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    Default What Litespeed size?

    I just picked up a St Croix 8'6" Avid 5wt. I want to put a Lamson Litespeed on it. Should I go with a #2 or 1.5.

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    I have a Helios 5 wt and the 2.0 balances nice. I would try each reel and see which one balances on it best.

    WT

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    Yeah....The 2 size is only a fraction of an ounce heavier, and would be useful
    on 6wt rods as well. I try to get the biggest reel without it looking goofy.

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    I was going to say the 1.5 (as that is what I have) but what is wrong with a Konic?
    Why do you want to put a reel that cost about double what the rod costs on?
    If it were me, the rod and the line are the most important, the reel is just a place to stow the line so to speak.
    A Konic and some Sharkskin....;-)

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    Default Re: What Litespeed size?

    Always err on the big side, #2, more backing and with a 5wt you can go fishing for steelhead or silvers or...........................

    Plenty of room for backing, that is a good thing

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    Maybe with a Steelie, but in the 6 years I have had mine, I have never seen the backing and have landed some bodacious Trout.. ( actually, I just wanted to add bodacious to the sentence LOL)
    But true story. I will agree though the weight isn't an issue, but ones loaded with more backing and line it will be heavier. Not enough that one might notice though.

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    She said "bodacious."

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    Quote Originally Posted by Joni View Post
    I was going to say the 1.5 (as that is what I have) but what is wrong with a Konic?
    Why do you want to put a reel that cost about double what the rod costs on?
    If it were me, the rod and the line are the most important, the reel is just a place to stow the line so to speak.
    A Konic and some Sharkskin....;-)
    Nothing wrong with KONIC but after working for 35 years and putting three kids thru college I think I can spurge a little so that is what I want to do. Same reason I shoot a Copper instead of a Remington these days. I actually put a #2 velocity I have on the rod and it balances very well. Think the #2 Litespeed which is a little lighter will balance ver well. Thanks for all the suggestions.

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    Splurge Indeed! My wife and I finished with our only kid in 2006, and have
    been living it up !

    The Avid is around $250 new, so rod and reel cost nearly the same. A good
    reel is a good reel, regardless of the rod's price. It would be sort of weird
    looking on a Snoopy rod, but the Avid's cosmetics are very nice.

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    Didn't mean anything by the Konic. Same people ;-)
    Just saying that is the way I would go....a suggestion is all.
    Truth be known, I too have a lite speed and no Konic....;-(
    But I will someday....LOL

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