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    hi there i was just wondering if anyone could tell me if i bought a reel with a line rateing of 6/7 or 7/8 can i put a 5 or 6 weight line on it or not

    wilky

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    Wilky,

    Actually, almost any line on any reel will work unless you go to extremes. By extremes, a 9wt DT on a 3wt reel may not fit. Always load enough backing to ensure a nice full spool when your line is loaded.

    Personally I like a larger reel than is called for on all but my tiniest rods.

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    thanks i wasnt sure but i was hopeing that was the case as i was wanting a larger reel than was needed just incase

    thans again wilky

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    Quote Originally Posted by Hardyreels View Post
    Wilky,

    Actually, almost any line on any reel will work unless you go to extremes. By extremes, a 9wt DT on a 3wt reel may not fit. Always load enough backing to ensure a nice full spool when your line is loaded.

    Personally I like a larger reel than is called for on all but my tiniest rods.

    Ard
    Like Ard said. Larger is always better for a reel, particularly if larger doesn't necessarily mean heavier (as with Orvis BBS reels). The concept of reel-rod balance is over-rated. While it's a nice mental concept, if you consider that in use a varying amount of line will be out (meaning that the weight of the reel will vary by that much line out), it will be seen that a perfect rod-reel balance will only occur with a fully-wound reel, not a very useful concept.
    On the whole, I'd rather be in Wyoming . . .
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