View Poll Results: Which new reel would you pick?

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  • Nautilus NV

    1 8.33%
  • Hatch 5 plus

    1 8.33%
  • Ross F1

    7 58.33%
  • Waterworks/Lamson Vanquish

    2 16.67%
  • Waterworks/Lamson ULA Force SL (Just out)

    1 8.33%
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Thread: Poll: Final 5 for new reel

  1. #1
    Join Date
    Sep 2007

    Default Poll: Final 5 for new reel

    I have narrowed it down to five reels and I wanted to see what you guys have to say.



  2. #2
    Join Date
    Sep 2008
    Andersonville, TN


    I voted for the Ross even though I have not picked up the F1. I have a Ross and think they are a solid reel. There is something about the look of the Nautilus reels that I don't like. They might be the greatest reel of all time but I just don't like the look. Lamson (either) would be my second choice. I don't know anything about the Hatch.

    jasonkelkins at yahoo dot com

  3. #3
    Join Date
    Apr 2009
    SE Tennessee


    If It was me, I'd buy the Ross. However, I suggest you buy all 5 and send me the 4 you don't want.

  4. #4
    Join Date
    Feb 2006
    Tullahoma, TN

    Default Try

    I have two Ross Evolution reels. I also have a Lamson Guru. Both are good reels. I am not familiar with the actual models, but you probably can't go wrong with either of these brands.
    Don Winningham

    I don't live just to fish, but I want to fish just as long as I live.

  5. #5
    Join Date
    Dec 2007
    Southeast Tennessee


    Without a question, the Nautilus is the better reel out of your choices, although I would go with the FW (or FWX as it is called now) and you'll fall under your budget. Ross' were good a few years ago, but are junk, in my opinion, in the past few years. I didn't like the Hatch that I looked at when I bought my last Nautilus. Seemed to pricey for the quality of the reel.


    Just noticed this was for a 5wt. Buy an American made Plfueger Medalist from the 50's or 60's off Ebay or a new Orvis BBS from LRO and save your money.

  6. #6
    Join Date
    Jan 2007


    3M has purchased Ross reels and like so many 3M purchases they dump them ,remaines to be seen.just caution's . i have several ross reels i like such as the canyons and 1st. evo.

  7. #7
    Join Date
    Sep 2007


    Thanks for all your help. I went with the Ross F1. It is SWEEEEET!

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