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Default Re: Scientific Angler System 2 reel questions

Back in the day when standard arbor reels were the norm, outside reel diameters were rather small. The classic standard arbor outside diameter for a 5/6 reel measured under three inches. The outside diameter most modern 5/6 large arbor reels ranges from three and a quarter to three and a half inches. Since backing went further toward the spindle, it was common to have more than 100 yards of backing capacity. By today's standards, having more than 100 yards of backing on a 5/6 large arbor reel is considered overkill.

In regards to the specs on the reel, it does not seem heavy. The simple thing is for you to put the reel on the rod and cast it few times. If the rod and reel balance is acceptable to you, you should not have any issues.

Dennis
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