Reason is that hardy line is really a short belly 5/6 spey line. The 6/7 midspey has 20' more belly and will take up a good amount of space comapred to the hardy line. My gut feeling is a BG5 would be better. The BG are pretty small reels all in all for spey lines.
You may be able to go to gel spun and get a 100 yards or so and that line on the BG4.
I just switched the Hardy with a WF-7 steelhead taper. I would guess 150 - 180 yds of 20#.
I am leaning towards picking up two 8Twelve's and a couple extra spools. One for 6/7 -7/8 lines and the other set for 8/9 lines. That way I can easily switch the reels/spools around. I was wondering if I could get get away with BG-4 for the 6/7 as I have unused extra spools for that reel. I have a BG-6 but I am not going to buy more spools for that reel if I purchase the Danielsson's.
Yup, I am over-thinking this. I am trying to come up with a four rod/two reel arsenal for the Upper Midwest that has enough similar rods that my wife and I can fish the same rivers together but not the same rods.
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