Many anglers are now carrying half a dozen or more types of line with them when they
go fishing and the price of a spare spool for a reel can now be a major factor when
deciding on which reel to buy. The Orvis Rock Mountain solves this problem. The reel
itself retails at under £40 and spare spools can be bought for £6.99 which allows
you to carry a full assortment of spools for less than the price of some reels. It
simply isn't economically viable to carry 6 spare spools which cost £200 each and
this will limit many anglers, especially those on reservoirs who use a wide variety
of lines throughout the season.
The reels are British made and constructed with cast-aluminium making them lightweight
and suitable for situations where the angler is casting all day.
The Orvis Rocky Mountain Reel is a cartridge based system which means the spare spools
sit between two parts of the reel. This reduces the cost of the cartridge spools
as they have no working parts and are only plastic, however this does not compromise
the strength of the spool - I am yet to hear of any spools breaking or being damaged
whilst in use. Spools can be changed over in less than a minute and without any hassle.
It is easy to label the spools with a marker pen on the inside to record what line
is stored on the spool.