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Old 01-18-2009, 12:02 PM
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Default Re: Fly Rod and Reel Balance

Don't buy it mike. Save up for an Orvis BBS or Mid-Arbor.

I think a reel should roughly weigh "in ounces" whatever the rod Line-weight number is.
A 5wt rod balances nicely with a 5 ounce reel.
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Don't buy it mike. Save up for an Orvis BBS or Mid-Arbor.
Check the forums' classified section for a brand new BBS IV.......
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Don't buy it mike. Save up for an Orvis BBS or Mid-Arbor.

I think a reel should roughly weigh "in ounces" whatever the rod Line-weight number is.
A 5wt rod balances nicely with a 5 ounce reel.

I looked at some of the Orvis items The BBS III & IV seem to be in the weight I would like to have 5oz or less. They have a good deal right now, Free Spool with purchase of reel. I did read some reviews and some people complained about issues with the drag being a little to stiff.

The BBS-III is 3.9oz and will take 75yrds of Dacron or 125yrds of Gelspun
The BBS-IV is 4.5oz and will take 150yrds of Dacron

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Old 01-18-2009, 03:09 PM
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I have a BBSIII on a 5wt Fenwick HMX that I use for small Rainbows & Grand River Browns here in Ontario.
It is a great reel & the drag is smooth.
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Don't buy it mike. Save up for an Orvis BBS or Mid-Arbor.
12-13 years ago I traded a new Battenkill 8/9 for a spare spool for my System Two 8/9
I thought I got the best end of the deal.
Maybe the Battenkills are better now, but I tend to think not
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Old 01-18-2009, 05:11 PM
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Default Re: Fly Rod and Reel Balance

Hey Rip..I had a 5wt Sci-Ang & it fell apart on me. Orvis is a Great product.
I'm picking up a Battenkill Mid-Arbor for my sinking line.
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Old 01-18-2009, 05:14 PM
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Also..the Ross Flyrise is a nifty newcomer too!

http://www.rossreels.com/products/fl...-fly-reels.cfm
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Old 01-18-2009, 06:03 PM
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Okuma SLV is the least expensive reel I would dare to recommend.
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I prefer reels made in the US. Not Asia.
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How abut your clothes? or camera or TV?? Why bring Politics into a simple question?
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