Originally Posted by rohnan
Thanks FishinDave looks like a solid set up I will definitely put it into consideration. Just a bit worried about 5wt holding up on the lakes and ponds, guess I should have mentioned I tend to go after bass and northern. Although I would like to start checking out the driftless trout fishing in SE MN. Problem I have is 90% of my fishing is before/after work for a few hours since the wife gets bent out of shape about my fishing addiction.
You can bump the rod up to a 6-7 pretty easily, as you wont be needing a reel much backing capacity. W/ a DT 6wt you can probably get 100yds of #20 spectra backing on the allen 2 fly reel.