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Old 07-31-2009, 01:30 PM
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Looking for a reel for a 2 wt... Nothing expensive as I'm not going to be putting anything on the reel (fish) except line. Just looking for a reel that won't make the rod bottom heavy and holds the line... No drag needed...? Any advise?
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Looking for a reel for a 2 wt... Nothing expensive as I'm not going to be putting anything on the reel (fish) except line. Just looking for a reel that won't make the rod bottom heavy and holds the line... No drag needed...? Any advise?
Here are some small reels at various price points.
Orvis Battenkill Bar Stock I
Galvan Standard 2.5
Ross CLA 1
Abel TR Light
Waterworks ULA Purist 1

I'm sure that there are more.

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I bought a Crystal River Cahill for a 7 1/2' 4wt about 5 years ago. It only
weighs 3 oz, and cost $15. They still sell them, but I need something with
more bling lately .
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this littme reel sold by The English specialist fly in England is really nice.
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Hi twospots,

When the Forum Fly Shop comes back on line you should check out his low end Ross reels. I think they would work for you.

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The Flyweight by Hardy Bros. is the lightest reel I've owned. They are very attractive also.
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The Flyweight by Hardy Bros. is the lightest reel I've owned. They are very attractive also.
Ard recommending a Hardy reel...surprising isn't it?
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Ard recommending a Hardy reel...surprising isn't it?
Couldn't help myself Jean Paul, I began using them in 1978 because of their light weight. When I made the move to graphite the heavier reels I owned seemed to do exactly what this thread states; making a rod bottom heavy.

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Hi everyone,

Don't forget that twospots does not want to spend a lot of money. Twospots said: "holds the line... No drag needed..." I think some of the reels mentioned are way above his budget.

Twospots, there is a problem that light weight usually means higher cost. Have you considered a Pflueger Medalist.

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Sorry about that, Pflueger would be good or watch eBay for a Martin MG-60. They are like a Hardy Featherweight and usually go around 20 - 25 dollars.
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