Quote Originally Posted by John Wiegerink View Post
Just remember that all SS reels are created equal. The best/easiest I have ever used and now own are HEWES reels made in England(at least I think they are still made there - CHINA?) Expensive, but worth every penny to me. JohnW
I'll +1 John's comment about Hewes.
I have no-name SS reels that I could not load even after 20 minutes of trying. Problem solved by switching to Hewes.
Yes, Hewes are made in England.

The problems I had were getting the film started on the reel. The cheapo reels like to buckle film instead of starting properly.

Mark Overton