Orvis CFO III no line guard?
I have an early model CFO III that I have a question about. To help date this reel I can tell you that this CFO has rivets that hold the spring pawl, and is the screw back version, the trademark is also missing after the Orvis logo. I believe when purchasing these early model reels you had the choice of having a line guard on the reel for an additional charge. This reel has the pillar where the lineguard would have been mounted. What is the disadvantage when fishing this reel with no line guard attached to the reel? Can these reels be fitted with line guards? Thank you to anyone who can help me out...