Re: Reel suggestions for 9ft 5wt Hardy Zenith
I've gone Old school with mine, an (hardy built) SA System 6. I like lots of backing an a little extra capacity on my 9 foot rods because I tend to use them on bigger water, bigger fish. Also, I've always like up sizing System or Marquis reels on longer rods.
In a modern reel a UL 5000 DD would be hard to beat and looks damn good on one too. I use this combo a lot at shows for demos.