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  • Fishing Rod & reel suggestions (spinner)

    I've got pretty good selection of trolling rods, yet I have really nothing in the spinning rod department. I'm talking about something for the boat, for snapper, cobia, dolphin,king, general bottom fishing, etc.

    I dont like buying stuff twice, but my last name is not Rockefeller or Dance. I dont need the awesome-est super $$ gear, but want something that will last with some care.

    I typically prefer fishing with braid, using mono or fluoro leader/tippet. I'm looking at maybe 4-5 rods total.

    Open to any suggestions y'all may have.

  • #2
    I have fallen in love with my new Penn Conflict 5000. I have them matched on older Shimano Triton rods. I have pulled up snapper, AJ, grouper, Shark, Goliath, triple tail...soon dolphin once it warms up.

    I have 30lb braid on mine. It has been a work horse. My buddy just grabbed a couple 6ooo. Have not put them to use yet.
    [br]1984 Mako 224[br]1977 Mako 15[br]Clermont, Florida- [br]http://www.classicmako.com/forum/topic.asp?TOPIC_ID=37212 -Rewire[br]http://www.classicmako.com/forum/topic.asp?TOPIC_ID=40627 -Tank/Misc[br]http://www.classicmako.com/forum/topic.asp?TOPIC_ID=58615 - Aft Box removal

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    • #3
      Another vote for Penn. I have Battle II and Conflict and have zero complaints. The Battle II 6000 is a solid reel that gets it done. It will do what you want, but the Conflict is a little more $$ and little better [].
      \'93 241 https://forum.classicmako.com/forum/...etting-started
      \'82 224 - Mobile, AL Gone but NEVER Forgotten - https://forum.classicmako.com/forum/...indshield-tank

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      • #4
        I'm a lifetime Penn fan and have many old SS, Battles and have 2 Conflict 5000 and love them all. And then I read the Alan Hawk review of the new Diawa BG SW and made the mistake of buying the 6500 for deep jigging and I am blown away. Basically the same internals as the Saltist which is a $1000 reel. Same price as the Penn's. You stated you wanted to purchase once. I'm not going to buy another one or I'll end up with the whole set. You still can't go wrong with the Battle II or Conflict.

        http://www.alanhawk.com/reviews/bg16.html

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        • #5
          If you want it to last forever with just basic care, Van Staal.

          The VS series is the old classic, and pricier.

          The VM is a $ step down, but still very solid.

          There are two other series (X and VR) that I cannot personally speak for.
          NYC & L.I. - 1974 \"Classic\" Mako 20\' - Suzuki 2006 DF150 - Fly & Light Tackle, C&R[br]My boat: http://www.classicmako.com/forum/topic.asp?TOPIC_ID=23444#159594[br]Personal website: http://www.georgemcauliffe.com/

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          • #6
            Penn Spinfisher or Battle II. Also Shimano baitrunner 4500B for live lining. Good luck
            Thanks, Mr. Happy
            Home waters - LBI NJ
            1997 Mako 232

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            • #7
              http://t.basspro.com/PENN-Spinfisher...ct/1309031326/

              We're still fishing a few of these that are 20+ years old. Great reels. Rods matched well.

              Jokingly, I wish they'd die so I could justify getting some new ones. We just can't wear them out!
              M20 project-Finally Splashed!
              https://forum.classicmako.com/forum/...r-bottom-paint
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              https://forum.classicmako.com/member...kgfisher/media


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              • #8
                Check out the new Tsunami Shield spinning reel. $ 100 reel that is sealed and getting good reviews. I checked them at Tackle Direct they are sweet. The 5000 even comes bailless. Alan Hawk should do a review of the Shield.
                [br]Margate NJ[br]1989 Mako 211[br]2009 Etec 200 HO

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                • #9
                  Penn and ugly stiks


                  Gailhunter[br]1996 231 2011yamaha f225xca offshore[br]

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                  • #10
                    quote:


                    Originally posted by Gailhunter


                    Penn and ugly stiks





                    you a southpaw?
                    76 25 \"Aenigma\"[br]73 17[br]Richland/Long Beach, MS[br]http://www.classicmako.com/forum/topic.asp?TOPIC_ID=14182[br][br]17 project[br]http://www.classicmako.com/forum/topic.asp?TOPIC_ID=56176

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                    • #11
                      Yes.
                      ..........
                      Gailhunter[br]1996 231 2011yamaha f225xca offshore[br]

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                      • #12
                        just curious due to the the left handed SQL reels pictured.[]
                        76 25 \"Aenigma\"[br]73 17[br]Richland/Long Beach, MS[br]http://www.classicmako.com/forum/topic.asp?TOPIC_ID=14182[br][br]17 project[br]http://www.classicmako.com/forum/topic.asp?TOPIC_ID=56176

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                        • #13
                          No worries. I actually am fine with either but my wife only likes the lefty reels. []
                          Gailhunter[br]1996 231 2011yamaha f225xca offshore[br]

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                          • #14
                            [quote]Originally posted by Gailhunter


                            Penn and ugly stiks

                            Yes to the Penn's, no to ugly stiks- no backbone!
                            Matt221[br]\'89 Mako 221 w/ Zuke 250[br]\'77 Mako 17\' Angler (under construction)[br]Auburn,AL[br]

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                            • #15
                              Closing the loop, a friend gifted me two Shimano6500 bait runners on star rods, so Ill work with that for a bit.

                              I also scored some powerful braid at Dicks sporting goods for a steal.

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