Re: spare spool vs. whole new reel
For me I am personally a fan of the spare spool theory.
I carry usually a 1,3 & 4wt when I go fish. It is super easy and more cost effective to have 1 reel and spare spools with different wt lines. $125 for a spool vs $265 for a whole reel fits my budget way better
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