Re: Newbie reel question
I tended to sweat the small stuff, especially when I was off the water with plenty of time and resources (internet) to pain over matching OZ to OZ reel and rod selection.
Case in point. I bought a new rod and didn't have the reel yet (a 4,5,6, line wt reel). I slapped a 6wt line on a 5,6,7 reel.
Yes it was a little large and heavy but you forget about all of that when you're fishing.
When the reel finally came and I set it up with the 6wt line it felt better with the actual reel I intended for it—I was lawn casting at that point.
Again, get out there and have fun.