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Old 10-12-2017, 08:52 AM
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Default What reel for orvis recon 10ft 4wt?

Okay so I just picked up a 10ft 4wt orvis recon rod. All this talk I hear about rod and reel balance has got me confused. I don't live close to any fly shops to put a reel on the rod and see how it feels so I'm open to your alls suggestions on the right reel. Any help would be great!
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Old 10-12-2017, 09:35 AM
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Default Re: What reel for orvis recon 10ft 4wt?

Iím getting ready to buy the 9ft myself so Iím also interested in what people have to say here.


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Default Re: What reel for orvis recon 10ft 4wt?

As a reference, my Hatch Finatic 5 plus with a modest amount of backing and a Mastery WF 3F balances my Orvis H2 10' 3 weight perfectly. You're going to love that rod......

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Old 10-12-2017, 01:43 PM
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Default Re: What reel for orvis recon 10ft 4wt?

Look at the new Orvis Battenkill Disc. Great reel for the money with a mid arbor design


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Default Re: What reel for orvis recon 10ft 4wt?

Go with a bit of an oversized reel. Most long rods need a heavier reel than what is marked. On my 9'6" 5 weight Sage Pulse I use a 7-8 weight reel and it balances great.
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Old 10-12-2017, 06:34 PM
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Default Re: What reel for orvis recon 10ft 4wt?

I recently purchased a 10' 5wt Orvis Recon. I got the new Lamson Guru ll fly reel alone with Rio's Single Hand Spey line for mine. The combination kind of reminds me of one of the ultra light switch rods.
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Default Re: What reel for orvis recon 10ft 4wt?

Thanks everyone for the info! So far from the sound of things a heavier weight reel is the way to go with a longer rod. Keep the suggestions coming!
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Yup go a bit heavier, I use an allen Kraken II on my 10' 4wt, helps balance it tip up for nymphing
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Default Re: What reel for orvis recon 10ft 4wt?

These are three 10', 5wt. rods that I use with the reels I put on them. They are interchangeable:

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Scott "G" Series 10', 5wt. / Tibor Freestone Reel

The Freestone
Weight: 7.5 oz.
Frame Size: 3 1/4” x 1 5/16”
Capacity: 150 yds. 20 lb. micron WF6F
Rod Weights: 5-6-7

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Loomis Streamdance 10', 5wt. / Galvan T-6

T-6 (3.75) .95″ 5.2 6-7 WF-6-F / WF-7-F 150 yd / 125 yd 20 lb

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Winston BIIIX Super 10, 5wt. / Hatch Finatic Gen. 1 4 Plus

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