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Old 05-23-2004, 06:25 PM
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You be best served by a weight forward floating (designated as WFF on the box) in the line weights of each rod. This means a WF6F for the Fenwick, and a WF5F for the Orvis. The Fenwick is one of the venerable, fiberglass rods. The Fenwick fiberglass rods are still among the nicest casting fiberglass rods ever made. The reason it is slower is because fiberglass is a lot less stiff than graphite.

All you need for a reel is something to hold the line. You don't need the expensive, machined, disc-drag reels. One of the "cheaper" reels with a click drag would be just fine. There are many very serviceable trout rod reels on the market for $50.00 and less.
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