Before we met all of my husbands fly fishing equipment was stolen from his car, it seemed to abruptly halt all interest he had in this hobby because he had invested a lot of time and money into his set up. He brings it up so often that I’ve spent the past year urging him to get back out there and started taking notes on rods when he talks to surprise him at Christmas with a new rod/reel.
My current issue is that he’s never mentioned a reel! I purchased a 5 wt rod but I have no idea what I am looking for in regards to this part. Usually when he gets outdoor equipment he tends to go “middle of the road” with cost. He’s worked in many different shops over the years in fishing, hunting, outdoor departments so I don’t just want to buy a reel to buy a reel. Any suggestions to help guide me to what I am looking for? He also always talks about how he used to tie his own flies, if there are specific products I need to rekindle his love for the hobby please let me know.