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    Default Re: Best reel for Winston 8' 4wt tmf ?

    Quote Originally Posted by leithel View Post
    Ard,
    I like the way you think!
    Fred
    Me too! Amazing vintage engineering would definitely work well with a great Winston rod.
    "Whale oil beef hooked !"- Traditional east coast fishermen saying

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    Default Re: Best reel for Winston 8' 4wt tmf ?

    You didn't ask about lines, but I'll throw one out for future consideration. The TMF was described in Winston catalogs of the Tom Morgan era of ownership as a 3 1/2 weight rod. Terenzio Silk Fly lines are available in the half sizes. Contact A.B. Herndon Rod Co. up in Washington and they can order one for you. I have several and they make a lot of difference in the way rods fish. It would be the icing on the cake, so to speak.

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    Default Re: Best reel for Winston 8' 4wt tmf ?

    When I still had my "TMF" Winston 8' wt., I used to pair it with one of the old Scientific Anglers Mastery series in 4/5 weight, as I have spools for each line weight. The SA Mastery reels were British made, and were/are very light in the hand and balanced the rod perfectly.

    Nowadays, you'll have to find a "used" version, as SA hasn't made the Mastery series of reels for a long time. Never did understand the reasons behind dropping that line of reels... Jerry, aka hairwing530

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    Default Re: Best reel for Winston 8' 4wt tmf ?

    my2cents...Been a fan of Winston rods for quite a while - presently use mine with an ATH ARI 1 - perfect match. Suggest that or a Hardy Bougle's Ltd edition (one of the real macoy's)- each will balance well with your rod and each will increase in value over time... Think the Winston Vintage reel is too heavy for that rod. - I have one of those too... I collect reels.

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    CFO III. Purrrrrfect!

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    Default Re: Best reel for Winston 8' 4wt tmf ?

    I have a lightweight 8ft 4wt rod and I use an Orvis BBS II on it. It balances and is fun to use. Its also not too expensive.
    barham

  7. Default Best reel for Winston 8' 4wt tmf ?

    Keep it real-- Abel Trout or Creek, std arbor.

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    I use an Orvis CFO123 reel for this rod -- perfect!

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    Default Re: Best reel for Winston 8' 4wt tmf ?

    Hatch 3 Plus...with green accent color.

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    How would the Abel TR1 work for a Winston GVX 7'6" 3 wt.? Also, would the dark olive color go well with the Winston green or clash? Thanks.

    --Thomas

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