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Thread: reel for sage 890 ds2

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    i have the new ds2, now for a reel... my dream trip is a month car trip to alaska next summer... how big of fish can i handle with my 890 ds2 and a ross canyon large arbor 4? if wondiering if it will handle the big ones ok?? will it balance correctly at 7.3 oz?... i wouldnt know even if its on the pole at the fly shop untill if fished it for a couple days with line on... thanks dave..

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    i went to the ross shop in helena today, and they had sold the 4 canyon and only had the 5... he said the 5 would do double duty for 8weight and 9 weight with enough backing/drag any nland fish.. so i fell in love with it... ds2 8 weight and the canyon big game 5, what say you all?.. (i have a ross evlolution 3.5 so that carries the light end of this spectrum, i love it on my 7 weight sage ds... ...........dave

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    Shoot steve a PM. He sells Ross

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    South Texas

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    I would think the Canyon 5 would be a little too heavy and the 4 would balance better, but I could be wrong. Remember that just putting the reel on the rod and seeing how they balance doesn't really tell the tale. the weight of the fly line and backing will have an effect as well.

    I'd rather hunt fish than bait deer any day.

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