Fly Reel for a 4wt
I just got an unused 4wt, 8-ft St. Croix Avid for panfish (or a decent backup to my 5wt Imperial). I'm looking for an inexpensive reel. I've been eyeballing these:
Bass Pro Hobbs Creek Large Arbor - 39.99
Martin Mountain Brooke Large Arbor - 27.50
I don't want to spend alot of money as I don't have alot of discretionary funds. My thought is that, for panfishing, it just holds the line. If I run into anything that will really give me a battle, I'll handle it the best way I can. As for a backup for the Imperial, in the areas where I fish for trout, the max is usually 5lb rainbows. Haven't hooked into the browns or brookies yet in this particular place.
It's not the heat, it's the stupidity.
What manner of jackassery will I be subjected to today?