Hello, I'm not going to do a 9wt in the reel. The one that I had made that was larger than the 7/8 wt just wont hold that much backing. I do have a 7/9 wt in my Trout Series www.allenflyfishing.com/trout.html
Its a large arbor reel with some highlights from the XL and the Alpha Series.
Hope this helps