switch rod reel sizes?

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  1. golfman44

    golfman44 Active Member

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    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
     
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    I use the 3.5 on my 5wt switch and it pairs up nicely.
     
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    I am with Chedster on this one, think it would work for both
     
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    Awesome thanks guys
     
  5. Anything 8-10 wt matt
     
  6. hydrological

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    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.
     
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    11ft. I'll so overhand and spey
     
  8. just get that dam konic 3.5 it will work perfectly
     
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    That's what I have for my 8wt I just Want to also be able to use it on the 5wr aawitch
     

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