Re: Reel recommendations
Those St.Croix LUs are great rods. I own two of them. A 9ft 3wt. and a 9ft. 6wt. I also have a superfine 4wt. My favorite reel is a Ross Canyon LA size 1, that is no longer made. It has a DT 4wt line on it and I use it on the superfine and the St. Croix 3wt. I liked the new Ross evolution reels but they are pricey.
I bought a new Orvis Mid-Arbor for the 6wt a few months ago and it is very smooth and the price is much better. I would take the rod by LRO and see how they balance on the rod before deciding. Hope you enjoy it!