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Old 04-05-2006, 06:33 PM
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Hey guys, I just got my 3wt 7'6" rod blank to put together and I will need a reel to go on it before long. What do you guys think I should put on it? I have something in mind but want to hear what you would do first. What line to go with it also.
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Hey guys, I just got my 3wt 7'6" rod blank to put together and I will need a reel to go on it before long. What do you guys think I should put on it? I have something in mind but want to hear what you would do first. What line to go with it also.
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Old 04-05-2006, 06:52 PM
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Well, it depends on how much you want to spend.

If I had my choice, I'd get a Galvan OB 1 or OB 2. I just put a new OB 1 on my StreamDance 2wt. It such a sweet and smooth reel.... and they're simply gorgeous!!!

On the other hand, since reels play only a minor role on lightweight rods, I might just get a Stone Creek Voyager at only $42. Good reel with no frills.

That's both ends of the spectrum
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If I had my choice, I'd get a Galvan OB 1 or OB 2.
Yup! Me too! I love the Galvans I have.
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I have a Galvan OB-1 on my Sage SP 386, and personally would use no other reel for it as it seems to give the rod a perfect sense of balance.

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Old 04-06-2006, 06:06 AM
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I use the orvis rocky mtn on my 3 wt and just love it,it's simple no frills and will last a lifetime.
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I tend to agree with the comment :
how much are you willing to spend ?

For me personally, I would buy a simple reel.
With that weight rod you are not going to be
landing 15# steelhead, but small trout or maybe
panfish, so why pay for a disc drag that you
really won't need.

I grew up using a Pflueger 1492. Simple reel &
it does not cost you $100, but more like $30.

It all boils down to personal choice, like most
descisions on fly fishing equipment.


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Alright, I was looking at the Orvis Battenkill BBS. I love the sound of the Galivan reels but they are too pricey for me.I'm looking in the $100 range. Still nothing set in stone yet. What about line?
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Alright, I was looking at the Orvis Battenkill BBS. I love the sound of the Galivan reels but they are too pricey for me.I'm looking in the $100 range. Still nothing set in stone yet. What about line?
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I agree with Curtis,cortland 555 dyna-tip is probally the best 3wt line available,although I also use the orvis wonderline and it is also a great line.
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