Angler's Lane Combos - Comparison of Fly Reels     Questions?  Call us at 434-385-0200 or email us.  

Lamson Guru

Sage 4200 Series / 6000 series

Bauer RX1

Hatch Finatic 

  • Fully machined from bar stock aluminum
     
  • Signature arm-style element on the frame combines with open spokes to maximize structural strength and minimize weight
     
  • Large arbor design for maximum line capacity and fast retrieval to get fish on reel
     
  • shares identical drag design and components with our most expensive reels
     
  • Saltwater-proof, durable, scratch-resistant, hard-type 2 anodized finish
     
  • Corrosion resistant, low maintenance, stainless-steel fly reel gearing
     
  • Fly reel is easily switched from right to left-hand retrieve
     
  • Easy-to-grab center-line drag knob.
     
 
4200 series for 2 - 10 wt
  • Fully Machined 6061-T6 aluminum, strong and corrosion resistant
  • Features Sage’s SCS Floating Tripod Drag design
  • One revolution drag knob for quick, precise drag settings, and powerful, smooth performance
  • Smooth and reliable sealed carbon disc drag system
  • One-way roller clutch bearing for immediate drag engagement and simple retrieve conversion
6000 series for 11 - 15 wt
  • Sage's SCS Cassette drag design impervious to sand, grit;
    creates a silky smooth resistance while efficiently dissipating heat
  • Innovative quick-change spool mechanism
  • Single rotation drag knob with numbered settings
  • Designed for maximum frame and spool rigidity
  • Ballistic cloth and neoprene reel case
 
 
RX 1, 2, 3 and 4
  • Featherweight
  • Feature improved seals, reduced weight and quicker line retrieval than their RX predecessors
  • Sealed carbon fiber dragV-Arbor spool
  • Lightweight design
  • Designed, manufactured, and handcrafted in Oregon, USA

RX 5, 6 and 7
  • Designed to subdue the power of charging GT’s and jumping tarpon--built for maximum stopping power
  • Designed using race car technology, the drag system incorporates multiple carbon fiber discs, generating more than twice the drag pressure of the previous RX
  • The RX features a stronger structure, improved seals, lighter weight, and quicker line retrieval
  • The new contemporary RX is true high performance elegance
  • Designed, manufactured, and handcrafted in Oregon, USA
 
  • Stacked disc drag mechanism is second to none for smoothness and consistency in retrieve performance
     
  • Rulon and Stainless Steel drag discs combine to enable you to stop large fish, also provide wide operating range of drag settings
     
  • Precision machined 100% aerospace bar stock aluminum and stainless steel construction for maximum strength and corrosion protection
     
  • Completely sealed drag mechanism
     
  • Simple retrieve direction conversion
     
  • Choice of finishes--black--or Silver with choice of internal disc colors
     
  • Tightest drag setting is really tight: useful if you need to break line or reel in a really heavy fish off the bottom of the Ocean.  Caution--set it this tight and you may go in first
     
  • Extremely light reel
Angler's Lane Comments:      

Lamson Guru

Sage 4200 series / 6000 series

Bauer RX

Hatch Finatic

Phenomenal reel for freshwater and most saltwater situations.   Outstanding value. Real workhorse. Lamson makes an excellent reel.

4200 is Lightweight, powerful reel capable of handling most any circumstances in saltwater or freshwater; 6000 series has the power to stop the leviathans. 

Smooth, reliable, stout and consistent. The 1 - 4 emphasize lightweight construction while the 5 - 7 Saltwater weights are strong enough to stop huge SW species like GT and Tarpon.  We have had Bauer since we opened in 1999.

Founded in 2003, Hatch took market by storm few years later.  Favorite among many guides; we use them and love them.  Second to none in performance and consistency.  Excellent stopping power.  If you can swing a Hatch then buy it--you'll love this reel!