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Old 03-02-2008, 04:17 PM
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Default Reel and Line for ECHO 3wt

Can anyone give me some advice on what would be a good reel and line match for the ECHO 7'6" 3W. This will be for trout on the small streams of NY with mostly dry flies in mind. I would like to spend less than $100 on the reel if possible as I would rather put the money into a good line and misc gear.

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I really like the 2008 Rio Selective Trout II....although you might be able to get their 2007 line the Selective Trout on sale...a great line either way...although the II is a bit expensive at $60+
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Hi 11LAKES,

Welcome to the forum.

I think the Selective Trout II would be a good choice and the DT may be the best choice. The DT would be the best for roll casting and making short cast.

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Default Re: Reel and Line for ECHO 3wt

Thanks for the welcome. I had actually heard that was a good trout line. What about cortland lines? Also, I am really wondering what reel will balance out this rod? Any advice is welcome..


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I use Terenzio Zandri silk lines and learders.

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I found a great machined aluminum, roller bearing reel for less than 60 bucks here.

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It helped make up for what I payed for the lines.

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I caught about 40 fish today on my 3wt with a Ross Cimarron 1 and a WFF SA XPS line. I'd say it did fine.

I really think that line is about perfect for 3wts. Its got a long front taper to present flies delicately, and the short head makes it work like a shooting head if you know how to work it. I was even casting poppers and clousers with mine today.
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