I began flyfishing 30 years ago for bass, and used 7wts for the most part.
It wasn't until 2000 that I began using 4 and 5 wt lines/rods. I bought
standard arbor reels for the lighter line, but never had a problem with
coils using Cortland 444 peach. I switched to large arbors a couple years
ago, but wanted the BBS III reels for lightweight small stream stuff. I was
using 444 line, but spooled the GPX on last week. Both reels have 100 yds
of backing, leaving a 3/16" space when wound full.
Stretching the GPX does straighten the line (unlike the Lazerline), but GPX
comes of my LA reels with zero coiling. In fact, I was fishing with my 5wt
and LA reel (GPX line), and caught a very nice rainbow! This guy was the
Jack Dempsey of trout! Love those fish
! As long as stretching
line doesn't harm it, I guess the BBS reels can stay........