Bailless spinner

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  1. jeffreykooken

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    I'm looking to get a new 6500 spinning reel in the not to distant future. Something to throw at kelps for YT. I've got an arsenal of conventional's, so I think a spinner would be fun. For those who have fished both bailed and bailless spinners, what are the real pro and cons of the bailless. Worth it?
     
  2. InDeepShip

    InDeepShip Well-Known "Member"

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    I'd post this on a east coast striper fourm. Bailless reels aren't popular on the west coast neither are spinners
     
  3. tunanorth

    tunanorth I've posted enough I should edit this section

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    Bail-less spin reels are almost exclusively used by surfcasters in the Northeast/New England. Virtually no application for boat-based angling, and not even very much for CA-style surfcasting. In 6500-size reels, depending on budget, the Spinfisher VI or Slammer III will work well for many SoCal applications.
     
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    Thanks. So, which bailed reel will serve me better, and why. I get the drag difference between the Slammer, and the Spinfisher, but what about gearing and watertight integrity? Will the extra $100 for the Slammer be well spent? I like them both. Will setting the drag on these spinners be the same as setting a conventional?
     
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    nefarious235 I've posted enough I should edit this section

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    I have Torque and and Slammer spinners and prefer the Slammer. Will be picking up another
     
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    The improved sealing of the Slammer III should not be a huge deal unless you will also spend a good deal of time surfcasting. Both have C-n-C machined gears, but the Slammer III does have a substantially better drag design [drag elements at top and bottom of spool, including a huge bottom washer], plus the Slammer III uses the "Dura-Drag" material, same as is used in Internationals and Torques.
     
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