Definatelya must have for a fly reel. These reels are so simple that sometimes we forget that things can go wromg. There are so many fly reel manufacturers out there that provide a lifetime warranty it doesn't make sense to go for onew ith a 1 year anymore. I fish with both Galvan and Bauer reels. The Bauer has a cork drag, and while it feels great most of the time I did forget to oil it over a long extended trip and bits of cork began coming off and the drag just felt grainy...Bauer had it back to me in just over a week and it was as good as new.
If you spend 250-350 for a decent fly reel, make sure it comes with a lifetime warrantee
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I believe most of the fly reel companies carry a lifetime warranty. I know that Bauer, Galvan, Lamson, Redington, Ross, and even the low end Loomis and St. Croix reels have them. So I wouldn't say that's an important factor you have to consider.j_clouse wrote:What companies carry a lifetime warranty on thier reels? Should this be an important factor in my decision on choosing a new reel or am I asking to much out of a reel and it's manufacturer?
Look at other things that make this simple reel more functional such as
drag, start up inertia, etc.
Some reels aren't perfectly round either. And when retrieving
you will notice the spool rubs against the main frame. This is not
acceptable. what are you looking at?
Companies are usually really good about fixing products that break for free under normal wear and tear.