What line do you favour with this combo?Lovely bit of kit! I’ve always fancied one of the Danielsson large arbour reels!
This is the pairing I use most of the time! Barclay 72 and a Ross Evo LT. I should probably get a more classically styled reel for it! A Kineya reel to match the Kineya hardware would be nice.
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Just looking at Kineya's website (as you do) and there's a pic of a golden trout. I googled these up and sure enough there were loads of pics of golden trout which looked a lot like these with the band of large dark spots along the lateral line.I’m sure I read 1950’s but I may be wrong, I know they supplement a lot of streams with hatchery fish but they look completely different to the wild ones. They look like kern river rainbows to me with the orange belly.
Godfreys are bench reels based on classical Vom Hofes and Raised pillars. Quite a "raw" feel to them, they really feel like someone carved them out of a block of metal. They have a one screw take down designed by him and nice features such as hand lapped nickel silver bands, but drag, even the touted drum drag of the Paradigm is fairly weak.Just looked at the Kineya website nice reels.
Compering them with Ted Godfrey raised pillar reels or VMH type S handles I prefer the Godfrey's