Re: 8wt TFO BVK with a Colton Torrent Reel?
I have an 8wt BVK (love it) and I have it matched with a BVK III. At 5.2 ounces + line and backing it balance sthe rod perfectly IMHO. I think any reel in that weight range will work, but the Colton sounds too heavy to me. These new ultra-light weight rods are really nice, but most reels are just too heavy to balance them well. The Hardy DD 8000, the BVK III, the Marryat MR8.5, and others work really well in the $200-$250 price range.
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