Information about Scientific Anglers System 2 Large Arbor Fly Fishing Reel - 6/7/8wt
Closeouts. Scientific Anglers' System 2 Large Arbor fly fishing reel is a delight to handle. It offers faster retrieves in a lightweight design and features an incredibly smooth single-caliper stainless steel disc drag.
Reviewed by PickyFlyGuy from Pacific NW on Thursday, October 18, 2012
If you are thinking of buying this reel for an 8 weight saltwater set-up, requiring lots of backing, don't. If you are seeking a lightweight reel for a saltwater 6 or 7 weight - great. Also might be a good freshwater fly reel for summer steelhead, e.g., on a lightweight 10' 5 or 6 weight switch or single hand fly rod.
Best Uses: 6 Or 7 Weight Rod Not 8, Back Up Reel For Salt
Cons: Limited backing capacity
Describe Yourself: Avid Fisher
Pros: Fast Line Pickup, LIGHTWEIGHT, Sturdy Construction
Reviewed by Flyfish44 from Victoria, Australia on Monday, August 20, 2012
Would almost rate this reel above the Lamsons for robustness in the spool. It will stand a little more of the rough treatment such as drops. Good Drag that withtands saltwater use on Australian Salmon (Salt Water coastal pelagic) that have as much go as bonefish. Am using 6/7/8 as competition reel with 3 complete reels and 3 spare spools running 6 lines. Very easy to interchange spools quickly. Much quicker that cartridge systems in situations where time matters.
Reviewed by Guide from Steamboat Springs, CO on Wednesday, July 25, 2012
The reel is very well made. I expected it to be smaller in diameter. I will not use it with clients due to size. Best used on 7 or 8 weight, size is a little disproportionate to 6 weight. Overall I am pleased with my purchase.