I'm feeling the same way (not sure about it), but the more I think about it, the more I'm leaning towards buying it. The fly shop here in Honolulu has 2 of them left and they're only $49.99. Spare spools are $19.99. It feels solid and looks well-machined and the disc drag is something I've been looking for.
I have a Pflueger Trion #1978 7/8 reel and extra spool. First year with it and have fished 15 days or so. So far it has been excellent. Absolutley no problems. The drag system works great however i should qualify that by saying that I have not fought a large fish yet so I can't vouch for it totally yet.
right on...that seems like a good deal. I bought mine on ebay for 120 (incl shipping) and spools are another 70 bucks or so on ebay as well. I think mine retails for around 200 so not too bad. I probably would have chosen something like the summit ( as it is everything I wanted and needed) but I was treating myself after a long school year ;D
Because I bought the reel, the spare cassette, the backing and the Cortland lines, he gave me everything for $150.00 (tax included) and threw in a couple of line keepers (the neoprene thingies that go over the reel so the line doesn't peel off). Basically I got the spare cassette for free, which is still ok with me. I MAY go back and grab a cheap rod, just to get out and chuck some feathers. He said if I wanted to go out fishing, just give him a call. If he wasn't available, he'd hook me up with one of his friends who was going that day.
I may take him up on his offer and go out to do some bonefishing. No licence requirements here to fish saltwater, but there's a fairly big freshwater lake not far from where I'm staying so I might give that a try as well...some monster bass in there!
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