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    I am looking for options for a 4wt 9ft Sage One
    I have a Reddingtont Drift on a 3wt that I have and love the sound.

    What are other reels of this type out there that would make a good companion to the Sage?



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    Aug 2012
    Presque Isle, Maine

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    Able creek is a nice reel

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    Ben Lomond, Ca
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    Orvis CFO III

    Produced in England to the same specifications and using the same tooling as the original CFO, these Limited-Edition classic CFO fly reels are magnificent pieces of fly-fishing history sure to be future heirlooms. First offered in the Orvis catalog in 1972, the CFO quickly became an iconic reel in the fly-fishing community, thanks to its unrivaled sound and unique, timeless appearance. Manufactured in England for the next two decades, the Hardy-made CFOs developed a devoted following over the years that continues to this day. As a respectful nod to the past, a limited, individually numbered supply of these spring-and-pawl reels will be made. Each is a replica of the riveted 1972 model with subtle updates such as a gray anodized finish. This classic fly reel comes in a soft leather reel case and commemorative box. Weighs 3.3 oz.

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    I do love my CFO's which click (check) due to having spring loaded pawls; no ONE is a candidate for low performance reels, however. Where and how will you be fishing your new #4 ONE?

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    Southern NH

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    I use either a Lamson LP1 or an Abel TR-1 on my Sage ONE 4 wt.

    Both balance the 8' 6" version perfectly.

    The other one I've used recently is the Sage 2030, but it's slightly heavy.
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    Northern California
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    I am fishing Abel Creeks in my Z-Axis and ZXL rods. The Creek 2 large arbor models should be fine.

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    South Florida & the White Mountains of New Hampshire

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    I am very pleased with my Hardy cc3000 on my 3 & 4 wt. rods.
    A smooth running work of art.
    Hardly any drag, but at those weights that's fine.

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    sycamore, illinois
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    the hardy ultralight cc reels would be a great choice.
    i have a 3000 and it is indeed a fine reel.
    very smooth click and the machining is very tight

    and imo, good looking reels as well.



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    Thanks for the info- much appreciated.

    This will be my go to rod for the creeks and rivers around me. Smallmouth, chubs, panfish and carp mostly with some trout as I am only 2.5 hrs from stifles region in wi.
    I will be by local orvis tommarow and will check out the CFO III
    I am also going to check out the Hardy and the Abel.

    ---------- Post added at 09:31 PM ---------- Previous post was at 09:29 PM ----------

    Drift less area of Wi , not stifles - still unable to work my phone.

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    Towson, Maryland

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    Planning to purchase an Orvis Battenkill II click and pawl for my wife... any feedback on these?

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