switch rod reel sizes?

Discussion in 'Spey Clave' started by golfman44, Dec 18, 2013.

  1. golfman44

    golfman44 Coho Queen

    I haven't been able to find a reel size chart for switch rods. Looking at a nice deal on a 4/5 (its really a 4) wt switch.

    Would this Lamson Konic 3.5 that I use on my 8wt single hander be overkill?

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    I assume this would be fine, but I just want to make sure. If I could double up the uses of this reel and save myself some $$$ that would be awesome. The rod weighs either 5 or 6 ounces, depending on if I attach the fighting butt
     
  2. Chedster

    Chedster Member

    I use the 3.5 on my 5wt switch and it pairs up nicely.
     
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  3. William Wallace

    William Wallace Active Member

    I am with Chedster on this one, think it would work for both
     
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  4. golfman44

    golfman44 Coho Queen

    Awesome thanks guys
     
  5. Anything 8-10 wt matt
     
  6. hydrological

    hydrological beads are NOT flies and snagging is just ghetto

    how long is the rod? what line will you be using? 2 handed spey casting? single handed? overhead?
    just things that might factor into your choice. your reel should hold the line tho.
     
  7. golfman44

    golfman44 Coho Queen

    11ft. I'll so overhand and spey
     
  8. just get that dam konic 3.5 it will work perfectly
     
  9. golfman44

    golfman44 Coho Queen

    That's what I have for my 8wt I just Want to also be able to use it on the 5wr aawitch