J. W. Youngs 1540 is an awesome reel. I really enjoy the 1500 series, having the 1540, 1535, 1530 and 1525 and some various spare spools. I like them better than the Hardy reels that I have. Just a personal preference. That wide drummed 1540 ought to balance your 13' 7wt nice.
I have a 3 3/4" wide drum Beaulite & spool coming in a few weeks. Looking to put it on my 7 yr old son's 11ft 5wt TFO Pro switch rod. Is it too much reel (I.E. heavy) or will it be OK? I also have a 3 1/2" Hardy Uniqua coming in the same package. Any info's appreciated.
Maybe it is just me, but whenever I stop at Cabela's in Coeur D'Alene I feel like I am in WalMart with a lot of taxidermy. My buddy in Alaska has had me stop by there to look at some different things in person, and most of the time they do not have it there anyway. I will be sticking to the local shops.
Not sure what this has to do with the original thread topic, but coffee came out my nose thanks to the comparison between Cabelas and WalMart with taxidermy. Very good analogy - thanks for the chuckle.