With fishing season coming into full swing here in the Northern Hemisphere I thought it was time for us to chat about fishing equipment>> i.e. especially what your favorite fishing reel and rod might be.
I'm sort of old school in a sense and I"ve clung onto what my favorite uncle taught me when I was a kid. He told me that with Fishing reels like anything else you want a quality unit. Back in the late 60s my Uncle Harry used nothing but D.A.M. Quick German made fishing reels and he got me hooked on them at an early age and I've been loyal to the brand ever since. When I was really young I had a lot of Zebco equipment when it was still made here in the USA. But their quality went downhill in my opinion and over the years I pretty much went to the German made D.A.M. Quick equipment.
About the only deviation I've had from D.A.M. Quick are a couple of American made PENN reels I've played with over the years which are also built very ridgid. But I truly treasure all of my German made D.A.M Quick fishing reels and rods and I don't care to even try anything else at this point.
I have found them to be built with the quality of a Swiss made watch and the durability of a Spyderco knife
But what the heck I don't know everything about fishing equipment and would like to learn more so I would like to know from all you guys and gals here on the Spyderco Forum who love going fishing what your favorite brand of fishing reel is and why? Also I like some of the older D.A.M Quick rods as well. They also made some great fly fishing equipment as well.
OK what's your favorite reel and rod?