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YubablueNovember 26th, 2017, 11:20 am
grass valley

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I just bought a ROSS Cimmarron V, probably 4-6yrs old, [ not a new Cimmarron II series] and spare reel for mostly local stream fishing. my 3 rods are 7'7'' - - - 8'5'' - - ....... 3,5 & 6wt .

Is there any reason I shouldn't. ??

it's the V, slightly larger dia/ weight than a III ?
WbranchNovember 26th, 2017, 2:44 pm
York & Starlight PA

Posts: 2373
Shouldn't what? Use the Ross for a lighter line than you think it was designed for?

No problem. As long as you still think the Ross will balance well with your rods. "Balance" is pretty subjective but when I put my index finger up near the first cork on the grip I like the rod & reel to stay in the horizontal plane.

Catskill fly fisher for fifty-five years.
IasgairNovember 28th, 2017, 5:41 am

Posts: 80
I agree with Westbranch, it shouldn't hurt anything. Might be a little big for the 3wt, but the 5 and 6wt rods it should balance ok if that's important to you.

The Ross Cimarrons have always been great reels so you are getting a very good reel. All my reels are Ross and I have no complaints at all.

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