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Old 08-13-2004, 02:59 PM
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Given a choice between the two reels that you have mentioned, I would opt for the one that can handle the heavier range of lines. In bass fishing, it's not uncommon to overline the rod (for example, an 8wt line on a 7wt rod) to help loading and casting bigger flies.

Since bass will rarely if ever get onto the reel during a fight, you shouldn't need to drop too much money on a reel. Sophisticated drag systems for these fish are not necessary.
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