I opted for the full cage version. I fish primarily the Kenai and Russian rivers in Alaska for Red and Silver salmon. This is the reel you want. The full cage keeps the line where you need it and prevents it from getting stuck between the spool while flip fishing. The drag is amazing there is zero inertia when you first hook a fish, no hard pull for the fish to pop off the hook. It's smooth the entire time and light weight. Drop it in the water? Who cares the drag is sealed! Remix HD 7+
Perfect application for that reel. That frame captures line and makes the reel bombproof.
I have several Lamson reels but I bought this Remix HD recently and have used it for catching sockeye on the Kenai river in Alaska. It has done very well has an excellent drag and is well worth the cost. I will put it to the test later this summer when the silvers start to come in.
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I bought this reel a few months ago for steelhead fishing and couldnt be happier with how it has performed. Steelhead are powerful and unpredictable fish, and the silky smooth drag on the Remix HD is perfect for slowing those powerful runs without being so firm that they can easily pop off with a sudden run. Can't beat this reel if you are after big fish, especially for the price!
The Remix HD is up to the job! Thanks for letting us know its working well for you.
Hard to beat the quality and precision of the drag system. I’ve landed over ten 30” bull trout on this. I cannot recommend enough!
A rock solid dependable reel . I caught steelheads, Coho salmon, King salmon, and Brown Trout with this reel. Put to the test on the world famous Salmon River CNY. The smoothness of the drag is flawless. Without a doubt a truly must have pice of equipment. You won't be disappointed. No buyers remorse. Well spent money 💰. Tight lines and great times!