I have never lined the reel and honestly I dont know if it has really ever been fished. I am guessing it would be a good reel for probably 6 to 9wt. There is plenty of capacity on the spool to handle quite a bit of backing as well. I felt it would make an excellent spey rod reel which is why i listed it here. It would also be "perfect" just displayed in a collection which is what i have done for the last several years.
Thanks for the input. I have always thought the 3 3/8 size were more of 6 wt reels which is why i put that on the low end. Dingley reels are built like tanks so it would be more important to get the rod to balance which is why i believe it would be more dependent on the rod. I can get a weight on the reel if needed.
Long time no see , How you been DINGLEY lover , nice to see you over here , this is a great forum site
Its a great reel , for a spey steelhead or salmon reel it's a little on the small side , not a wide drum , DINGLEY wide drums are more sought after for steelhead guys , if you want a single hand dry fly reel for steelhead or Atlantic salmon , this is a good one gents
If your looking for a trout spey or switch reel , this is a good one with round line guard , solid well built reel and everybit as good as a old Hardy , and just a better price
Hey there Rich. Thanks for the input. You know more about these dingleys than anyone and know they are true pieces of craftmanship. I really kinda hate to let this one go due to the great condition but I just decided to pass it along to someone who will put it to use like it was intended. I figured someone could put it to good use.
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