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Old 02-02-2011, 09:41 AM
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Richard, the Vision Koma has been a popular reel for some time, and you can get that in a #5/6 or #6/7 for around 60 new with a spare spool.
Try Grommit on here for a good deal.
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Ive got a chicken korma and grxi prefer the korma but both have niggles, found the drag on the grxi to tight when at its lowesrt setting so have loosened the nut inside a touch and put ptfe lube in side its drag and it dosnt like the cold tightens up then, the korma picks up dirt around the frame edge with me and grinds alot, dont drop them they are fragile, but otherwise not bad a reel
Ps add some silicon spray around the rubber spool seal on the main body of the grxi will stop the spools from sticking gaz

If i was to choose i would go for the korma with spare spool , got mine for 59 with spare spool so cant complain to much
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Ive got a chicken korma and grxi prefer the korma but both have niggles, found the drag on the grxi to tight when at its lowesrt setting so have loosened the nut inside a touch and put ptfe lube in side its drag and it dosnt like the cold tightens up then, the korma picks up dirt around the frame edge with me and grinds alot, dont drop them they are fragile, but otherwise not bad a reel
Ps add some silicon spray around the rubber spool seal on the main body of the grxi will stop the spools from sticking gaz

If i was to choose i would go for the korma with spare spool , got mine for 59 with spare spool so cant complain to much
That is the exact same problem I had with the GRXi as well.
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I like the look of the Shakespeare Pflueger Trion reels, has anyone tried one of these?

There is a special offer at John Norris for them.
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trions are excellent, look good, well built and a good price

more of a mid arbour than a true large arbour, but still superb
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I have a GRXi and I too have found the drag system to be, frankly, rubbish? I get on with it OK but I wouldn't buy another - or recommend them.
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I like the look of the Shakespeare Pflueger Trion reels, has anyone tried one of these?

There is a special offer at John Norris for them.
Trions are bomb proof, if a little heavy, Good VFM though.
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I like the look of the Shakespeare Pflueger Trion reels, has anyone tried one of these?

There is a special offer at John Norris for them.

Never let me down and cheap enough to hide in back of car with rod for those just in case moments went out on the road and a fishing opportunity materialises out of the daily grind.

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I really appreciate the help I am getting from the guys on this forum,,,, the internet has some good uses!!


I wonder what people think about a reel,,,

Greys Grxi Fly Reel

When I fished last time, I only used the reel to carry my line along the river bank,,,, but I like the look of this reel,,,,,,,,,
If you can afford it take a look at the Genwair Whisper. Genwair fly fishing equipment incuding Rods, Reels and line
Its not cheap but it comes with a lifetime replacement warranty is as light as a feather and according to them "the drag is good enough to stop a horse" It will also take spool sizes 4/6 and 7/9 on the same reel so its small and light enough for rivers and you can buy the bigger spare spool for stillwater or vise versa.
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Is a loght reel really an advantage?

I remember clearly that my reel was the balance to my rod, and I can imagine a very light reel could actually increase the stress on your wrist etc as your casting??
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