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krikau27 07-23-2013 12:21 PM

Light fly reel for 6-7wt rods.
 
Hi.

What would you guys think is a light fly reel for 6-7wt rods? Is 170gram considered light?

Kim

mikel 07-23-2013 12:48 PM

Re: Light fly reel for 6-7wt rods.
 
unless my math is bad, that's 6 oz...and that's not light for a 6-7 in my book.

Check out the specs on other reels for comparison and see for yourself.

brookfieldangler 07-23-2013 01:00 PM

Re: Light fly reel for 6-7wt rods.
 
It's sorta heavy but not the worst that's out there. I definitely wouldn't consider it light though

krikau27 07-23-2013 02:20 PM

Re: Light fly reel for 6-7wt rods.
 
What would be light?

Kim

brookfieldangler 07-23-2013 02:56 PM

Re: Light fly reel for 6-7wt rods.
 
4.5 to 5oz would be on the lighter side of things.

With that said, it's a difference of an ounce. I don't think that 1 oz will make or break your fishing day

mikel 07-23-2013 03:12 PM

Re: Light fly reel for 6-7wt rods.
 
the difference in weight, as brookfieldangler pointed out, is not a deal killer nor maker on it's own. It matters in the context whole set up.

What are you trying to figure out? So far you've gotten answers in search of the real question...-Mike

krikau27 07-23-2013 03:45 PM

Re: Light fly reel for 6-7wt rods.
 
Quote:

Originally Posted by brookfieldangler (Post 575312)
4.5 to 5oz would be on the lighter side of things.

With that said, it's a difference of an ounce. I don't think that 1 oz will make or break your fishing day

Thank you very much for breaking it down in understandable pieces :thumbup: :)

Kim

---------- Post added at 02:45 PM ---------- Previous post was at 02:41 PM ----------

Quote:

Originally Posted by mikel (Post 575322)
the difference in weight, as brookfieldangler pointed out, is not a deal killer nor maker on it's own. It matters in the context whole set up.

What are you trying to figure out? So far you've gotten answers in search of the real question...-Mike

I thought it was obvious what I was trying to figure out? I'm unsure about what is considered lightweight for my rods. But brookfieldangler gave a really good answer to my question, so I'm glad. :)

Kim

brookfieldangler 07-23-2013 03:46 PM

Re: Light fly reel for 6-7wt rods.
 
Glad I could help!

mikel 07-23-2013 05:03 PM

Re: Light fly reel for 6-7wt rods.
 
Quote:

Originally Posted by krikau27 (Post 575334)
I thought it was obvious what I was trying to figure out? I'm unsure about what is considered lightweight for my rods. But brookfieldangler gave a really good answer to my question, so I'm glad.

me too....

krikau27 07-23-2013 06:41 PM

Re: Light fly reel for 6-7wt rods.
 
:thumbup:

Kim


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