Originally Posted by Hardyreels
Unless you're in a hurry I would shop eBay for a vintage / mint condition CFO IV. I use one on an old 9' PM-10 and it's a beautiful thing. The new rod you have will be a little lighter than my old one and this is good. My PM-10 is still a little tip heavy once you string the line up. With the lighter shaft on yours the CFO IV should be about perfect. If you choose to go with the Hardy look to the LRH lightweight rather than the Feather. It is a good match to 9' 5 weights.
Thanks for your input Ard. How often does the CFO IV show up on eBay? I'm also unclear about vintage vs. non vintage, are all CFO IV considered vintage because they're discontinued? Or only the ones made in England a certain year are vintage? Found this on eBay :Made in England Orvis Barstock CFO IV Fly Reel - eBay (item 110725706748 end time Aug-13-11 07:57:39 PDT)
is this one of them?
Thanks, again for your help.