Quote Originally Posted by sinc View Post
Just bought an Allen Model 1 "Trout." It's a beautiful and light reel. But I'm coming back to fly fishing after a 30-year sabbatical, and this reel seem quite wide. Aesthetically wide doesn't seem as pleasing as narrow. But aesthetics change, and it has been 30 years. Is there some rational reason that a wider reel is desirable?
It's a large arbor reel. You'll notice your line coming off the reel with less coiling, and you'll reel in line quicker because of the large arbor of the spool.