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Scientific Anglers System 2 Fly Fishing Reel - Model 78, 7-8wt

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Most Helpful 5-Star Review

Verified Buyer Reviewed by Björn from Oregon on Friday, July 13, 2012
Very nice fly reel
Based on 5 reviews: Overall:
Information about Scientific Anglers System 2 Fly Fishing Reel - Model 78, 7-8wt
Closeouts. Reel in the big one with Scientific Angler's System 2 fly fishing reel, made of polyurethane-coated aluminum alloy in a full frame design for increased durability.
  • Made of durable aluminum alloy
  • Perforated for lighter, easier handling
  • Full frame for durability
  • Counter-balanced spool for vibration-free runs
  • Inexpensive quick-change spools
  • Highly polished heavy-duty stainless steel disc drag
  • Heat- and fade-resistant drag pads
  • Palming rim for added drag pressure
  • CNC-machine finishing process for tight tolerances and smoothness
  • Polyurethane-coated for corrosion and abrasion resistance
  • Low start-up inertia
  • Anodized reel foot adds corrosion resistance
  • Large, flat heavy-duty rubber handle provides a great grip for long, hard fights
  • Tool-less easy-change from right- to left-hand retrieve
  • Ideal for midweight species such as steelhead and bass, as well as bonefish and other smaller saltwater species
  • Made in China
  • Visit our Fly Fishing Guide
Specs about Scientific Anglers System 2 Fly Fishing Reel - Model 78, 7-8wt
  • Line weight: 7, 8
  • Arbor size: Classic
  • Drag type: Disc
  • Line capacity: 240
  • Handle: Composite
  • Retrieve: Left or Right
  • Weight: 7.4 oz.
  • Diameter: 3-1/2"
  • Width: 1"
  • Material: Aluminum
  • Recommended use: Freshwater,Saltwater
  • Made in China
  • Visit our Fly Fishing Guide

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Most Helpful 5-Star Review

Verified Buyer Reviewed by Björn from Oregon on Friday, July 13, 2012
Very nice fly reel
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  • Reviewed by Gofish from Northern,Ca. on Friday, February 28, 2014
    I have used the system 2 reels sense they were introduced over 30 years ago for, steelhead ,trout and bass. According to 3M, the company stopped production of the reel in January 2012. So if you like this reel, get it when you can find them. Fit and finish is not as good as when made in England, but it is still a very good reel. The price at STP can't be beat.
  • Reviewed by MS from NJ on Friday, March 08, 2013
    Rugged full cage reel that will holdup to both heavy fresh water and light salt water use. Not a more modern large arbor reel.
  • Verified Buyer Reviewed by Stanley from South Bend, In on Friday, December 28, 2012
    These reels are known for their durability and often recommended by Steelhead guides in the Great Lakes region.
  • Verified Buyer Reviewed by Björn from Oregon on Friday, July 13, 2012
    Very nice fly reel
    • Best Uses: Fly Fishing
    • Describe Yourself: Avid Fisher
    • Pros: Durable, Easy Casting, Looks Great, Reliable, Smooth Drag System, Smooth Reeling
    • Was this a gift?: No
  • Verified Buyer Reviewed by gofish from Northern,Ca. on Thursday, May 17, 2012
    Before purchace of this reel I purchaced two spare spools, one of the spools would not fit my reel. After a lot of measuring and comparing with other spools,I found the spool drive plate was too thick. It was a quick fix by filing the two engagement pawls on the plate. Even with the new reel the one extra spool still needed a little more repair. . I have used this model reel 20+ years for trout,bass, and steelhead with out any trouble.
    • Best Uses: Fly Fishing
    • Describe Yourself: Avid Fisher
    • Pros: Purchaced as back up reel
    • Was this a gift?: No

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