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Old 02-16-2009, 10:55 AM
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Well I just bought a new Winston LT 5-piece 8'9" 5wt. I must say that it is absolutely incredible. Im so happy with it, and I have only played with it at LRO and then in my own yard.

Now its time for the reel. It's funny I had a dream last night that I won the Feb drawing from LRO and got the BBS. But in reallity the odds are against me. So what do ya'll recomend for that rod. Im not hung up on the 'classic' look, I just want a good reel and I want drag. Im thinkning about the new Lamson Velocity, the redesigned them this year. Daniel is checking to see if he can get one. But all suggestions are welcome.
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Old 02-16-2009, 05:53 PM
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Depending on how much you want to spend, the Ross Evo is a great reel. I also like the, now discontinued, Ross Rythm.

I have an Orvis BBS and an Orvis Mid Arbor that are both great reels. I kind of like the mid arbor a little better.

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Old 02-16-2009, 07:29 PM
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I like the Lamson Velocity #2 or the Lamson Litespeed #2. If you want drag. They both have the sealed conical drag. Slick!
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Old 02-16-2009, 08:19 PM
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a great rod needs a perfect reel hardy
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Old 02-16-2009, 10:25 PM
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Might as well go with the best...Able http://www.abelreels.com/pages/reels.htm
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Old 02-17-2009, 11:55 AM
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Buaer MK series from LRO. Simply the best or older Orvis CFO
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Old 02-17-2009, 01:05 PM
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Before you decide on a brand, you may want to decide if you want a regular reel or one with a large arbor (LA). The 2 advantages (that I know about) with a LA are faster retrieve and less coiling of the fly line. I have an Orvis Mid-Arbor for my Steelie rod and I love it. Great drag. On the other hand, with a 5wt, you may want to go light and the Orvis BBS works for that. If you are buying from LRO, take your rod with you and see how each reel feels. Let us know what you get.
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Old 02-18-2009, 10:21 PM
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Since we are spending your money, I vote for a Nautilus Feather Weight PLUS No. 3. I just bought a regular No. 3 (holds less line than No. 3 PLUS), so I need a new rod to go with it. I plan to get either a 3 or 4 weight TFO Professional to go with it. I've also enjoyed a Vosseler reel (S1) that I fish with a 7 weight rod. Happy fishing!
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Old 02-18-2009, 10:43 PM
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Fly FIsh America has an excellent article on Ross reels and how they are made. Before buying I would suggest a quick read then simply go look at each reel and try it on your rod for feel.
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Old 02-19-2009, 11:55 AM
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LJ, I fish the Orvis BMAs and like the drag. Of all the candidates mentioned, take a look at spare spools and the ease of changing line weight or type on stream. Tight Lines. TDS
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