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Craigy

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Undecided between the Danielson 8/13 control and the Vossler passion any views would be a great help
 

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I've recently acquired the Vossler Passion, the 9/10 version.It comfortably took 200yds 30lb dacron, 30m floating running line and a 9/10 head of choice.
I like it a lot, but only used it the once as so far this year there's no water and less fish. The Vosler's a quiet reel and I gather the Danielsson is too- that could be an issue?
Now in all honesty it's not a direct comparison because the drags are different, Control's anti reverse, Vossler's a conventional disc drag.
That aside, I know the Danielsson's rep. is outstanding, it's 100% trustworthy, but to me and this is purely personal it looks soulless- he said fastening the flak jacket and putting on the tin hat.
But, that's what makes the world go round, its looks absolute bonzer on my NT8 Guideline.Try as I might, it didn't come with fish alongside it in the box, so my test's not 100% conclusive afraid.
Still, it's sat on the mantle piece next to my Airfix Spitfire! and they both look absolutely outstanding !.
Pedro.
 

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Cheers Rennie that’s part of the problem I’ve got I think the vossler looks stunning but I like the way the control works still think it’s a nice reel though
 

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Danielsson - the reel for 3 generations of your family. Beautiful engineering, great design, utterly reliable, nice price.

I don’t look for ‘soul’ in the reel but rather in the rod, with which we have a much more tactile and spiritual relationship.
 

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I have a fair few Danielsons that i use for trout fishing , the engineering is superb and price wise they are unbeatable , I have one on a salmon rod. I havent caught a Salmon on it yet. But to coin an old Phrase "the bloke on the thick end of the rod is a duffer.." So I cant blame the reel. As for Vossler I have a passion in a smaller size and it does look Gorgeous on a split cane rod. But if I was judging on engineering and performance and betting a salmon in it the Danielssons every time.

O M W
 

Craigy

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Cheers for the feedback guys much appreciated 👍defo leaning towards the Danielson control
 

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I have the Control 7-12 and really like it.

- The weight balances my 12’ rods perfectly. I will get an 8-13 for my 13’6” rods at some point.
- The anti-reverse effectively disengages when winding in.
- I find the dynamic braking useful when playing a fish.
- The reel is built very well and looks the part.

I’m sure the Vossler is also a very good reel. Unfortunately, I have no experience of those reels so cannot offer a comparison.
 

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You should sign up to the "Danielsson Fly Reels" group on Facebook, lots of info from owners and fellow enthusiasts.
 

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Vosseler Passion has a very small reel foot that won't fit all reel seats. I would go for the Danielsson.
Cheers Diarmid
 
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I have way too many Danielsson reels (last count around a dozen !!) and love them all. Superb value and outstanding engineering. I have a couple of the Control reels (largest size) and they take a little getting used to but once you do they are brilliant. Haven't tried a Vosseler reel.
 

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Have had around 10 salmon on the passion this season, the clutch is very easy to adjust whilst playing a fish and all round I really like it.
My only complaint would be the silver outer rim on the spool is easy to dent but then I'm pretty rough with gear fishing pretty awkward spots.
 
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