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jeffnles1
07-23-2008, 03:24 PM
Guys and gals,
Quick question,

There are 2 reels I'm considering:
Ross Rhythm
Orvis Battenkill Large Arbor.

I have a Rhythm #3 on one of my rods and have liked it fine. Never used the Orvis (have a BBS size II and like it fine).

Any ideas of what's the "user noticed" difference between the Ross and the Orvis?

Any preferences and why?

Thanks,
Jeff

Varmitcounty
07-23-2008, 04:23 PM
Jeff,

I have three Orvis Battenkill reels and wouldn't really consider switching to another brand in the same price range. They will handle some abuse and are built to last.

Marc

Stonefly
07-23-2008, 08:22 PM
I have a few of the older Ross reels, and they're good. My impression, and it's just that, is that the current models aren't the equal of the older ones. I have a few BBS and a mid-arbor, and I like them very well.

sb

BuckeyeRick
07-24-2008, 10:36 AM
I use the Orvis Mid-Arbor on my Steelhead rig and the drag is fabulous! It looks like the drag is the same on the Large Arbor.