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ohiohunter 03-26-2013 12:36 PM

4 wt reel
 
I'm putting together a 4wt rig for small mouth fishing.I all ready have a st.croix rod
Looking for a reel want to spend about $100.

mikel 03-26-2013 12:58 PM

Re: 4 wt reel
 
there are current threads about the BBS reels from orvis on sale...might check that out...

ohiohunter 03-26-2013 01:09 PM

Re: 4 wt reel
 
I think I missed out on that one would have loved a bbs

Guest1 03-26-2013 03:02 PM

Re: 4 wt reel
 
Just out of curiousity, why did you decide on a 4 wt. for Smallies?

shimloom 03-26-2013 03:06 PM

Re: 4 wt reel
 
Check out the Allen site for reel deals! Great stuff for a great price.

Craig

cw76 03-26-2013 03:09 PM

Re: 4 wt reel
 
It sound's like you'll be needing some drag. Good luck:):



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williamhj 03-26-2013 03:54 PM

Re: 4 wt reel
 
Konic x2
Why a 4wt for smallies? x2

I've also liked the reels from The Angler's Roost.

ohiohunter 04-02-2013 10:15 AM

Re: 4 wt reel
 
I wanted to get a 5 wt but fly shop guy talked me into a four weight .I havnt used rod yet do u think I should return it?

noreaster 04-02-2013 10:25 AM

Re: 4 wt reel
 
I have a 4 wt st croix imperial. It's 7"6' so it's great for trout I fish in streams.
I have it paired with the Allen trout II #1
It's great.
How long is your st croix ? It may be light for the larger smallies
Still would be fun though.
Most here would probably suggest a 5 or 6 wt for bass

moucheur2003 04-02-2013 10:27 AM

Re: 4 wt reel
 
Quote:

Originally Posted by ohiohunter (Post 543141)
I wanted to get a 5 at but fly shop guy talked me into a four weight .I havnt used rod yet do u think I should return it?

I use 6-8 weight rods for smallmouths. They can be caught with a 4 weight under the right conditions, but I like a rod that can handle weighted streamers on sink-tip lines and air-resistant poppers.

You don't need a fancy reel or a heavy-duty drag as long as you have a reel with a palming rim. If you're trying to save a few bucks check out the Cabela's Wind River reel -- normally $30, currently on sale for $20!


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