clutch bearing. Not bad for a Vaal reel.....or an Albe for that matter!
    Hmmmm, now I'm wondering, does it come in a 7# ?????
    Are they large, small or medium arbour?????

    P.S. Albe is a cricketer ( Morkel )

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    Quote Originally Posted by Herman Jooste View Post
    P.S. Albe is a cricketer ( Morkel )

    Elbe is a brand of fishing eq't. :
    ....Ja Herman. That cricketer is an avid flyfisher as well. Some useless info..........

    About the reel, yup...they make them in a 7/8. Take it this way....if you like the Shimano BioCraft, you'll smaak this reel. They look nearly idetical....not 100%, but nearly.

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    Quote Originally Posted by C J View Post
    ...Ja Herman. That cricketer is an avid flyfisher as well. Some useless info..........

    About the reel, yup...they make them in a 7/8. Take it this way....if you like the Shimano BioCraft, you'll smaak this reel. They look nearly idetical....not 100%, but nearly.
    Thanks Colin,
    AS you know I love my Shimano Ultegra, and a reel for half the price has me intersted, very interested. I can see me paying a visit some time next week.
    At that price I will most likely get a 3/4 ( for future use ) and a 7/8. The mind is ticking like a bomb here,
    It's not in the catching, it's in the learning something new.
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    Thanks for all the advice guys! After much deliberation I ended up buying a Horizon.

    I am sure it will serve me well!!

    Cheers

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    Quote Originally Posted by Gael View Post
    On talk of Pretator fly reels, note that there is the Pentz Predator that most of us know of but I have also seen another reel in stores that are called Predator Fly reels, I don't think is the same company as the Predator is a LA and the Pentz is not made in LA.
    Yup, the pentz predator has no porting and a very simple gold "Predator" label and the weight of the reel i.e. 3-4-5 engraved into it.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Gael View Post
    On talk of Pretator fly reels, note that there is the Pentz Predator that most of us know of but I have also seen another reel in stores that are called Predator Fly reels, I don't think is the same company as the Predator is a LA and the Pentz is not made in LA.

    That is quite correct. Totaly different reel.

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