Newbee needs some help

Discussion in 'Fishing Reels' started by marinedude, May 12, 2006.

  1. marinedude

    marinedude Why me?

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    Ok while i still have the ok from the wife, i want to get a good big fish/shark set-up for a reasonably cheap price. Ive heard Okuma are crap, what type and size of reel should i be looking for? Can you fit higher pound test on a 30 and not sacrifice to much yardage? Let me know what you guys fish? Thanks

    Ray
     
  2. WreckinBall

    WreckinBall The sober one

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    If money's an issue, look at the Daiwa SLD's. They're good reels out of the box, and cheaper than their competition. There's lots of bargain meat sticks out there, too. Check your local tackle stores for rods on consignment, and Sporting Goods stores occasionally have a good deal. I found a Penn/Sabre 6455XXH rod with Aftco rollers, seat, and gimble for about $80 at Big 5 a couple of years back. You'll be able to find what you're looking for.
     
  3. MM2

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    top secret info, walmart,big-5, sport chalet are notorious for mismarking sporting goods look hard for best deal!!!!!!!!! And do not feel guilty about it you are a US MARINE and you do not get payed enough for what you all do for our country!!!:appl: :appl: :appl: :appl: Thanks again and happy pole shopping!!!!!!!!!!!MM2/Charlie:finger:
     
  4. marinedude

    marinedude Why me?

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    What about the Penn Senator reels?
     
  5. Kelp King

    Kelp King Newbie

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    They are bullet proof, what size line are you thinking about using?
     
  6. marinedude

    marinedude Why me?

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    i found a Daiwa SLD 30-II two-speed reel for 240....looks in great shape, will that be big enogh for big fish? If so what do I spool it with?
     
  7. marinedude

    marinedude Why me?

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    I was wanting to run 50lb test
     
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    WreckinBall The sober one

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    Yes.
     
  9. marinedude

    marinedude Why me?

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    OK well I got a Penn 9/0 Senator Reel and a Titan rod with a roller stripper and tip which is rated to 80 pounds. So im sure them two can handle most of what im going for. Thanks for the help guys
     
  10. jstcrzyengh

    jstcrzyengh Newbie

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    A 9/0 is NOT the same as a Daiwa SLD 30-II two-speed... be VERY aware of that. 9/0 = Rock cod for most people, not Treshers or makos...
     
  11. marinedude

    marinedude Why me?

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    I was not aware of that, why wouldnt it handle something big? The guy i bought it from spooled it with 100lb test and said he caught shark and other big game with it. Please details.
     
  12. marinedude

    marinedude Why me?

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    Does anyone else have any experience with the Penn 9/0 (115L)?
     
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    Remember this is the same guy that was selling it for some reason. He is going to push it that it can handle all kinds of fish. The 9/0 also has a painfully low gear ratio.

    CAN you use it for shark? Sure... But look at any of the pictures on here of guys who have caught threshers... Not a single 9/0, 6/0 I do think I saw someone hooked up with a 4/0, but I think it had a tiburon frame and had been upgraded. I know about equipment costing. One of the reasons Im not out there fishing the T sharks is I dont have the reel to do it. Rather spend money on Diesel right now than the reel to get it done.

    Like I said you can use it, but its not the ideal reel for the job (putting it lightly), not with todays technology. Rather fish with my LX or a JX... More drag pressure and a more soundly built reel.
     
  14. TROB

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    agreed -you would be better off selling it and buying that 2-speed for 240? did you say?
     
  15. Yellowtail Dan

    Yellowtail Dan I've posted enough I should edit this section

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    If you hook a shark or big tuna on a penn 9/0 your gonna be on that fish all day and the more time you spend on a fish pulling the more things can go wrong and nobody wants to spend three hours on a fish you could get in 45 minutes on a two-speed. Not to mention how bad your back's gonna hurt from extra work. Any of the 30's from shimano, avet or anyone else will be a huge upgrade.
     
  16. marinedude

    marinedude Why me?

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    Thanks guys for all the imput and help. Ill be looking for a better reel soon.

    Ray
     
  17. Jason

    Jason I break stuff @ BD Admin

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    If on a budget go fish that 9/0. You can catch fish on that.
     
  18. marinedude

    marinedude Why me?

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    Brother im in the military...that 9/0 is gonna get alot of use
     
  19. Kurt

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    6/0 and 9/0 have caught more big fish than any other, they've been around forever.
     
  20. Double Z

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    9/0's have been catching fish for A LONG TIME! Clean it out, lube it up, grease in the grease areas and oil in the oil areas. Don't forget the new HT's w/some of Cal's grease in there. I don't know that I'd be fishing more than about 20lbs of drag on that thing. Given the size of it, putting spectra on that thing will kill you. Might stay with all mono unless you plan on keeping it long enough for the spectra to be a savings. For shark, you might want to put a 150lb or heavier "leader" even though you'll be tying to wire. Just in case you get a big T in the mouth and that brute of a tail is slapping the mono.

    BTW, an SLD30 would be a great way to go. Mine does seem to lose freespool at about 20lbs of drag.
     

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