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Old 02-19-2013, 06:09 AM
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Default Re: Matching Rod to Reel

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Originally Posted by troutnut4 View Post
I am considering matching an Abel Super 3N with an 8'-6" Hardy Zenith fly rod. Anybody on the forum have any experience with this combo or an opinion to offer. Rod weight is around 2.7 oz. and the reel weighs around 4.2 oz., I am guessing with a 5 WF floating it would weigh over 5 oz. Balanced or not?
If it were me I'd consider the Super 4N. I've fished a 4N on my 486-4 Sage ZXL and my 490 4 Z-Axis. Perfect match IMO.

I agree with DD on the overstated conversations on weight. I've experienced a reel that was too heavy on a short rod - a Solid Back/Solid Spool Abel 0 on a 7'3" 3 wt. It just simply threw the entire thing out of whack. But for the most part, balance has never been an issue for me on any of my rods.

Cheers,
Mike.
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