Will hold up to any trout in New York great all around reel from the drag to line retrieval. Looking to put lamsons on all my rods from now on.
Thanks John! Wherever you find trout the Guru S is ready to work.
Ive had the reel on my Hardy 9ft 9in 2wt for 2 yrs now and absolutely love the smooth performance, weight and balance it provides. Easy to clear of debris and strong enough for large Browns and Bows it is a workhorse that looks like a showhorse. 2 thing i like most is my ultra skinny lines don't fall between the spool and reel and any gravel or sand that gets on the line stays out of the gears and clears quickly with a dunk and a swish underwater.
Workhorse and Showhorse! Best of both worlds. Thanks for letting us know!
I've had the guru on my Douglas 5wt rod for a few months now and have fished on a variety of different river, streams, and lakes. I am fully impressed at how smooth the drag is when lowering or upping it, not to mention that it feels like nothing in my hand when casting and walking from pool to pool, plus it looks sweet.
I've had my Guru reel for several years and it's still one of my favorites. It's got a few marks on it now but it still works as smooth as silk!
Trout, smallies, and I have beaten on my Guru 5 and 7 . . . and they continue to operate with unrivaled smoothness and reliability. I'm planning to replace a Ross 3w that has a sticky drag with my third Guru this winter. Do not spend less - and there's no need to spend more.