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Michal Wiacek



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PostPosted: Wed Jan 06, 2010 11:11 pm    Post subject: Bromanodell beta reel, any user on forum? Reply with quote
Hi
Could anybody help me with that reel? I love Scandinavian design ideas and the thing is tempting. Did anybody experienced those reels?
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PostPosted: Fri Jan 08, 2010 1:58 pm    Post subject: Re: Bromanodell beta reel, any user on forum? Reply with quote
Michal Wiacek wrote:
Could anybody help me with that reel?


Help in what way?

I haven't tried the reels, but they look quite nice. My guess is that they are expensive, but I can't find prices anywhere.

None of the distributors on BromannoDell's home page have the reels listed.

You may want to try contacting B&D directly.

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PostPosted: Fri Jan 08, 2010 4:17 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote
Hi Martin
I know UK retailer(the reel you saw on the BD website has different design-2006) an price 150 pounds. It looks nice but many things(e.g. A.Jolie Laughing ) do on the internet. I meant if there is someone who uses beta reel and can advise me if they suits my needs. I got no answer from BD to my e-mail. If you want to take look there is on-line shop.
http://www.fly-fishing-tackle.co.uk/acatalog/bromanodell_flyfishing.html
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I don't forget the report from Mongolia and I'll try to finish it this weekend
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PostPosted: Sun Jan 10, 2010 12:35 am    Post subject: Reply with quote
Michal,

I guessed that was what you meant!

I have seen a DVD with the people behind BromannoDell, and they ARE real people, but it sure is annoying when operations like this do not return your emails.

The brand is really rare. I have never seen the products in any shops - on or offline.

Personally I'd go for something well known and proven. My current personal favorite bang-for-the-buck reel is my Okuma Helios, which can be had for about 150 US$ - a steal if you ask me. This is a real quality reel, nice to look at and very well made.

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PostPosted: Sun Jan 10, 2010 6:35 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote
Hi Martin!
I'll check the helios option. Thank you. I'm looking for a reel that would serve me well in my trip to NZ. And survive raibow trout on the run. I just got the message from someone in Taupo that trout emptied his reel in seconds including backing. I don't want to see nuts and bolts flying around while hooking a fish of life.
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PostPosted: Mon Jan 11, 2010 12:02 am    Post subject: Reply with quote
Michal,

The Helios will do well. I have used it for my sea trout fishing, for pike and for Pacific salmon, never maintained it other than an occasional rinse and the brake and the reel as a whole still works like a charm.

This is a very well constructed reel. May seem "ordinary" and a bit boring, but it easily matches the best reels I have tried.

I have seen it in three sizes, and the largest one holds 150 yards of backing. It will take a brutal rainbow to empty that!

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PostPosted: Mon Jan 11, 2010 1:23 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote
There are many reviews on-line recommending the reel but I cannot fing the retailer in UK or even i Europe.
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PostPosted: Tue Jan 12, 2010 4:01 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote
Michal,

You can find the reel several places online.

A Google search gave me the following and many more:

http://www.wmac.co.uk/index.php?main_page=product_info&products_id=2223

http://www.nailorsfishing.co.uk/Game-Fishing/Fly-Reels/Okuma/C5-44-399-1-0.htm

http://www.summerlands.co.uk/product.php?xProd=21548

http://shop.ebay.co.uk/i.html?_nkw=okuma+helios&_sacat=0&_trksid=p3286.m270.l1313&_odkw=okuma&_osacat=0

Hope this helps

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PostPosted: Wed Jan 13, 2010 1:43 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote
Just on time! Shocked ! I went for vision koma but just managed to cancel an order. I wish I was as good angler as you are reel hunter Smile . Which model you recommend for WF6F+100 meters 20lb backing? I need to say I was misled many times about reel capacity by on-line info. Sometimes is just enough space. Thank you for all you help!
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PostPosted: Wed Jan 13, 2010 10:48 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote
Michal,

Vision Koma is also a fine reel, but I honestly think the Okuma is way better.

Mine is rated for a 7 weight line and is quite large, but very nice and light.
There's a 5/6 and a 7/8 model. The capacity is as promised. The 5/6 model holds a 6wt + 50 meters of backing, so I'd think the 7/8 will be good for you.

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PostPosted: Thu Jan 14, 2010 1:35 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote
Thank you once again
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