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The Texas state record freshwater redfish on fly tackle was taken with a White River Fly Shop® Dogwood Canyon® Fly Reel (12 lbs./ Steve Guzman). Rugged all-metal construction, disc drag, and rimmed, counterbalanced spool rounds out a list of features common to much more expensive reels. Just because you're on a budget, it doesn't mean you have to fish with junk. Whether it's part of your first fly outfit, or a backup reel, the Dogwood Canyon™ will deliver years of smooth, trouble-free performance.
White River Fly Shop® Dogwood Canyon® Disc Drag Fly Reel
This reel is indestructible. Caught numerous peacock bass with it. Drug it across docks, tossed around by baggage handlers, sat in the sun all day, dropped in the water (twice). Good reel.
April 28, 2009
Great For Beginners, and Tough Enough for a Backup
A friend of mine began to give me lessons on fly fishing on a White River Classic Combo. After I got the feel for it, I was hooked. I traveled to my nearest BPS later that week and bought this reel and the matching Dogwood Canyon rod. After returning home, I began to fish our favorite stream and caught 21 Horneyhead chubs and 2 trout that first day! My spinning combo has aways been an attention getter, but this rod is every bit of the same quality I paid for as my favorite spinning combo. The drag works very well, and its very smooth overall. I've tried to baby it, but its nearly impossible all the time, and it's very tough. If you're on the fence of entering the new world of fly fishing, buy this! You won't regret it! I surely don't, even after a year later and after fishing with friends combos that cost 3 times as much, I honestly feel that this rod and reel combo is the same quality as the big boys! Thanks BPS!
April 13, 2009
Great reel for the price....
My wife bought me my first one of these reels about ten years ago. I was so impressed by it that I now own three of them and I am still using my original just like it was bought yesterday.
November 21, 2008
tough built reel
I give this 5 stars for the price in conjunction with it's toughness. My wife bought me this reel on an 8' rod about 8 years ago. I have tossed it in closets, trunks, garages. I have fished with it in the ocean, completely submerging it at times year after year. I fish with it in freshwater, and let me son practice casting with it in the back yard. The only maintenance I have done is running fresh water over it after hauling it out of the ocean. In short, there is no reason this real should be functional, but it is still operating well. This is worth every penny at 29 bucks!!!
July 10, 2008
I bought the white river dc56 combo and it works great.
I had to take the reel apart because the line got stuck underneath, when I took the cap off the top with the two screws a small v shaped piece of metal was loose. It is longer on one side than the other, I assume this holds the spool on. I am not sure there is also a flat curved piece of metal that sits on a raised circle.
This should be listed in the Owner's Manual. If you need one please contact customer service via email: https://basspro.custhelp.com/app/as... or take the reel into one of the Retail Stores and the person at the Fly Fishing Department will help you fix the problem.
if you take the reel of of the body and it looks like somthing is brocken or out of place you muct take the reel in for repair. |I have had this happen to me before and in the end i had to buy a new reel because the part was my problem for breaking it.
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