Re: Reel for Hardy 5wt Deluxe Bamboo Rod?
A Hardy reel might be a good choice. I bought a 7' 4wt bamboo rod, and it felt great with an Orvis BBSIII reel. I bought another rod from the same maker, but asked for a 7'6" length (both based on Dockerson tapers). The 6" longer rod felt much more tip heavy with the same reel, so length will be a factor in your decision.