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Old 08-19-2014, 05:51 PM
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Default Will a Lamson Guru 2 balance a 5wt Scott A4?

Hey everybody, first post here. A couple weeks ago I went to cast some rods and fell in love with a 9' 5wt Scott A4. I was casting a #5 Rio Gold and it felt quite crisp and accurate. However, I don't know what reel was on the rod- it was just something the shop owner put on all the rods so people can cast them, nothing special. After lots of research, though, I have decided the Lamson Guru 2 seems like a fantastic reel for the money and I love its look and overall feel in hand.

Do I need to rethink the reel to balance out this Scott? If it balances I think it would be a sweet pair, but I just want to make sure it's going to balance nicely before I order anything.

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Hey Logan,
First off, welcome to the forum . Lots of great people to learn from here, they all have helped me out at least once or twice. I have a guru 2 on my redington 5wt and I think it balances fine. It is a light reel, durable and has never given me issues. As far as the A4, you gotta let me know how that rod feels when you get it out on the water! It's a rod I've been eyeballing for a while...among others. Take care!

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I have the Scott A4 905 and fish it with RIO gold and a Guru 1.5. I find it balances nicely about an inch back from the front end of the cork handle.
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Call the shop owner and ask what the reel was.


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I had a lamson velocity on my 905 A3 and it balanced perfectly. The A4 is a little lighter than the A3 and the Guru is heavier than the Velocity. A better fit might be the Ross Evolution LT....then you would have a complete made in CO outfit.
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Default Re: Will a Lamson Guru 2 balance a 5wt Scott A4?

Thanks for the advice guys! This forum is great.

Mark, what Redington is that? It would be interesting to see what the difference in rod weight is.

Franz, I assume that is the balance point with the line strung through the guides? Correct me if I assumed wrong.

Also, how much can I expect a .25 ounce difference in reel weight to change the balance point of the rod? A half inch?

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I like my rod to balance with half the line in the water cause that,s usally where it is, but if I got to use a too heavy a reel to abtain that, I rather put up with a little top heavy rod. Only my opinon.
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The 1.5 will be much better for that rod.
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I have a Lamson Velocity 1.5 on my 905-4 A4. Balanced nicely.
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Old 08-27-2014, 03:28 PM
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Default Re: Will a Lamson Guru 2 balance a 5wt Scott A4?

Thanks for all the help with this, everybody. As it turns out, I found a great deal on a Velocity 2 that I couldn't pass up. I think this will allow me a little more wiggle room as far as adding weight to balance the setup just how I like it.

Now I can't wait to get back to the fly shop to pick up that Scott. I think this is gonna be an awesome set up!

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