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Bought a different rod and am having trouble figuring out what reel would balance it best. Not picky on the reel, I want it to be a good quality reel though. The rod it will be going on is a 14' CND expert 8/9/10. Any help would be greatly appreciated.

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Look at the Danielsson Site

Just picked up a reel and extra spool for 400 bones :)
 

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A Hardy Marquis Salmon #2 is quite popular . It should balance your 14' CND nicely . It's well built and not many moving parts to go wrong either .


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That's what my buddy has. Great reel, but hard to find. Especially with the budget I have. I want to find one that's been fished hard but still has life left.
 

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Checkout the Farlow's Python , very similar but half the price . Some very good reels in the UK market with vintage flair but not the crazy prices of the popular stuff . This makes for a very unique piece of kit . Checkout Farlows , JW Young , Shakespeare , Allcocks and Daiwa just to name a few . These reels are not popular in N.America , but all are built like tanks and stand up to an Atlantic salmon .

Good luck with your search :)


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you can pick up Salmon 2 for as low as $250 on this site. the Korean version that is.

personally I think the Salmon 2 is too light for a 14' 9/10 rod. I would want something closer to 12 oz (Salmon 2 is 10oz and change).

What's your budget is the first question.
 

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Thank you for all the help. I cannot afford a lot. Nothing more than $150. I decided that I would settle for a cheaper reel so I can afford a airflo skagit intermediate compact line.
 

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Don't know if you found a reel or not

The Lamson Konic in its largest size should fit your rod and budget.
 

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JW Young 1540 should balance pretty well.
 
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