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MFFRJuly 16th, 2021, 2:42 pm
West coast watersheds

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Hey everyone, new here! I have a featherweight for my 1710 TXL, now I’m looking for a reel for my 4710 TXL. I have the option of putting the featherweight on the 4wt and purchasing a Marquis 2/3for the 1wt or just keep the featherweight on the 1wt and buy a Marquis#5 for the 4wt. What’s your thoughts what would match the best. Both of these rods will have sage double quiet tapers.
WbranchJuly 19th, 2021, 2:47 am
York & Starlight PA

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What is a 1710 TXL?
Catskill fly fisher for fifty-five years.
MFFRJuly 19th, 2021, 6:47 am
West coast watersheds

Posts: 4
It’s a Sage 7’10” 1wt. And a 7’10” 4wt
WbranchJuly 19th, 2021, 11:52 am
York & Starlight PA

Posts: 2722
Well if you want to go with classic style I would use a Hardy Lightweight series "Flyweight" for the #1 rod and either the Hardy Lightweight "Featherweight" or "LRH" for the #4 weight rod.

I have a 1st generation Sage LL series 9' #4 and always use a Hardy LRH that I bought new in 1965. It is the two screw line guard model.

I used to own a Sage 8' 9" #3 and I used the Featherweight on that rod.
Catskill fly fisher for fifty-five years.
MFFRJuly 20th, 2021, 10:56 pm
West coast watersheds

Posts: 4
Thanks Wbranch! I decided to keep the feather on the 1wt and went with the Hardy Marquis #5 for the 4wt. I do like the lightweight looks over the Marquis, very classy!
WbranchJuly 21st, 2021, 7:43 am
York & Starlight PA

Posts: 2722
At one time I owned a Flyweight, a Featherweight, two LRH's, and two Princesses. Classic reels that pair well with a good cane rod or a lighter graphite rod. Nothing sounds sweeter than a strong fish running the drag on a Lightweight series reel.
Catskill fly fisher for fifty-five years.
MFFRJuly 21st, 2021, 4:43 pm
West coast watersheds

Posts: 4
Oh nice, I have everything but the flyweight. Yes you are correct, the Hardy music is a beautiful sound.
Red_green_hJuly 30th, 2021, 2:16 pm
New Mexico

Posts: 90
I have a Redington Butterstick 5'9" 1 wt that I just recently paired with an Orvis Battenkill 1. It's a click drag which I really prefer for my #1-#3 rods.
Ryan Norris
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