Author Topic: Fly reels  (Read 372 times)

Offline ftwwalleye

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Fly reels
« on: Nov 28, 2018, 11:29 AM »
Howdy,
Anyone else use fly reels for their ice rods? I started a few years ago on my longer noodle rods. Since I fly fish I have an abundance of them I can convert for hard water. Just paired my redington zero on a Mitchell. The zero is one of the lightest on the market and is click and prawl. Likeing this combo feel and should be a good trout rod this winter. Getting too anxious...ha.

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Offline slaburns

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Re: Fly reels
« Reply #1 on: Nov 28, 2018, 02:47 PM »
Yep used em. No problem except hard to fit in rod bag with other rods lol.  So...quit using em.

Offline river_scum

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Re: Fly reels
« Reply #2 on: Nov 28, 2018, 06:01 PM »
used one for a winter couple years ago.  went back to my small bait casters though.
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Offline TennesseeFreeze

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Re: Fly reels
« Reply #3 on: Dec 04, 2018, 12:04 PM »
Wow, I never thought about doing this! Might have to give it a try on a couple of my pike setups. Thanks ftwwalleye. Cool idea.

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Re: Fly reels
« Reply #4 on: Dec 05, 2018, 04:45 AM »
you can use them for tip ups too, if close enough to hear it, or rig a flag/bell.  short piece of PVC or coffee can with stick over the top.

 
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Offline FishDaddy09

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Re: Fly reels
« Reply #5 on: Dec 06, 2018, 10:11 AM »
Check out "small fly reels" on ebay. They have some really nice ones.
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Offline maddogg

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Re: Fly reels
« Reply #6 on: Dec 06, 2018, 10:15 AM »
I tried the fly reels but once I got a reel with free fall I would never go back.

Offline TennesseeFreeze

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Re: Fly reels
« Reply #7 on: Dec 06, 2018, 11:15 AM »
I hear ya maddog. I love my free falls. Click and down it goes. Pretty hard to beat in my book.

 



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