Originally Posted by moucheur2003
Helios is a very light rod. The Abel or Hatch may be too heavy to balance it well. Hardy Ultralite DD or TFO BVK might be worth a look, if you don't like the Orvis offerings.
He has a point. I have a 3+ finatic on my 5wt Helios, and a 5+ on my 7wt helios and may most likely get a 4+ to go on my 6wt (possibly an H2).
Those are large arbor spools so I lose some in backing capacity (dacron not gel spun) but it doesn't much matter for the trout around here.
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BEFORE you buy anything, take what you read on this thread and then read this post about saltwater reels. The Hatch finatic series was second to only the Hardy Fortuna.
I don't fish saltwater (yet), but will probably stick with Hatch.