Here we go again!
What would be a good reel for the Derek Brown Fav 7/8 with 200 yds backing, a 7/8 XLT, and a weight of at least a pound to balance the rod?
Should be ok--I have @ 300 yards of 30# Dacron and a full XLT #11 on it with a bit of room to spare.Dana, but that Marlin- will it be able to "eat" Grand Spey,or XLT Competition or any of these fat and long belly lines with enough backing?
But Pacific... It realy looks like man's toy on 16-ers!Where's that 60 pounds Salmon? Pacific goes to Kola...
Now that is neat - and very necessary with DBFs!I designed a much less expensive yet elegant solution for my set of DBF rods. I purchased the Lamson LiteSpeed 4 which is large enough to handle 235 yards of micron backing and the full original 10/11 XLT line. Then had a set of brass weights made from 4 to 12 ounces which can be mounted and dismounted from the Litespeed without tools or damage to the reel. Here is a picture of 4 and 5 ounce weights mounted and dismounted from the litespeed. <http://www.beaucatcher.com/photos/Reel_Bushing_Wt_2.jpg>