Best all around 1/2 day reel

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  1. Lukewrxsti

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    What's your guys opinions on the best 1/2 day reel. Lever drag or star? For both jigging, bottom and live bait fishing. Getting some ideas because that will be my next setup.
     
  2. DaBigOno

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    Penn Jigmaster 501
     
  3. Juan23

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    Dude are you serious? You can use any reel as long as it has the line capacity to fish the bottom. Don't overthink or over complicate fishing.
    Or do you want me to say "Get a $500 talica 2-speed"?
     
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  4. jer dog

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    a 300 size Curado, to be able Cast, into the Rocks or Kelp
    is the way to go.
     
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  5. el Toro

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    I'd take a 400 sized bait caster spooled with 50 braid and 20 mono/flouro on a medium heavy 15-40lb ish 8' stick. Could do almost everything with that.
     
  6. Arima-bob

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    An Avet SX loaded with 30-40 lb. braid will handle just about anything in the 1/2 day arena.
     
  7. Let em eat 74

    Let em eat 74 Well-Known "Member"

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    Half day.....go cheap. Diawa X20sha #50 braid to 20 to 30# topshot.
     
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    $30 used Jigmaster with easy access to the spool.

    By the time you get out fishing it's time to go back to the dock.


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  9. funnyguy

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    Hello,

    X20sha is a perfect 1/2 day reel if your starting out and don't want to drop a lot of cash, you can pick up a used one on eBay for about $50. If you have a little extra coin and want something a little tougher check out the Fathom 12 or 15. Run 50lb braid to a short 30lb leader. When you start going on 3/4 and longer trips you'll be happy you spent a little extra money.

    Chris
     
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    Avet SX or SXJ
     
  11. wieisme

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    If this will be your next setup what is your current setups?
     
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    Diawa sealine 20 or 30.
     
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    Another vote for a Penn 500-501. Tried and tested.
     
  14. billa

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    Are 1/2 day reels cheaper than full day reels?
     
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    Daiwa Sealine x20.
     
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    SouthBayKiller I've posted enough I should edit this section

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    Lexa 300 or 400, cool bass reels, good for rockfish, tough enough for yellows if that is ever in the picture.
     
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    Penn 500 or a Shimano 15/30. No experience w/Diawa. But those should take you to 1day fishing. Save your money for trips.
     
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    that's all I used to have, where the 15/30 and the 20/40
    Tld's , and they were great for offshore ,and Pattie
    hopping, but most of the 1/2 day trips fish the Coast
    so the Guys with the level winds , Have the advantage
    being able to Cast a lot farther, into the Kelp Beds.
     
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    I guess if you can't thumb your line. A level wind is your only hope.
     
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    jer dog Fishing is life

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    I used to do some 1/2 day trips years ago
    and if you only Had a Conventional reel
    when they fished the Kelp along the Shore you
    were Screwed, last year I Did a Hand full
    of 3 /4 day trip's and it was Nice to have a Level wind
     

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