try these guys...great prices on Orvis and can even get you into my personal favs HardyLooking to buy a new fly reel but only want to spend 200 bucks
all I have to say about okuma is they aren't as good as they may look... I've had their top of the line reels.... mostly junkhonestley im just starting out snd dont no much
most important thing to consider is the drag, you will get a good one on a better quality reel. If you are using 8/9 w i am assuming you will be going after larger fish so drag will be the thing to look for. Google the best drag type for the species you will be after and you should pull something that will help you decide.What should I look while buying a new fly reels (LW8-9) ? Any tips?
I got one of those RLS reels 3 years ago; I use it with a WF-8F saltwater line on it; they are surprisingly good quality for the price. I used it down South for redfish & the drag held & was very smooth for a few big runs.Not a 'traditional' name in salmon reels, but I bought a Cabela's RLS fly reel last year and I love it. Quality reel, smooth drag, and not overly expensive. If you're planning on fishing salmon with it, get the model 3 (for 7/8 line). Even better I'm pretty sure they're on sale right now on the Cabela's website. Check out the reviews on it if you want more opinions on the reel.
Whatever you get - good luck.