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Old 10-03-2011, 12:22 AM
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Default New 8 weight reel

Hey guys I just bought a TFO BVK there other day and am looking for suggestions for a nice reel to pair with it. Im looking to stay between 150 and 200 bucks if I can. And as always thanks for the help in advance!
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i would recommend a lamson guru III-
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That is indeed a fine choice, though a bit above the listed price range. Lamson's Konic is basically just as capable, though a bit uglier and heavier.

I actually would guess the Guru will be a better match, since the BVK is so light.
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Orvis mid-arbor. Great reel; I have several, and you can get them for 159 all the time on the auction site. Recommend the IV for 8 wt.
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Orvis mid-arbor. Great reel; I have several, and you can get them for 159 all the time on the auction site. Recommend the IV for 8 wt.
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I just looked them up on the auction site; there is a Battenkill 5 on sale for $103.00
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and that, boys and girls, is the deal of the day. I have bought from that seller before, and would do so again. Says he has three left, in black. They'll work fine with your 8wt, too. You will never get that quality reel for 100 bucks, new, again.
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I got both my Ross Canyon Big Game reels on ebay for under $200.... The BG4 is perfect for an 8 weight and has a drag that will stop a freight train.
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Default Re: New 8 weight reel

Thank you guys again for the great suggestions, I have a guru on my 5 weight and think I might try one on the 8 weight as well. I will let you all know how it goes when I get a break from the books at Thanksgiving!
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