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    Hello everyone,

    I'm new to fly fishing, and I am unsure what size reel I should get for my 9/8 rod. Can anyone help me with this? Thanks!

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    Default Re: need help for what size reel i should get

    I might be assuming you mean 9 foot 8 weight for 9/8. Or do you mean 9 or 8 weight? Anyways the answer will be the same. Most modern large arbor reels for 8 and 9 weights will have outside diameters anywhere between 3 3/4" to 4". For capacity, they will hold around 175 to 200 yards of 30 pound backing (up to 250 yards for a 9 weight).

    Examples are:
    Ross Momentum 4 and 5 (err towards the 4 for an 8 weight, err towards the 5 for a 9 weight)
    Galvan Torque 8
    Abel Super 8 LA and 9 LA
    Bauer Rogue 4 and 5 (err towards the 4 for an 8 weight, err towards the 5 for a 9 weight)

    There are a lot of good reels on the market. These are just a few.

    MP

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    i just picked up an okuma Integrity 8/9a used it today, liked it a lot. it can hold up to 130 yards of 20lb line. runs for about 70bucks

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    I would recommend a pflueger medalist 1495 1/2. Say what you will but its probably the oldest reel still in production and has a track record that speaks for its self. That reel has probably landed more big fish than all of its competitors combined!
    The best laid plans of mice and men...

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    thanks! i decided to get a voyager 7/8/9. anyone use it before? it felt great when i was casting on my driveway

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    Default Re: need help for what size reel i should get

    Hey Bruce, welcome to the site.

    I don't have any experience with Voyager reels, but good luck with it.

    mark
    Mark

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