Slammer 5500 or 4500

David361

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I have a new rod on the way, it's an okuma rockaway 10' 1-4oz medium heavy, that I'm planning to use in the surf and off the jetties throwing lures for jack crevalle, Spanish mackerel and possibly an occasional kingfish. I'm not sure if the 4500 has enough line capacity if I hooked into a decent king but don't want to get the 5500 if it's going to be too big and heavy and throw off the balance of the rod.
What would you guys recommend?
Thanks
 

nefarious235

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What line are you going to fish?

If 30# braid then go 4500
If 40# then go 5500 etc.
 

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Will the 4500 hold enough 30lb line to catch a decent sized kingfish?

With a smaller diameter brand, and packed tight, it holds around 300 yards.
 
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If active non-stop casting go light w/ 4500.
If you mainly cast & sit back waiting for a bite go heavier with a 5500 because it will be a more versatile reel if ever you develop a need for other bigger tackle fishing.
 
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