WTB 3 wt reel

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  1. throssing

    throssing Member

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    I am looking for a high end reel for a new 9' 3 wt rod I just bought. Anyone have one that they want to sell?? I will need to keep the weight under 4 ounces in order to balance the rod.
     
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    I have a new Orivs Battenkill II if your interested PM me.
     
  3. hawg hunter

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    I have a nickel silver 3" Bellinger that has been used twice, as new.
    Stunning reel. Pm me if interested. Also have an ari t Hart gallatin 2 with extra spool.
     
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    Thanks, but those are a little rich for my blood. I'd like to keep it below $200.
     
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    Ok, no problem. your post mentioned "high end" so thought I would throw them out there.
     
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    What exactly do you mean by high end?
     
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    I've got a Lamson Velocity Hard Alox size 1 that I used on a 9'-0" 3wt Z-Axis for a few years. I have since sold the rod and may be interested in selling the reel. It has backing and a 3wt line on it. I believe it is SA sharkskin but I don't remember. I always buy top dollar line. The reel was used (didn't sit on a shelf) but is fully functional. I can send pictures if you are interested in it. I don't have the lamson reel "bag" anymore.

    I would be looking for $150 shipped, paid via paypal, for the reel/backing/line.

    Thanks
     
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    How about an Abel TR1? I have a gold one used a couple times and price would be $185. Send me a PM for pictures if interested.
     
  9. throssing

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    The Lamson Velocity and the TR1 are both a tad on the heavy side for this rod, I fear. Thanks for the offers, though.
     
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    So, how about some examples of what might work for you? Brand, model, size, large arbor or standard arbor, etc.?
     
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    I would be very happy to find a Galvan Spoke S-3 reel at 3.6 oz. Also a Nautilus FWX 3/4 at 3.6 oz. Or an early Evolution 0 at 3.4 oz.

    Given the need for light weight, a standard arbor might be preferable.
     
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    For 99 bucks you can get a new orvis battenkill and it appears to fit your requirement.
     
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    Lue Taylor Lue Taylor/dbfly

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    Where do you live in Wa. Seattle area? Sportsman Whse has Hardy reels at a reduce price in a 3 inch for less than $100 in Federal Way store
     
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    Wow. I live in Colorado, but if I were in Seattle, I'd be on that in a heartbeat!
     
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    Lue Taylor Lue Taylor/dbfly

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    I can give you a number can buy over phone 253-835-4100 see if a Michael Martin is available he is the flyfisher Guru there
     
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