Thread: Orvis Mach IV
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Old 10-16-2007, 01:50 PM
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Default Re: Orvis Mach IV

Matt:
My guess would be it won't last your lifetime in regular saltwater use...it might last my remaining lifetime though..either the early or later orvis vortex would however ...that said I use an english mach VI for my permit reel on a 10 wt TCR...because it's very light for its size and big diameter means quick pickup; however, I use it only 10 to 12 days a year and I do not put more than 2.5 lb. of reel drag; the rest is as needed by using in hand drag on the rod...on the flats, large saltwater fish 20 lb plus are fought with the butt of the rod not by adding more reel drag see some of the early articles by Stu Apte and recent articles by Andy Mill...exception is blue water fly fishing then you would more likely be using Tibors or Abels with traditional large cork drags with 4-6 lb reel drag.
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