Join Date: Oct 2009
Location: St. Bonaventure QC and Salmon River, NY
It is a great reel with a loud outgoing click. You will enjoy using it. I also have the ported model.
It may be a tad light for your B&W 14' 9wt. My reel weighs 9 oz. (255 grams) without any line. With backing, it probably is about 10.5 oz. Also, There may be some trade offs when you install your backing and try to use a 9 wt. line.
My set up is fine with about 120 yards of 30# dacron backing, OPST 35# running line and a SGS scandi (500 grain). The Abel Spey is matched with a Meiser 13' 6/7/8 Highlander Classic and the reel balances the rod quite well.
If I can help with more info, send me a PM.
I hope this helps.
That was not a bad cast. I was just casting to the nearby fish.