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Old 02-19-2009, 09:33 PM
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Default Reel for 7ft 4wt fly rod

I recently purchased a 7ft 4wt fly rod for small stream trout fishing and am looking for recommendations for a matching fly reel. My price ceiling is around $200.
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Old 02-19-2009, 10:43 PM
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Default Re: Reel for 7ft 4wt fly rod

i have an orvis zero gravity 4wt that i paired up with an orvis battenkill large arbor and its perfect. its got a nice smooth drag and a very appealing look. its just about $200 currently. i got mine about 2-3 years ago and it was $50 cheaper. also check out a lamson (waterworks) guru 1.5 i think its a bit cheaper, and how can you go wrong with waterworks
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Old 02-19-2009, 11:06 PM
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Second the BK, but I also like the Lamson Konic.
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Take a look at cortlands current reel,or stirling.
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Default Re: Reel for 7ft 4wt fly rod

Lamson had changed the Velocity. The older models are being sold off on ebay for about $120.00 if you look closely. In my mind that is a good deal.
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Of course on my 4 weights, I use a SPRING CREEK or a CFO...cause they look sooooooo cool.
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I'd simply buy an Orvis BBS III. 3.9oz (weighed on a good digital scale),
and holds line for $129.
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How did I know you were going to say that Frank B LOL
Heay, if it ain't broke don't fix it ...right?!
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I am going to call you FRANK BBS from now on, he, he, he.
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