Classic Reel for a 6wt DC Switch
This year I entered the world of switch rods with a 6wt Deer Creek which I absolutely love. I currently have a Ross CLA4 on the rod which balances the rod fantasticly and performs admirably, no complaints there. However, I have a hankering to give one of these classic clickity-clackity reels a shot. Not looking to spend a fortune on a perfect, just a reasonable 3-3/4"ish starter classic, JW Young, lower range Hardy, or similar somewhere $100-$200.
Most of the time this rod will be used for schoolie stripers and shad in the Potomac but I also want to take it up to the Salmon/Oswego area. I realize it will be light on Altmar winter steel but I'd like to give it a shot never-the-less. I've read a bit about the differing checks in the older models so I thought I'd leave it to a few experts to point me in the right direction. I'm not afraid to palm a reel, but I do want something more in a drag that just free-spool prevention. Suggestions?