Re: Reel for my new Sage One 4 wt
"bent a frame while putting line on" the Hardy but is recommending the Lamson? I would look for a different fly shop and preferably one you can go to in person and develop a relationship with. Further, if your BVK#5 is similar to my #6 it will prefer a 1/2 size heavy floating line like RIO Grande rather than the superior tapered Gold. My early production Ultralite DD has seen lots of use including drift boat abuse and looks and performs like new...it was the "Best in Show" new trout reel at the FTD Show 3 years ago.