Originally Posted by wtex50
for the money...it would be hard to beat the machined Battenkill from Orvis. For about $100 it is extremely light, very durable. and has a beautiful traditional look...
That is a cinch, for $89 you can get a machined AND Large Arbor 5 weight from *****creek. Orvis charges about 1.5 times the amount for a large arbor than they do for a medium arbor, and the battenkill is a medium arbor.
She might also want to check out elkhorn, they have preety girly colored reels designed by char bloom