Penn Reel for surf?

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Ok my in my arsenal I have a Daiwa Lexa lx hd 400, accurate BV2 500 and a hxw raptor (7th ever made with mc feature) but I wanna go surf fishing and need a nice reel that sand cant easily build in but if so will be easy to clean. Let me know!
Tight lines!
 

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Ok my in my arsenal I have a Daiwa Lexa lx hd 400, accurate BV2 500 and a hxw raptor (7th ever made with mc feature) but I wanna go surf fishing and need a nice reel that sand cant easily build in but if so will be easy to clean. Let me know!
Tight lines!


Where will you be doing most of your surf fishing, and what species will you be targeting most often?
In Southern California, most surf fish are under 10 pounds, with the exception of sharks and rays.
If you venture into southern Baja, bigger game fish are accessible to surf anglers, but very few surfcasters use lever drag reels with the exception of shark and ray specialists.
For our smaller local species, a spinning reel like the Battle II or Spinfisher VI in the 2500 size is a popular choice.
 
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I'm aiming for BIG l
Where will you be doing most of your surf fishing, and what species will you be targeting most often?
In Southern California, most surf fish are under 10 pounds, with the exception of sharks and rays.
If you venture into southern Baja, bigger game fish are accessible to surf anglers, but very few surfcasters use lever drag reels with the exception of shark and ray specialists.
For our smaller local species, a spinning reel like the Battle II or Spinfisher VI in the 2500 size is a popular choice.
Ok. I'm looking to aim for bigger Leopard sharks, soupfin sharks, (hopefully) seven hills, and Big bat Ray's.
 

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I'm aiming for BIG l

Ok. I'm looking to aim for bigger Leopard sharks, soupfin sharks, (hopefully) seven hills, and Big bat Ray's.


Got it.
The Fathom FTH30LD2 will cast very well for a lever drag, and if you want the better drag performance and 2-speed capability that a lever drag gives you, it can certainly handle the job.
However, its' star drag equivalent, the FTHII30SD will still be the better caster, and you can get it in the 4.8-1 version to give some extra power.
Either will hold about 500-525 yards of 65-pound braid.
 

tunanorth

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Why not get the NEW penn fathom 15SDCS
Has 25lb drag


Definitely the best caster in PENN's entire lineup, but may not have the line capacity the OP is looking for.
 

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The Penn slammer is the best spinning surf reel penn has to offer it’s a beast
Oh yeah those slammers look solid! I might just wait for fred hall because I don't need it right now but I wanna know what I'm ganna get. Considering Penn or shimanos science I don't have much of either.