Re: What reel?
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My train of thought is very similar to those who have answered ahead of me, but I also take into account what species will be sought with the rod purchased.
My first fly rod was a Scott Voyager 9' 5wt & it was recommended by the shop owner to look at a Ross Cimmaron for that rod & that is what I purchased because I knew I would be fishing for trout as well as smallmouth with that rod. (It has a very nice disc drag system & that reel at that time was $130)
You most definitely can spend bookoo bucks if you so desire, but look around. Many of the medium priced reels carry very good/great warranties. Personally even if I had the money I would not spend $600 for a fly reel, why ??
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