Re: Click reel - Battenkill or Drift?
I don't think you're over thinking it. You're talking about a $100 reel. It's not outrageous but is a significant amount for most of us.
Personally, I think the Orvis clicker will be too light for that rod. I have the older BBS II on my 7'6" CT 2wt and it balances fairly well. The BBS reel is heavier and 762 rod lighter than the combo you are considering. I don't see anyone feeling balanced using that potential combo. I'd go with something heavier and probably heavier than the drift. I use the drift on an 8' 3wt CT. It balances perfectly.