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Old 06-11-2005, 09:12 PM
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There are 3 different System II reels. The 2, 2LA and 2L. For a 5 wt rod you probably want the 2L unless you expect some seriously long runs. I have a 2L on my 4 wt rod and like it a lot.

The 2 is suitable for midweight and heavyweight rods including saltwater rods. The 2LA is a large arbor midweight reel. (Probably more for the large arbor fad than anything else.) And the 2L is for lightweight rods.
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Old 06-13-2005, 02:46 PM
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I'm looking for a reel for my 5wt rod. Can anyone tell me or have an opinion as to what you think the best most inexpensive machined fly reel there is?


The okuma sierra is a steal at $33 at some online sellers. I had a 7/8 and while its drag was NOT super smooth like a Danielson, it was able to handle 30 pound salmon.

Talking about steals, I picked that reel up on clearance at walmart for $11!!

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