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post #1 of 20 (permalink) Old 04-18-2018, 11:41 AM Thread Starter
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I ended up getting a fantastic trout rod from Steve Godshall! The quality is second to none and the rod and line are a perfect match. As a side note I highly recommend his services!!

I am now looking for a reel for it... I was hoping to use a St Aiden but it is a little too big (it works but with very little backing) and the Princess I have is a little too dainty.

I'm thinking it needs to weigh about 5oz before backing and line.

An extra spool would be awesome

Cheers!

JJ

What do you mean you release the fish after you catch it? Like, release it into your cooler right ?!?!
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What weight and length rod? Maybe a marquis #10
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Hi All,

I ended up getting a fantastic trout rod from Steve Godshall! The quality is second to none and the rod and line are a perfect match. As a side note I highly recommend his services!!

I am now looking for a reel for it... I was hoping to use a St Aiden but it is a little too big (it works but with very little backing) and the Princess I have is a little too dainty.

I'm thinking it needs to weigh about 5oz before backing and line.

An extra spool would be awesome

Cheers!

JJ
Sounds like you are looking for a lot of volume for your weight. That is a common issue for trout wt spey rods, the exact opposite of the usual issue with the heavy end of things - it can be hard to find a reel with the volume you think you need (in an old style clicker) that is not too heavy. The princess has about the largest volume to weight ratio in the category - both of the reels you mentioned are after all from the Hardy “lightweight” series. You almost have to go to a modern large arbor to get a higher ratio (heaven forbid!). While there are probably some reels out there with a greater vol/weight at that weight without stooping that low, if an Aiden is too heavy at about 6 oz I only can think of one - the cfo v. It is kind of wide and has lots of holes. This was MY answer for a “trout” switch I wanted to be “Steelhead compatible”. You can’t have mine, but the auction site might solve things.

Did Steve use one of his blanks for the build?

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Maybe a old hardy zenith?
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X2 on the Zenith.
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I think the zenith might actually be a bit heavier than the St. Aidan. (6 3/4 oz?) However, it might LOOK more natural on that size rod (wider, but with a smaller diameter) if that is more the issue than the weight itself. If you are going to go up to that weight then the modern 3 3/8 wide spool perfect would be nice (if expensive) way to go as well. That one balances a highlander 13’ 3/4/5 for me with plenty of room for one of Steve’s lines and backing.

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I have all of the hardy reels you mentioned plus some more. But I am off to SOR for the week-end . Please give me a call the middle of next week if you don't find one.
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Thank you all for the feedback!

I had considered a 3 3/8 Perfect but wasn't sure of the weight of them, I'm ok with spending a bit of money on this set up as I will use it a lot in the upcoming years.

Hadn't considered the Zenith but I guess it may be too heavy.

Anyone know the weights of those vintage Sage reels made by hardy? Or the new Duchess... are they a bit wider than the Princess?

Thanks again!

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PS Yes Bots he did use one of his blanks and the line he paired it with is a presentation line and I am pleasantly surprised by how well it does 'spey' style casts
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Have you looked at the new Pflueger Medalist. they seem to have more capacity for the weight compared to the older models.
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Zenith is such a perfect trout spey. I use it on my 5110 Zaxis. PM and I can point you in the direction of a mint one. Otherwise, a Marquis 8/9 or 10 are both strong options.
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Thanks again everyone!

A few people have asked me... it's a 11'7 #3 with a down locking seat. Very light in hand and trying to keep it as light as possible for overhead work as well.

Sorry for being such a picky bastard just want to get it bang on!

I will check out the Medalist!

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3.5” Bougle could be nice too!
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For what it's worth, Steve built me the Rod you mentioned and love it with the St. Aidan. I have it with 20# backing and pfloat line as the runner. It balances extremely well and feels like a mini spey rod and the reel screams when the fish hit it on the swing.

Not sure how much backing you need, but I also use an Aidan for small water steelhead with about 100 yds of backing with a 420 grain Skagit.

Just something to think about...if you face bigger bonus fish...your needs might vary.

You will love it.

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X3 on the Zenith.... I have one that's mint. PM if interested.
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