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post #1 of 24 (permalink) Old 01-23-2015, 02:49 PM Thread Starter
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Reel Suggestions

I'm looking for a new reel to pair with the Echo 10' 6" 3 wt. glass switch I've ordered. I'd like to spend up to $200, and I'd like something that I could also pair with my 5 and 6 wt. single handed rods. I'm open to both new and used reels, and I'm alright with disc or click and pawl. My only real requirement is that the drag not be too terribly loud if I go with a something on the classic side.

What do you think, fellas?
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What weight range, in ounces- not line, are you looking for?

All my light two-handers have a reel in the 7-9 oz., 3 3/4 in. area, which would probably not balance nicely with a 5 or 6 wt. single hander. However, I'm sure a switch could get by with a lighter reel, especially a 3 wt.

I'm guessing others here will have some good suggestions, but for now, mine is to wait until you get the rod in your hands, and take it from there.

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Very quietly St. Aidan. Next question.

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I run a 3 3/4 St. George on my 4116, I would try a 3 3/8 or the St. Aiden. Krump nailed this one.

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Thanks for the suggestions, guys. Once I get the rod I'll check it out with a few reels to see what weight I'm looking for. It would just be a guess for now. The St. Aiden looks great, though, and from the looks of things I might pick one up for around my price range.
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A Marquis 7/SA System 7 perhaps? Should check all the boxes
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A Ross CLA 4 should balance about right with an empty reel weight of 7.6 oz. I've got a couple of lightly used, new condition CLA-4 reels that I've been thinking about selling. PM me if interested.
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I've got a vested interest because I'm selling one but I have a Lamson Velocity Nickle that is near-as-nevermind immaculate (and includes backing) for sale in the Classifieds section...here...which would be perfect.

It's light weight, great workmanship, good silent disc drag, rim control, and beautiful to look at, and it has lots of capacity (just not enough for a 425 skagit head and 150yds of 30lb backing).

Priced so that you'd have enough left over for line.

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I have a Hardy Princess on my rods in that range. Nice balance, light clicker.
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I have a Hardy Princess on my rods in that range. Nice balance, light clicker.
I've been thinking about the Princess. Wondering if I want more weight, but that is definitely on the short list.
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If I was you I would weight until you get the rod. Different people have different preferences on where they hold the grip to balance a rod. What balances for you might not balance the rod for me. What ever you decide let us know what you end up with and let us know what lines you like on that rod.

I have would like to own the 3 wt in glass one day myself.

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A St. Aidan would be too big in my opinion. According to Echo a 5wt single hand line is money for this rod so a LRH or a Princess would be better. I am going to try my LRH on the one I ordered.

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I use a princess on my ACR 1172 2 wt and it is a great match and a great reel
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http://www.lelandfly.com/In-Stock/Re...-8-weight.html

This should meet all your requirements.
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http://www.lelandfly.com/In-Stock/Re...-8-weight.html

This should meet all your requirements.

That looks like a pretty sweet reel and it's not to heavy. I would like to try one of these even though I am not a fan of clicker reels. It could be the one to change my mind.


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