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Old 07-24-2004, 12:26 PM
FrancisB FrancisB is offline
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Talking Evotec LW 6nine large enough for 8wt lines?


I'm thinking of an Evotec LW 6nine for an 8wt rod set up for steelhead. Is this reel big enough to comfortably handle 8wt lines (I don't expect to overline, but may want that option), or does it feel "cramped".

Would it be more prudent to go with the 8twelve? I fear that this large a reel will affect the balance of the rod I'm planning on using (a Winston BIIx 9'6 8wt).

As a relative newbie to steelheading, (I'm only done trout fishing up to this point), any advice or thoughts are appreciated.

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