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Old 08-25-2020, 09:22 PM
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Default What is the spinning reel to have to jog for reef donkeys here in the GOM?

What should I get reel wise?
Old 08-26-2020, 01:06 AM
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I use a my Talica 16 II for straight drop downs.
However if it’s rigged for trolling I use my back-up
Penn 6500 Slammer 3
The important thing is having a good pole with a great backbone.
Keeping the pressure on them puts a lot of stress on your rig.
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Penn Spinfisher 6500 or larger for offshore.
This AJ was caught on that older Penn SS sitting on the gunnel ( left )
Think it was a 5500 SS , sold it a few ago...... ICM

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Daiwa BG would probably work. I have a couple 5000's I use for tossing baits to lemonfish and jigging for snapper and love them.
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probably best to post a budget when asking. I've got a BG 6500 w/ 65lb power pro on a trevala jigging rod that I think is going to be a lot of fun with some 120-250g jigs. That being said it's not in the same conversation as something like a slammer III, saltist, saltiga, or any of the high end shimanos
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Originally Posted by dawgsfish View Post
probably best to post a budget when asking. I've got a BG 6500 w/ 65lb power pro on a trevala jigging rod that I think is going to be a lot of fun with some 120-250g jigs. That being said it's not in the same conversation as something like a slammer III, saltist, saltiga, or any of the high end shimanos
not really wanting to spend $$$ Stella money
but I known that I’m gonna need something substantial for amberjack and blackfins

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Dawia BG or new Penn battle III
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Given your location, I'd have to assume that you'd be fishing for them around the drilling rigs. That would mean that one of the most important factors for the reel will be the max drag specification, as you will have to be capable of seriously putting on the brakes, or losing them into the platform legs.

I don't have quite the same situation here, but still have to stop them before they make it down to structure (wrecks). When fishing AJ's I primarily use Shimano Saragosa 10K's (33# max drag) in most cases or 20K's (44# max drag) when expecting monsters over high relief wrecks. Strong and smooth without breaking the bank.

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I agree with the Saragosas 10000 or 20000.
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I have a SSV 7500 on a Carnage Jig rod. 100Lb Braid.
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Fun to catch on my 6500 Daiwa bg (33lbs of drag)
on a 6'6" Tiger Lite Jigging rod.



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Price range or price point matters here.
Any major manufacture reel priced over 250 will work, like the saragossa.
If you want cheaper I'd take the cabo 80 over the daiwabg and I do love daiwa bg's.
The cabo80 is a steady awesome winch for us. We bent the main gear a couple years back and they sent us a new one. Only time the reel been in the shop in like 6 or 7 years.
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Over 2 bills Shimano Saragossa

Budget friendly, Daiwa BG all the way. I own several and love them, haven’t been shy about promoting them here.

If you want something in the middle of the two price wise the Spheros is a nice reel as well. Have fished the 10k a bunch. I fished a Stella for the first time last week, and believe it or not, it didnt reel itself and the fish didn’t jump in the boat just because I was holding a $1000 spinning reel.
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Daiwa BG - Good
Shimano Spheros SW - Better
Shimano Saragosa - Best
You don't need to spend more unless you are trying to impress yourself or your friends.
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Saragosa and they just revamped it. New one’s should be out in October I believe. May be able to find a deal on the current ones when the new one releases.
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Originally Posted by tarpononecharter View Post
Daiwa BG - Good
Shimano Spheros SW - Better
Shimano Saragosa - Best
You don't need to spend more unless you are trying to impress yourself or your friends.
I have 4 BG's that Ive been using offshore for about 2 years now. No issues.
Alan Hawk likes the Spheros SW and I have thought about adding a couple.
But I can get 2 BG's for the price of 1 SW..
So that kind of stops me from getting the SW.
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Originally Posted by 95wellcraft View Post
I have 4 BG's that Ive been using offshore for about 2 years now. No issues.
Alan Hawk likes the Spheros SW and I have thought about adding a couple.
But I can get 2 BG's for the price of 1 SW..
So that kind of stops me from getting the SW.
I own a 6k and a 10k gosa. Great reels waterproof and smooth.
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Originally Posted by 95wellcraft View Post
Fun to catch on my 6500 Daiwa bg (33lbs of drag)
on a 6'6" Tiger Lite Jigging rod.



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X2. I use the same setup fishing on reefs and I've put the smackdown on cobia and AJ's. And this setup was for about $160 per combo.
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I have a Penn Spinfisher IV 8500 and I was told that it's not a good reel to do what I want.

Is the Saragose 20K that much better?
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Originally Posted by midcap View Post
I have a Penn Spinfisher IV 8500 and I was told that it's not a good reel to do what I want.

Is the Saragose 20K that much better?
Are you talking about the 4th gen (ssg850)?
or the ssv?

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