Best Reel

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  1. darylwitt

    darylwitt Newbie

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    Any ideas on the beat reel for fishing 40 to 60lb test on a calstar 800XH for bait and jig fishing.
     
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    strackle99 I've posted enough I should edit this section

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    Avet LX, or HX
     
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    Fathom 40nld2. Probably the best reel in that class for the cost.
     
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    tunanorth I've posted enough I should edit this section

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    A few more details will help dial it in correctly:
    Budget? [be honest, if you are willing to spend more {or not}, say so]
    How much line capacity will make you feel comfortable?
    Line system? [long topshot, short topshot, straight mono, etc]
    Trip types? [overnight, 1.5-3 days, 4 days or longer]
    Favored species and size most often caught?
    Jigs most often used?
     
  5. PE Pete

    PE Pete Tight lines PE Pete

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    It's a bit like asking what's the best car to drive on a road.
    40-60 test braid I'm assuming if you want to jig.
    Accurate Valiant might be a good option.
     
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    hucklongfin Deep release specialist

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    I use an Avet JX Raptor for 40-60.
     
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  7. No Cal Lou

    No Cal Lou No Cal Lou

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    And what feels good in your hands.
     
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    af dreamer I've posted enough I should edit this section

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    Best reel under $100,under $500 no limit?That is a hard question as others allude too.Tom
     
  9. Let em eat 74

    Let em eat 74 Well-Known "Member"

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    I’ve had the same rod for a long time. I personally use a fathom 40nld2 on it. One thing to note, it will bottom out at about 19-20# of drag. It’s best for 50# work imo
     
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    Trinidad 40n/ Ocea jigger 5000/4000

    Accurate slammer 500n
     
  11. clevel

    clevel Captain in Learning

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    Andros 2 spd.
     
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    I have a Valiant BV2 500 with my 800XH.
     
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    I have a 600N with 450yrds of 80#
     

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