I'd prob buy a cheap little reel for a 2wt. I have Ross Gunnison reels for all of my rods but it's a little overkill for the rod(my 2wt) but I love those reels I have them on all my rods except my sage rpl+ 5wt which I have a billy pate trout on (kinda heavy and isn't the most balanced rod with it on there but I really wanted one so I got one) But when I was buying all those rods and reels I was still commercial fishing in alaska (which I'm going back to I dont like it down here the whole square peg round hole thing,nothing personal)and making crazy money,nowadays if I was shopping for a reel for a 2wt I'd prob just buy a cheap reel with a click drag and be done with it, it's pretty much just holding the line anyways. I have caught a few pink salmon while chasing dollies with that rod(the 2wt sage) and I'm glad I had a lot of room to work to say the least. I tried the 0 wt sage when they first came out both the rods one with the detachable reel and the one where the reel was part of the rod, didn't care for either one of them really there's just nothing there. If I sound biased to sage, I am kind of, a friend of mine owns a sporting goods shop in kodiak and happens to be a sage dealer(always had 50-60 sage rods on the racks and would let me take them out and try them before I bought them or wanting my opinion on them but this was 6-7 yrs ago since I left there.) and I always bought my rods and reels there. Anyways good luck with the 2wt, I dont think you'll have any regrets just realize the limits of the rod and you'll be fine, just dont think you'll be punching far into any kind of wind lol, fun rods.