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Old 08-19-2014, 07:06 PM
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Default Thin body trout reel?

I picked up one of the new Sage 3200 series reels and have fished it several times. When it was loaded with backing and flyline the reel spool was filled by the fly shop.

In fishing it the fly line tends to bunch up in the middle and jam the reel, which I think is because the reel has a moderately wide body.

I tried cutting off 15' of fly line and that helped a bit but the jamming still occurs from time to time when I am not careful during the retrieve.

So, I am now looking at thinner body reels and am soliciting recommendations.
I like the Orvis CFOs but hesitate to spend over $300 for a reel that I will in all likelihood fall on and ding up some day.

Any recommendations? Thanks
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The Orvis Battenkill is very thin, and is much like the CFO, but only 1/3rd the price, no adjustable drag (at least, not really; click pawl tension can be added or reduced), and not made in USA. I have a size 3 and it's a beautiful, simple, well made piece of equipment.


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Default Re: Thin body trout reel?

My Lamson Speedsters are pretty narrow . . . That's really important to me too.
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Just bought a Sage 4560 on close out as well as a Lamson Speedster and they both fit your description. They push the limit financially compared to what you are looking at spending. If you can find a deal I'd recommend either to combat what you're talking about.

I had a Sage 3200 and ran wf3f on it with maybe 20 yards of backing to avoid this exact scenario
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Definitely the Battenkill! I own a couple of them. They are the perfect minimalist reel...and very well machined.
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Default Re: Thin body trout reel?

Hardy DD reels are about 1" wide. Price is right for a machined reel.
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Just measured the 5000 DD spool inside width 0.875, outside width spool .988 and spool and frame 1.125"
5000DD is $225.00
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I settled on a Hardy 3000 Ultralight. Fished it one time so far and appears to be what I was looking for. Very nice Korean built reel at a nice price.
Thanks for all the input.
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