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03-24-2011, 12:00 PM
Paula or Bryon, I was wondering if LRO carries any click and pawl fly reels? Redington carries them, but I do not see where you sell them. For my taste, just about all of the other disc drag reels are too heavy. Thanks. LRPop

03-24-2011, 08:06 PM
Check out the Abel trout series or the creek series and I believe orvis still carries click and pawl. I am looking at the creek series abel to put on a 3wt sage zxl now.

03-24-2011, 09:24 PM
flyred06, I do not believe that Orvis sells any click and pawl fly reels anymore. They used to, but not any more. Abel reels are way out of my league. I am looking for one under a $ 100.00. Redington sells one for $ 99.00. My first click and pawl fly reel was a Martin Model 60 (tuna can reel) that cost me a whopping $ 1.99 at JC Penney back when they had sporting goods departments. Still have this cheap reel and she stills sings a pretty song. Courtland came out with one, but it is very expensive. I have several others, but you know how it is. You never have enough. Thanks. LRPop (Auburn, Alabama)

03-24-2011, 10:50 PM
Cabela's has some. Here is one:

http://www.bigskyfishing.com/flyfishing-products-detailed/fly-reels.php?productname=Cabelas%20Prestige%20Plus%20 Fly%20Reel

03-24-2011, 11:10 PM
Heavynets, that one is a disc drag reel. Too heavy for my taste. Looking for a simple click and pawl fly reel like they used to make back in the good old days. They never give you any trouble. LRPop (Auburn, Alabama)

03-25-2011, 06:24 AM
Sorry about that. I just did a quick Google search and forwarded one of the findings without reading it. The page contained the words "click and pawl", but had nothing to do with the reel being sold.

Personally, I HATE the sound of any clicker on my reels and have never had trouble with any drag system. I usually only have them engaged enough to prevent freewheeling. My palm does the rest.

03-25-2011, 08:22 AM
Pflueger Medalist. I have one that is about 49 years old. It's on a 49 YO fiberglass South Bend rod. Still fish them for ol' time's sake.

03-25-2011, 09:17 AM
Knothead, yes, I have a Medalist model 1492 (the small one) and I like it alot, but I am looking to upgrade somewhat. Would like to keep it under $ 100.00 if you know what I mean. But, I may purchase another Medalist since my 1492 is so good. They sell for about $ 24.95 from Cabelas. Thanks. LRPop (Auburn, Alabama)

David Knapp
03-25-2011, 12:10 PM
I know you are wanting a click and pawl, but if weight is an issue you should consider the Orvis Battenkill Bar Stock Reels. They are extremely lightweight and still have a good disk drag system...

03-25-2011, 08:52 PM
Look for an old Young or Heddon Imperial125 the Youngs on Ebay are not to expensive while the Heddon's go for about $100.00.

One of the best places to find out information on old reels go to http://www.fiberglassflyrodders.com

03-28-2011, 10:14 PM
Cortland has the new "Retro" click/pawl for a whopping $129, lightweight & seems to be built well.


03-29-2011, 09:51 AM
Orvis still lists the CFO and it is a click and pawl reel. In my opinion I think it is still a very nice reel for anyone looking for a lightweight trout reel.

03-29-2011, 02:32 PM
Redington Drift - $100 most places.
Islander IR 1 - $250
Abel TR 2 - $270
Orvis Click & Pawl CFO III - $395

I say the Redington Drift is a no-brainer. It is fully machined and wonderfully finished. It is very comparable to both the Islander IR1 and Abel TR2 for a lot less cheddar. I haven't handled the Orvis CFO Click & Pawl to compare.

03-29-2011, 05:02 PM
I initially thought the current Orvis CFO's were click and pawl. I now see the only one that is click and pawl is the limited edition. I may be wrong but I thought the older ones were click and pawl.

03-30-2011, 07:32 AM
The older CFO made by Hardy in England was a click/pawl.


04-17-2011, 10:41 PM
See my original message back on 3/24/2011 concerning the click and pawl reels. I was really asking if LRO carried any click and pawl reels or if they could maybe acquire one for me if they did not carry any in the store. My message got highjacked along the way. Thanks for any info...... Jim Jones (LRPop) Auburn, Alabama

04-21-2011, 11:09 AM
ebay cortland crown II usually go used 25-35 dollars had mine for 13 yrs no issues whatsoever.

04-22-2011, 10:30 PM

LRO has this one (http://littleriveroutfitters.com/store/product.php?productid=16341&cat=293&page=1)...black or pewter....a lil' beaut

04-24-2011, 08:26 AM
To everyone that replied, thanks. But, I went ahead and purchased a Medalist 1492 1/2 since I liked the basic, simple design, etc. of it. I already had the 1492 and liked it so well that I guess that the choice became a no-brainer. I know, I know, that it is considered junk by some of the more sophisticated individuals and they would not consider buying foreign made reels from Asia, but I ain't that wealthy. Again, thanks to everyone for their replies. Jim Jones (Auburn)