4 wt nymphing line

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Whilst out fishing, yesterday, I noticed the zip at the back of my vest was open and the spare spool with my nymphing line was missing.
Need to buy a new reel and line.
Any recommendations for a line to use on smaller rivers and streams for my 4 weight rod. 
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Need to know the rod bro.   Type of taper to match the rods is the most important factor in it all, and without knowing the rods its just blind luck recommending a specific line. 

As for reels, plenty of really good quality reels out there. Just depends on your budget?   Personally I wouldn't buy a reel that isn't completely sealed, in other words the bearings and drag system is sealed to prevent the ingress of water if it gets a dunking, but that means s[pending a little more than the budget options.  Give us an idea of budget and I can recommend a few.

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Rod is an old one - CD GHR. It was a huge improvement from my previous Kilwell 8ft but probably a bit dated, now.

Wouldn't spend more than $200 for a reel. As I'm a keen game fisher there are many needs with their hand out!!

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Go on trade me and search for reels, I would spend not much on one and get a good line, look at the rio bank shot line, I think that’s what’s it called, good for wind etc.
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I’d probably buy a Lamson liquid as I’ve always had trouble free fishing and smooth drags from Lamson-waterworks. A mate bought a fly lab Glide reel last year and that is going well ( I’d have got the Lamson)
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Yea if your looking for a cheap reel  then id say a lamson liquid 1.5 size for a 4# (runs around $250 I believe.  Maybe some specials?).  Probably the cheapest fully sealed reel you can buy these days.   You can get cheaper reels that aren't too bad, but if they get a dunking and don't get properly dried out after that, there usually just bin material after that.  A few more $ for the lamson, but you wont have to replace it in a few years. 

Ok an old GHR. Pretty stiff beast, so you want a heaver aggressive taper to suit that.  Id say a Rio Gold or a Airflo Dash line would probably suit it well.  
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Will check out those suggestions guys
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The full price is about $250 ( Lamson liquid) so you should manage to get it with 10% off most places .
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8 months later, after I bought a Lamson and Airflow a loooooong time ago, I'm ready to go fishing next week.
What with lock-downs and floods I just have not been able to get out.
I took my rod to Hamilton Lake and found it was much windier there than I expected but game it a go anyway. It seemed to cast well, despite the wind but there were too many people out walking and despite picking a quieter area there were still people walking too close.
When I was cycling along the Waikato riverbank walkway in Hamilton, I saw a trout rising regularly. It was too far out to cast and too much vegetation but still a good thing to see.
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