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SDHflyfisher
06-27-2004, 07:03 PM
i need reel suggestions for a rod i plan on building in sept figured i'd start looking early so i'd have time to save up the rod i am going to build will be a 4 wt and the reel seat is a down locking sliding band reel seat with rosewood insert check my post in the rod building section for a pic

anyway my price range is 150


thanks Sean

sayow
07-02-2004, 09:09 AM
The Hardy ultralight series is worth a look!
Tight lines!
Sayow

BigDave
07-02-2004, 09:32 AM
Agree w/the ultralight

A classic, light click and pawl would make a nice match.

pescaphile
07-02-2004, 02:34 PM
I can't disagree with anyone recommending a gear-and-pawl drag hardy, but my preference would be one of the lightweight series. The Featherweight (2-7/8") is a good match for a #4 rod.

sayow
07-02-2004, 03:42 PM
Pescaphile,
I agree with you also. I have a St. Aiden, great little reel. It's got some "attitude", so any of the lightweights would be nice too. They certainly have a timeless look, and would be a nice accent for any rod.
Tight lines!
Sayow

loco_alto
07-02-2004, 05:27 PM
Orvis CFO III, preferably discontinued from last year - I got mine for $120

sayow
07-03-2004, 07:36 AM
Another lovely, British made reel. 120 dollars??!! Great deal.
Tight lines!
Sayow

SDHflyfisher
07-03-2004, 11:06 AM
i got the original battenkill yesterday for 25% off
so it only costed a little over 70 dollars thanks guys