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Beulah Switch 4/5

I'm trying to find the right reel to pair with this rod. I'm a fan of galvan reels, using OBs of various sizes on my singles. I was checking out the Rush 8 for the 4/5. Is this too much reel for this rod? Any suggestions would be great. thanks.
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Light weight reel

Whatever reel you choose it needs to be light weight...that rod is particularly light weight and smooth in hand. I have been useing a Hardy Angel #8 and a Snowbee XS 910 on that rod. BTW a good dry fly line for that rod is the #8Hardy Mach 2 Trout floating line, or the Snowbee #9 XS TC(Two Colour)..very very nice.
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I recently purchased this rod and It is a great little stick. I think the rush 4 would be overkill for this rod. I always like to go with as light of reel as I can get away with my trout spey rods, you don't need 200 yds. backing and saltwater drag. You could possibly fit a shooting head, thin running line and 50 to 75 yds. of gel spun on the Galvan OB 5. Lawrence S

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I recently purchased this rod and It is a great little stick. I think the rush 4 would be overkill for this rod. I always like to go with as light of reel as I can get away with my trout spey rods, you don't need 200 yds. backing and saltwater drag. You could possibly fit a shooting head, thin running line and 50 to 75 yds. of gel spun on the Galvan OB 5. Lawrence S
Lawrence is correct...both the Hardy and Snowbee lines are basically shooting lines,both have slim running lines and load that rod extremely well,we have been fishing that rod several years now and surprisingly have landed some fairly large fish without any difficulty. I have been thinking about the largest Hardy Marksman for that rod...a deserveing reel for a special rod! ANd very light
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What would you guys recommend for the 5/6? An OB-5?

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