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: Lightest 8wt Spey Reel?


Skycries57
07-31-2004, 12:22 PM
Was wondering what is the LIGHTEST spey reel out there? Could it be the Lamson Velocity at 8.75 oz?
Considering the lightest reel out there for the Sage 8136-4 Spey.
Thanks!

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mattzoid
07-31-2004, 12:38 PM
Hey Peter,

I was at Kaufmann's yesterday and them guys are always sticking new toys in my hands when I can't even rub two pennys together. But they showed me a Loop 8Twelve. Very lightweight LA reel that would hold line for a 8/9Spey I believe. Right around 160 something.

loco_alto
07-31-2004, 01:08 PM
I don't know if its "the lightest" but I'd go for the Hardy JLH Salmon at 7 3/8 oz. In fact, I own two - one to fish, one to ripen.