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Old 06-09-2011, 06:54 AM
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Default Re: have you ever added weight to a fly reel...

I only have experience adding weight to one reel; an old Pflueger 1495. It will take a lot of #3 shot in the center part of the spool; it's actually designed to do that and has an opening in the spool to insert the shot. I use it on an old solid fiberglass rod; which is plenty heavy.

Other that that, I've tried adding weight to reels in other ways (sticky-back lead wound around the spool shaft, plastic-coated metal core line, etc.), but in the end, I usually purchase a reel that works better with the rod. In my opinion, too much messing around with gear usually leads to problems.

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