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Old 08-18-2009, 09:26 PM
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Default Re: small reel?

Agree with the Pflueger Medalist as a "right priced" reel; but it might be too heavy for a 2 wt. rod. If you decide to go that way, then I would purchase the 1492 reel; it weighs 4.2 oz.. Heres's the link:

http://www.pfluegerfishing.com/produ...ducts.php?p=33

The the Hardy Featherweight would be a good choice and if you get it through a British online source, it can be yours, stateside, for under $200.00. Lighter still than the MG-60 is the MG-3; a "tuna can" reel, like the MG-60. It's a vintage reel, but, as stated above, can usually be acquired on ebay for under $50.00. It will certainly hold your line well on a 2 wt. rod.

Another couple of choices; if you like the look of a vintage reel, would be a Young Condex or a Meisselbach Airex. Both very light reels; both with a classic look and both capable of doing more than just holding your line. They can also be sourced on ebay for, usually, less than $50.00.

I have an old Phillipson 7'0" midge rod and I fish it alternating the Hardy Featherweight, the Young Condex and the Meisselbach Airex reels. All work well on that light rod. Lighter still is my Fenwick 535 (5'3" long), which is the lightest rod that I own. I fish it with the Martin MG-3 reel and it balances the rod very nicely.

If your 2 wt. can handle 4.2 oz. reel, then is will be hard to beat a new Medalist 1492. I think they sell new for less than $30.00.
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