Happy New Year's to everybody. I cashed in a gift cert. to Cabela's and got an inexpensive combo flyrod; Cahill 6 wt w/9' 3 pc. rod and Ross flystart reel.
I have an 8 wt. set up for reds that I used last year and had a blast on Kenai reds with it (used it for 3 weeks straight, bent it to a "U" and it never broke! Running 20 lb. mono straight off the reel). Anway, is my new 6 wt. too light for reds? I got it mostly for early rainbows & pinks in Hope, as my 8 wt. seemed a little excessive for them. The reel came with 20 lb line as a package and am wondering about the weight of line I can use for reds? I guess I'm wondering if the 6 wt will take the amount of abuse a big red can dish out? If I run mono off the reel for reds, what should be the max lb test?
One more thing, I don't like the amount of noise/clicking that the reel makes on the retrieve (don't mind it when it's out-going); can I disassemble the reel and remove whatever makes the noise without affecting performance?
Thanks guys & gals,