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    Take your own advice Carl, go fishing!! And enjoy the day too!! Have a great trip to Mexico !! LOL
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    Carl B,

    What is your take on Galvan's Torque lineup for saltwater use?

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    I'm going to take this thread back to the OP's original question...

    There are a lot of reels out there that meet your requirments - typical Florida inshore fishing....

    You don't say where you're located or if there is a local tackle shop/fly fishing shop. If there is, pay them a visit (bring your rod) and explain to them what you are looking for and your budget. They might have a used/demo reel they're willing to get rid of, or another customer may be selling a reel on consignment...

    In addition to the Orvis reels, look at Ross Reels. In particular the Ross CLA 4 (Cimarron Large Arbor). Retail is $250. Ross makes a nice reel. Put a 8wt WF floating line and 20lbs dacron backing and you're in business.

    http://www.rossreels.com/reels/cla.html

    You can also go on line and google <Scientific Anglers Sytem 2 reels>. I use a SA System 2 7/8 reel quite often. It's not as nice as my other 7/8 reel, but the drag is smooth and steady; and will handle any speckled trout, redfish or snook around... You should be able to find a tackle shop selling one on line for around $150.

    http://buy.scientificanglers.com/lim...2-reel-78.html


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    Quote Originally Posted by RCarbon View Post
    Carl B,

    What is your take on Galvan's Torque lineup for saltwater use?
    If it;s not an Abel or Tibor, it ain't worth using in the salt . I'll save Carl the trouble...
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    I guess my Nautilus FW 7/8 is a pos then? Even if it did land a 42" redfish after a 30 min battle and taken into the backing several times.

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    Quote Originally Posted by RCarbon View Post
    Carl B,

    What is your take on Galvan's Torque lineup for saltwater use?
    Mr Rcarbon,

    If your going to buy a Galvan to fish a few times a year, in the salt, Maybe for Sea trout, or Redfish which I think or dogs as far as fighters, I guess it would be OK, If you plan to fish for some real azz kickers, I would step it up a notch and buy a full time saltwater reel, hopefully with a big cork drag and one that is impervious to saltwater. There isn't a fine line with saltwater reels, whereas one works and one doesn't, The heavyduty (better made) saltwater reels will do the job in stride, whereas a lesser reel will not, and if it isn't in tip top shape it will fail. the above is only my 2 cents...you might just have to go through a few lesser reels? to learn, I know I did...good luck

    Carl Blackledge

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    Saltybum,

    I'm really happy you caught a 42 inch redfish, Just about any saltwater fish will take you into your backing if you let it. I don't think that one catch was any kind of a test for any kind of reel. I was in Marathon one year, catching little tarpon and bone fish, we found some redfish and I caught a few (what dogs), of course compared to the bones and poons the reds were a joke...maybe that wasn't a good test either for Redfish? Good luck with your Nautilus

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    Quote Originally Posted by acesover View Post
    If it;s not an Abel or Tibor, it ain't worth using in the salt . I'll save Carl the trouble...
    Your having way too much fun with this

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    Oh Carl your my hero.

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    Quote Originally Posted by LeeH View Post
    Oh Carl your my hero.
    LOL
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