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Old 05-02-2015, 01:02 AM
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Hey guys,

I'm looking at buying a TFO Finesse 1wt and was wondering if anyone has suggestions in regard to an appropriate reel to suit? Maybe a Ross Flyrise?
Trying to keep the cost down.

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There is a used Lampson LP 1 for 1-3 wt. for $120 at this shop. Second page used gear ,excellent condition .

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See if you can find a Ross Colorado 0 or 1 reel. They are great reels - simple, no nonsense.

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Default Re: Fly Reel for 1wt

Orvis Battenkill I - $99
Bass Pro Classic Ultralight - $99
TFO BK0 -$149
Abel TR Light - $200
RDP1 1/2 wt - $110
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Type Martin MG-3 into eBay, they are about as light as I know of unless you look to a Hardy Flyweight. I had a Flyweight long ago, they are almost too small to be considered a useable reel in my opinion. The MG-3 Martins can get expensive depending on condition and demand so the price may go up. People buy them for exactly the same reason you would be looking at it, they have small light rods and the reels are perfect for them.
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Just my .02 cents ....

When you get that light the reel is a place to store your line .. Period. Find an old Phlug reel, the things are indemonstrable. Choice of words, my choice, you would have to take a hammer to any of them ...

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Default Re: Fly Reel for 1wt

Recently looked at a bunch of reels for a 3wt and found out that the lightest reel really didn't balance the rod out.

I would think that a decent idea would be to have a dealer string up the reel that you are interested in and place it on the rod. See is the reel balances around the front of the grip and go from there.

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Look at magnesium reels such as the Ryobi 255
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Thanks for the replies fellas.....looks like I have some googling to do!
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Recently looked at a bunch of reels for a 3wt and found out that the lightest reel really didn't balance the rod out.

I would think that a decent idea would be to have a dealer string up the reel that you are interested in and place it on the rod. See is the reel balances around the front of the grip and go from there.

Just my .02

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Bob is right on with what he has said. I never know which way to go when answering these questions, do I tell a guy what he ask, or do I tell him what I have found out. I almost always end up with a reel that is larger than what would seem necessary because of what he pointed out. I prefer balance over weight and go for reels that will balance a strung up rod right where he suggested; at the very front of the cork. I do think an MG_# may do the trick and there is one for sale in decent condition on the auction.

Another challenge in answering the 'Which Reel' question is whether or not there are money concerns. I start out pointing to something that will get it done for 75 dollars or less but to be serious one of those tiny Abel Creek reels will work pretty well. Another fine choice for a 3 weight is the Hardy Featherweight and my guess is that it would hit the balance point just about right.

Truth is you can't find the correct reel by google searching unless you have reels that have the same weight as those you are viewing to try out for testing the weight factor.
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