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nrp5087 01-12-2013 10:42 AM

Reel for Hardy 5wt Deluxe Bamboo Rod?
 
I have recently aquired the above rod and plan to use it however I do not have a reel for it... Any suggestions on the a reel on the market? Should it be a heavier reel to balance the rod or lighter (im new to bamboo rods) etc? Thanks a head of time

FrankB2 01-12-2013 11:20 AM

Re: Reel for Hardy 5wt Deluxe Bamboo Rod?
 
A Hardy reel might be a good choice. I bought a 7' 4wt bamboo rod, and it felt great with an Orvis BBSIII reel. I bought another rod from the same maker, but asked for a 7'6" length (both based on Dockerson tapers). The 6" longer rod felt much more tip heavy with the same reel, so length will be a factor in your decision.

nickj 01-12-2013 11:28 AM

Re: Reel for Hardy 5wt Deluxe Bamboo Rod?
 
Hardy LRH Lightweight is the reel for it.

wt bash 01-12-2013 11:45 AM

Re: Reel for Hardy 5wt Deluxe Bamboo Rod?
 
Hardy LRH or a Perfect, Pflueger 1495 (30's 40's era), Ocean City no36, Ballan Heirloom or Catskill, there's a bunch.

caseywise 01-12-2013 12:07 PM

Re: Reel for Hardy 5wt Deluxe Bamboo Rod?
 
gotta go classic hardy....just gotta;):D

casey

leithel 01-12-2013 03:14 PM

Re: Reel for Hardy 5wt Deluxe Bamboo Rod?
 
I have a Hardy LRH that I'm saving for a Jenkins 7'9" 5wt bamboo rod.
If you have the funds though a Perfect would be well..........perfect.

gt05254 01-12-2013 03:21 PM

Re: Reel for Hardy 5wt Deluxe Bamboo Rod?
 
Just to be contrary, English (that would be Hardy)-made Orvis CFO III. Classic good looks combined with legendary performance. LOL, I should write copy for Orvis.
Gary

nrp5087 01-12-2013 04:11 PM

Re: Reel for Hardy 5wt Deluxe Bamboo Rod?
 
Looking at those prices ill never get to use the rod.... anything that costs less?

gt05254 01-12-2013 04:23 PM

Re: Reel for Hardy 5wt Deluxe Bamboo Rod?
 
Get yourself a little Pflueger Medalist and go fishing!
Gary

leithel 01-12-2013 04:37 PM

Re: Reel for Hardy 5wt Deluxe Bamboo Rod?
 
Well OK......In Ard's absence, I will suggest doing a search for a Martin #63.


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