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Old 01-13-2011, 11:42 AM
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What would y'all suggest for a good spinning reel/rod combo for lemonfish.

I have currently been using my Penn 750 ss on Penn Slammer rods with 20 lb mono, but I feel thay are a little light for 50+ lb fish. This combo is rather heavy also.

They will mostly be used for casting and jigging 3-5 oz jigs.

I was looking at The Shimano Sorocco or Spheros reels with a Saguaro rod. Looking at less than $250.
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What would y'all suggest for a good spinning reel/rod combo for lemonfish.

I have currently been using my Penn 750 ss on Penn Slammer rods with 20 lb mono, but I feel thay are a little light for 50+ lb fish. This combo is rather heavy also.

They will mostly be used for casting and jigging 3-5 oz jigs.

I was looking at The Shimano Sorocco or Spheros reels with a Saguaro rod. Looking at less than $250.


Just a few more bucks and you can get a Saragosa.
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Daiwa Saltist 4500 (size of most 8000s) spooled with Daiwa Slatiga boat braid 55# test and hung on the 6' heavy jigging rod of your choice. It's a great all purpose outfit that casts very well, has great speed, can be used for bottom fishing and can take on light trolling duty. Roda and reel combo can be had for $300.
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Get a shimano stradic 6000 or 8000 if u dont wanna drop alot of cash. A sustain 6000 or 8000 is under 300 online if you look around.

I have caught a ton of cobia on my sustain 8000 with 30lb braid. It is a beast and can cast far as hell. Biggest cobia to date with that reel was 62 lbs last yr!!! He swam right up to the boat when we were anchored up yellowtailing. Never chased him or anything. Took about 20 minutes. Just my experience with the sustain. Great reel!!!
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By the way... theres not a whole lotta difference between the shimano sustain and the stradic. The main difference is that the sustain has the titanium lip on the spool so it casts alot smoother. But the stradic will take a beating and keep on truckin. I have 2 5000 stradics and 2 6000 stradics for yellowtailing and sandballing. They get tossed around by some customers but they still work great. Had em for about 4 years now and I just service them every year.
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I bought some Spheros 6000 last spring and only used them once before the oil spill and land a 50lb AJ along with a lot of smaller ones. They seem to have held up well and found a guy on ebay that sells them for $60 with free shipping. I found 2 star rods that were 10-20 7ft for $9 and I put 40lb braid on the reels. I love them for what I have them in them.
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Thanks, looks like I have some more homework to do.
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I just bought Penn Slammer 760's with Connley 15-50 rods. I haven't had a chance to use them yet but everything I read was good about the Slammers.
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I'd go with the spheros 6000 or 8000. Or if you didn't mind spending a little bit more money I would go with the stradic or the Saragossa. I have a 8000 spheros with 30lb mono that I use in the panhandle for cobia and it gets the job done
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I am going to go look tomorrow. There is a local shop that should have some to check out. The reason for something light is it will be mostly used by my 13 year old son. He is a lemonfish jigging/catching maniac. The Penns are a little heavy and he hasn't quite got the knack for casting the Toriums. We only made two trips offshore due to the oil spill but he caught 5.
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I picked up a set of socorros at the beginning of last summer (2x 8000x and 2x10000s). I'm not an expert on reels (yet) but in my opinion, It's a solid reel for short money. I think they cost me something like $70 each and I didnt get a smokin' deal on them or anything. Don't get me wrong, it's not exactly as smooth as a stella but with over 20lbs of drag, you should be able to stop a 50 lb fish no problem. I recognize they're not the best reel in the world, but I think they're a very good way to spend $70.
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I own a fin-nor offshore 6500 and it is a fantastic reel! its durable and has a great drag, and good sized line capacity. id take a look at them as well as the spheros and the stradic which are also great reels
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I am going to go look tomorrow. There is a local shop that should have some to check out. The reason for something light is it will be mostly used by my 13 year old son. He is a lemonfish jigging/catching maniac. The Penns are a little heavy and he hasn't quite got the knack for casting the Toriums. We only made two trips offshore due to the oil spill but he caught 5.
As chaos said the stradics are small light and you get a lot for the money. Anything with 20lbs of drag is going to have no trouble fighting a 50lb cobia to oat side. Especially with small diameter 30 lb braid on it. I am now using spin reels on 200 lb tuna and they probably weigh less then your penn 75. Chaos is a light tackle charter guy and likes the stradics. I think that the 4000 or 5000 stradics will handle a cobia no problem. For my cobia fishing in the OBX I sold my older twice too big shimano bait casters spinners because of weight and girth. I also bought one of those new very very light stradic c14 4000{ because I really liked my older style stradics too} this year w 30lb braid and 20 lb of drag available we will see. This reel would be perfect for a 13 year old also. but he cant have mine.
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Daiwa Saltist 4500 (size of most 8000s) spooled with Daiwa Slatiga boat braid 55# test and hung on the 6' heavy jigging rod of your choice. It's a great all purpose outfit that casts very well, has great speed, can be used for bottom fishing and can take on light trolling duty. Roda and reel combo can be had for $300.
100% agree on the reel and line choice (but I use Saltiga 40#). These new Saltist spinners are outstanding.
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We were having issues with our Penn's when fishing the Cobia run in Destin every year so we switched to baitrunners. That was over 10 years ago and I still use them. We tangled with a few over cobes over 100lbs, the largest we ever landed was 103. Caught a bunch of big Tarpon and Sails on them too.
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I bought some Spheros 6000 last spring and only used them once before the oil spill and land a 50lb AJ along with a lot of smaller ones. They seem to have held up well and found a guy on ebay that sells them for $60 with free shipping. I found 2 star rods that were 10-20 7ft for $9 and I put 40lb braid on the reels. I love them for what I have them in them.
PLease share the info on this guy with the reels. Sounds like a great deal. I can't find any under 109.00... and where did you find those rods. Please PM me the info if you will..

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i would get a saragosa 8k for cobies great drag and lots of power. fill it up with 55lb daiwa braid and gtg
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