New Setup Reccomendations

arenpilav41

jjpilav
Mar 28, 2013
954
517
Encino, CA
Name
Pilav
Boat
No Boat
actually get this: https://www.bdoutdoors.com/forums/threads/for-sale-avet-mxl-5-8-mc.648954/

I use that reel 95% of the time when i fish, at the island or offshore. The only time you will be undergunned with that reel is with those bigger bluefin... I almost landed a 70lb yellowfin with it on a 8.5' rod, but I got chewed off after an hour long battle due to the lighter line.

And, the perks of having that reel are that it is extremely easy to maintain, has amazing freespool, and is really an incredibly smooth performing reel. And, I've had mine for almost 8 years with no issues at all.
-Aren
 

SouthBayKiller

I've posted enough I should edit this section
Mar 27, 2003
7,070
7,242
39
Long Beach, CA
Name
Robert
Boat
none
Fathom 25n, calstar 800m or seeker 6480, 3/4 filled with 65lb braid, top shot of 30lb izor. Now go kill everything from Rockcod to tuna. In a pinch you can fish a bait, a yoyo jig or even surface iron once your casting gets better. It's a jack of all trades rig, really excels at 25-40lb bait fishing but can be used for many things in a pinch.

Edit: A torium 16 would also be a good choice for a reel for this.