Reel for spey?

Discussion in 'Spey Clave' started by Cole L, Jun 24, 2013.

  1. 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. Might be happier with the 4

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  3. hatch 7 plus all the way
  4. Go bigger than the 3.5.
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  5. 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.
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  6. 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. 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.

  8. Guru 4
  9. 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. Got an econ ion 8/10 for a 6wt spey i think. Its gonna be a while before i can afford it though
  11. Echo*
  12. I have a 3.5" Lamson Velocity nickel in the classified...pristine 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#
  13. Lamson Guru mine.

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