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    Looking for a reel for a 2 wt... Nothing expensive as I'm not going to be putting anything on the reel (fish) except line. Just looking for a reel that won't make the rod bottom heavy and holds the line... No drag needed...? Any advise?

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    Quote Originally Posted by twospots View Post
    Looking for a reel for a 2 wt... Nothing expensive as I'm not going to be putting anything on the reel (fish) except line. Just looking for a reel that won't make the rod bottom heavy and holds the line... No drag needed...? Any advise?
    Here are some small reels at various price points.
    Orvis Battenkill Bar Stock I
    Galvan Standard 2.5
    Ross CLA 1
    Abel TR Light
    Waterworks ULA Purist 1

    I'm sure that there are more.

    MP

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    I bought a Crystal River Cahill for a 7 1/2' 4wt about 5 years ago. It only
    weighs 3 oz, and cost $15. They still sell them, but I need something with
    more bling lately .

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    http://i85.servimg.com/u/f85/12/25/58/99/c_r_o_27.jpg
    this littme reel sold by The English specialist fly in England is really nice.

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    Hi twospots,

    When the Forum Fly Shop comes back on line you should check out his low end Ross reels. I think they would work for you.

    Frank

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    The Flyweight by Hardy Bros. is the lightest reel I've owned. They are very attractive also.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Hardyreels View Post
    The Flyweight by Hardy Bros. is the lightest reel I've owned. They are very attractive also.
    Ard recommending a Hardy reel...surprising isn't it?

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    Quote Originally Posted by jbbfly View Post
    Ard recommending a Hardy reel...surprising isn't it?
    Couldn't help myself Jean Paul, I began using them in 1978 because of their light weight. When I made the move to graphite the heavier reels I owned seemed to do exactly what this thread states; making a rod bottom heavy.

    By the way I loved the photos from Austria!

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    Hi everyone,

    Don't forget that twospots does not want to spend a lot of money. Twospots said: "holds the line... No drag needed..." I think some of the reels mentioned are way above his budget.

    Twospots, there is a problem that light weight usually means higher cost. Have you considered a Pflueger Medalist.

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    Sorry about that, Pflueger would be good or watch eBay for a Martin MG-60. They are like a Hardy Featherweight and usually go around 20 - 25 dollars.

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