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reel recommendations for a 5wt spey rod

Would appreciate any advice on the size of reel I should be looking to get. Im building a sage one- 5wt 12'6" rod- for trout to be used on some of the larger MT rivers- madison, yellowstone, Missouri

what reel size should I look at? Haven't gotten lines for the rod as of yet- will get a scandal and a squat.

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Hardy Marquis 1. I like a 365 Skandi. It is a bit too light for a Skagit, but if you had to a 390. I also fish that rod and love it
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Sorry last word was suppose to be "SKAGIT" not squat- spell checker works to good sometimes
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I run a Loop Opti Speed Runner on mine. Its narrow and really big in diameter but balances well with the 5126 and nothing in the conventional spey world picks line like that thing. Very fast retrieval. I have also paired my Danielsson 9/13 HD with that rod and its perfect. As always YMMV. Eventualy i would like to have a Loop Classic for that rod.
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Lamson Guru 3.5 on my 5wt switch. Plenty of capacity to go with a Switch Chucker, and it doubles as a bonefish reel.
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I've found the Marquis reel doesnt back off enough for some lighter tippets, the click is a tad to much for 3x-5x. I ran into an Ultralite DD in 7000 and 8000 that work great with tippets for soft hackles. Might suggest looking at reels with a disk drag so you can back off when using the softer tippets
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stick with Hardy...

St John or St Aiden or an SA System 7 Marquis.

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I am running a hatch 7 plus on my 5120-4 VXP. And it doubles as a saltwater reel on my 9wt single hand rod.
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5wt spey reel

Thought of looking at Young or Millards 3.75" ? Good condition examples from the 1960's with tight spindle clearances are reasonable priced. If the paint finish is lacking it is easy to strip and soda blast for prepping, then can re-spray. I like the clicker, which has good range for soft hackles to winter wets. Don't like the handle, I machined up a nice amulite acrylic replacement which fitted on the original stub perfectly. Mine lives on a ACR 1175 and Winston VSL Spey 6/7. Plenty of line capacity for both rods using grip shooter. Old school look and feel for very little outlay!
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Check out the tibor backcountry wide, large arbour one side, classic look on the back plate, smoooooooth drag with just enough pressurr without being over the top.
Holds enough backing plus shooting line and skagit head, good $ to for the quality.
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round. not too heavy. hardy duchess is both.

insta-release not Insta-gram !!

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Something in the 8.5-95oz range.
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I run an old system 2 8/9 and loop multi 6/9 on my 1215. Both work very well.
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I run an old system 2 8/9...
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