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Old 10-17-2012, 08:45 PM
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Hi, I am looking for some help on matching a new rod and reel. I have ordered a Scott 8'6" 4wt S4 and need to decide on a reel. I have narrowed it down to a Waterworks ULA SL 2 OR a Hatch 3+. Any advice or opinions would be greatly appreciated. Thanks.
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I'd worry less about how it balances and more on the attributes of the reel. On a single hand rod you almost have to be trying to get one badly out of balance. Look to see which one has the best drag/construction/material and do it that way.

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Default Re: Advice on balancing rod and reel

first of all welcome to the forum
in regards to your rod/reel balance question, i think either of those reels would be a fine choice.
being a lamson guy, i would also suggest looking at the speedster
Lamson Speedster « The Waterworks Lamson
looks like a great reel!

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Thanks for the advise. I sure appreciate it.
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Default Re: Advice on balancing rod and reel

The S4 is a terrific rod, I have the #4 S3 and like the 4 better. It is not a particularly light rod though and, in addition to superior performance, the Hatch 4+ is likely to yield a better ballanced outfit.
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