Definitely good for single handers. An 8 or 9wt line.Can someone tell me if a Hardy SA System 8 Fly Reel is an adequate reel for Steelhead, and maybe Coho's. I'm using an 8wt. Ambush line on it.
So what did you decide?? Gonna put that SA 8 to work for steel and coho?? That reel sure sounds nice with a hot steelhead melting line off of it!!Can someone tell me if a Hardy SA System 8 Fly Reel is an adequate reel for Steelhead, and maybe Coho's. I'm using an 8wt. Ambush line on it.
Yes, I think so. In the first photo I posted above, the SA 8 is loaded with the 8wt Ambush with 20lb backing. That particular fish was very hot, ran almost all the way to the other side of the river. You can get a bit more capacity on that reel if you buy 8wt Ambush head and use thin running line like slickshooter. I have that reel on an old glass rod single hander but don't see why it wouldn't work on a light switch.Does anyone think a SA System 8 fly reel with a 8wt. Wulff Ambush line would work well with a Meiser 11' 4/5 switch rod.
didn't know you also had the system 9. Yes it would be a better fit for what you are doing with the 8wt Ambush and switch. I also own one and it is better suited with the 8wt Ambush. Great reels.I also have a SA System 9 fly reel. Do you think maybe that would be a better choice. I also have a Hardy Marquis Salmon one, but I think its too heavy.