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    so I tried looking for an answer online but couldnt find it. I have a 9' rod with no reel, can I put a reel from my 7' rod onto the 9'?

  • #2
    Yes! Says Tony

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    • #3
      Sure. I've had more rods than reels so usually mixing and matching is what I have been doing. I've been working towards having a dedicated reel for every rod and am almost there. Make sure your line is right for what you want to fish for.

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      • #4
        Thanks guys!

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        • #5
          Unless you have a 9ft fly rod then you might be outta luck.

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          • #6
            Generally speaking; I agree with Tony. But I try to find the proper balance of the weight of the reel, to the rod. With the reel attached, can you balance the rod on one finger held under the top of the handle? So the rod is horizontal, to the ground? If so, you have acheived Nirvana (in terms of balance). Doing this, reduces wrist/arm fatigue.

            Good luck; and be sure to post your stories and pics!

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            • #7
              Originally posted by troutdude View Post
              Doing this, reduces wrist/arm fatigue.
              C'mon man...like the rod balance is gonna reduce my arm fatigue when steelhead are constantly dragging me down river at breakneck speed. That reel size/weight is the furthest thing causing the fatigue problem.

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              • #8
                What? I am not allowed, to offer my suggestions? Why not?

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                • #9
                  He was pulling your leg, bro.

                  But he fishes the Clack, so he doesn't hook any fish, anyway, since there aren't any in Willamette tribs. (See, now I'm pulling your leg.)

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