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    Default Orvis deals.

    Trying to decide between an Orvis mid arbor and the barstock reels. Only reason I am exclusively looking at these is because they have a deal now where you get a free spool with it.I was hoping to mainly (80%) fish freshwater around CT with it, but also occasionally saltwater in the LI Sound. Am I being over ambitious? Which one should I get? Are there other options,keeping in mind the extra spool. I have a 5wt rod right now, so thats the line I am using for now.

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    Josh,

    If your rod is a 9 foot 5 weight I would buy either of the reels but go bigger than normal for a five weight. Having a reel that is a 7 wt size on a five weight rod is not a big problem and when you are ready for a seven weight for salt fishing you'll already have a reel.

    Most 5wt reels are a bit on the small side and with a nine foot rod having the line strung up the rod seems a tad tip heavy. A larger reel will balance out the rod just fine and with the extra spool you can go rod shoping.........

    Ard

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    Oh boy..Iwarned my wife it was a slippery slope, flyfishing. Buy rod and reel,upgrade reel,buy bew rod etc etc...lets go for a ride.

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    Josh, That a boy, now you've got it !!!! Welcome to fly fishing. Ard is correct though about the balance and versitility of choosing a larger reel.....

    Best Regards, Boser

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    Cool...I went out and got me a Orvis MA 7-9wt reel....so that means I am gonna catch more fish right?....LOL

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    Default Re: Orvis deals.

    Of course it does,

    Just be sure to fill the spool with plenty of backing with either line. I use a Hardy Princess on one of my six weights and they are a 3.5" reel and I keep an Orvis CFO IV for my 9' 5 wt. I wish it were a CFO V so it would be a little bigger and heavier. Glad to hear you settled on a reel and got a good deal.

    Ard

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    Am late responding here, but from personal experience it would be hard to beat the Orvis BBS with free spool. A great reel, even not considering its great value, and with a free spool, better yet.
    On the whole, I'd rather be in Wyoming . . .
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