The 530 I mentioned is pretty forgivingAll my reels are 2 speed. Even my SXJ. I know people will question why. After 5 surgeries on my right and the left is pretty bad now (just had PRP and gel injected into the shoulder) doc is talking about a full replacement!
2 speed reels have kept me at the rail for many years now. Not a gimmick, they work!
So I could use a rod that is somewhat forgiving for hucking iron.
I don't know how you guys do it on larger conventional reels. I can't stand guiding the line back on with my thumb.Guess I should update this. Wifey got me a Calstar 800m for my bday.
Threw some surface iron with my Avet JX but haven't caught anything yet but I'm still trying!
For me it's just personal preference because it's what I grew up with. I feel there are more advantages with a conventional the way I like to fish. A comfort zone thing?I don't know how you guys do it on larger conventional reels. I can't stand guiding the line back on with my thumb.
How well can you cast? Low profile, level wind might be your ticket. I was surprised how well my Lexa 400 cast. And once you get the cast control dialed in. You pretty much don't need your thumb.I intend to change that. Probably a Fathom 25n