01-02-2017, 07:04 PM
Re: Line weight and reel for vintage rod?
This is a trout rod. I agree with tcorfey on the Sylk or Peach line in 6 WT. I'd say a DT if you're dry fly fishing for trout and a WF if you plan to use it for nymphs or streamer on trout. Check around on ebay... these rarely come up on sale.... but you might get lucky.
As far as a reel..... I would go with a nice blue collar reel. Some suggestions:
- Pflueger Medalist 1495
- Pflueger Gem
- Martin 67A or 62
- Martin LM 5/6
- Martin MG 10
- Shakespeare Russell
Or some English Ideas:
- JW Young Beaudex
- Hardy Marquis
Those in bold I like best. These can all be had with box for $25-$100. Varying condition of course, but hey... they're old(er).
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