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Old 08-04-2009, 04:11 PM
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I am looking for a reel to pair with a 6 wt fly rod up to the $200 price point. The Lamson Konic/Guru reels look intriguing, but my reel experience has been mostly with Ross. Are these good reels for a 6 wt rod? Any other suggestions? Thanks in advance for the help.
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Hi Laurel Fork,

The two that you have picked would be a good choice. You should also look at the Redington Rise reel at $159. Call Todd at 937-434-8472. He is a sponsor of NAFFF and offers free shipping and free set up if you buy line also.

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The Ross CLA or Flyrise are fine, as are Orvis BarStock or Mid Arbor Battenkill for what you're after. Sage's 1650 is another fine one to consider.

One note, I would try these out on the rod its being paired with, as there's alot of weight variance in 6wt reels. The Battenkill Bar Stock is likely the lightest, with the Sage at the other end of the spectrum. Both Lamsons should be in the middle to light end of that spectrum. There will also be considerable difference in backing capacity, if that matters to you.
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I own 3 lamsons(radius reels),1 on a 6wt, and the others for 8and 9wts. The lamsons are great reels IMO, awesome drag systems for all sorts of species. I also have a redington cd on a 4wt which is a nice reel, but I believe your choices for the konic or guru will suit all your needs. I seen the battenkills in action are nice but I personaly would stick with lamsons,just my 2 cents!!!
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