Reel for spey?

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  1. Cole L

    Cole L Fish Fiend

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    Looking to get a 6wt or 7wt spey but also want a reel to fit an 8wt single hander. Was looking at the Lamson konic 3.5. Would that be a good fit for both or should I go with something bigger?
     
  2. Rick Sharp

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    Might be happier with the 4

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  4. Luke77

    Luke77 I hope she likes whitefish

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    Go bigger than the 3.5.
     
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  5. hookedonthefly

    hookedonthefly Active Member

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    I think it depends on the rod you choose.

    Some 6 weights act likes 6's and some 7's act like 8's. Heavier grain Skagit lines eat space on a reel. I think you would do well to chat with a good shop in your area and figure out target species, rivers you want to fish, etc.

    I'm a little biased; but, good advice, and perhaps a little more money up front, will definitely save you heartache and frustration in the long run.
    Cheers,
    Ed
     
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  6. Matthew LeBret

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    If you are looking at the Konic I would go with the #4
    The 3.5 would fit your single handed rod but come up small on your spey rod, assuming you are talking about a 13'ish sized spey
     
  7. Wayne Kohan

    Wayne Kohan fish-ician

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    I have the 4. It may be small for an 8 weight Skagit head. It is a nice reel and the cost of the spools won't kill you.

    Wayne
     
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    Guru 4
     
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    Have no idea what your budget is but 'Google "SpeyCo"fly reels. These are bullet proof and you could pound nails with the things. If you're not a member of the SpeyPages Forum sign up, they frequently come up for sale. As does a heck of a lot of other first class equipment.
     
  10. Cole L

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    Got an econ ion 8/10 for a 6wt spey i think. Its gonna be a while before i can afford it though
     
  11. Cole L

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  12. macSuibhne

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    I have a 3.5" Lamson Velocity nickel in the classified...pristine condition...no scratches or dings for roughly 25% off. these are beautiful reels, almost indestructible open warranty and great disc drag. This one is just a little small for me although it is rated for a 9wt and 200 yds of 20#
     
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    freestoneangler Not to be confused with Freestone

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    Lamson Guru 4....love mine.
     

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