Re: Orvis CFO III no line guard?
Your CFO III has a screw mounted spindle correct? If so it is an early model and this screw should be gently checked for tightness periodicly. If there are not two tapped holes in the line guard pillar it did not come with one which is fine; it is a nice nickle silver touch but not necessary. With or without a line guard anglers should develop the habitual behavior of stripping line forward off the reel never at an angel resulting in line being pulled against he pillar. Further you don't want to modify the reel as that would be inappropriate to its historic character. Enjoy your III with a WF4F and about 85 yds. of #20 backing.