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  1. #11
    Join Date
    Mar 2008
    Isle of Lewis

    Default Re: Budget end Salmon reel?

    Hello, Ian. I have a Vision Deep 10/11 and think it's good for the money. The drag is the strong point. It has a good range and sensitivity and can be adjusted easily enough during play. I landed a 20 lb+ fish a couple of years back which took a steaming first run 50 m downstream before returning to head-shake and bore deep nearby - a heavy, sullen fight with short bursts of activity. The drag did everything required smoothly and is trustworthy when most needed.
    I think the downside to the Deep is that it picks up scratches to the paintwork rather easily. Even the demo model I handled in the shop was rashed but, given the cost, I decided I would be happy enough with a reel I didn't have to be protective of on the river bank and that's actually rather liberating. It's robust enough to take knocks and bumps and still keep it's shape so in terms of functionality I think it's a respectable bit of kit at the price.

    Good luck with your choice!

  2. #12
    Join Date
    Apr 2014
    West Sussex

    Default Re: Budget end Salmon reel?

    Thanks all. I ordered one of the Airflo cassette reels as I can transfer my various saltwater and piking lines to it as well and found an ex demo one going cheaper than retail. The advice really helped. Thanks.

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