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Old 02-06-2011, 02:59 PM
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Hey guys, going to start gearing up for the spring fishing soon and want some opinions. Im looking for 2 new inshore reels that will typically be spooled with 10-15lbs line, fishing west central Fl for redfish, snook, flounder, mackeral. Will be on a 7'rod and want to keep the reels under $100.00. Thanks for the advices.
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Old 02-06-2011, 03:38 PM
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Shimano Spheros 4000 or 5000...I fish the 4000 loaded with 30lb braid here in the northeast for schooly stripers, blues, false albies & bonito - for right around 100 bucks its well worth the money.
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Old 02-07-2011, 05:13 AM
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The new Penn "Battle". I used to be strictly Shimano - but this new Penn is outstanding.
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Old 02-07-2011, 05:21 AM
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Old 02-07-2011, 07:58 AM
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Originally Posted by g8rnsc View Post
The new Penn "Battle". I used to be strictly Shimano - but this new Penn is outstanding.
I usually don't recommend reels because some people are set on a particular manufacturer but these Penn Battle reels are unbelievable for the price.
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Old 02-07-2011, 08:13 AM
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In your price range, I like the Daiwa Coastal. If you go with the Spheros, (I just ordered 2) don't go over the 4000 or the weight becomes way to much to handle for all day casting
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Originally Posted by UNCFISH View Post
spheros

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Old 02-07-2011, 02:39 PM
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I love my Penn Sargus.
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X2 for the diawa coastal. I have a 4000 and love it with 30lb braid
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Old 02-07-2011, 05:11 PM
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Hurricane Calico Jack 7' rod CAJ 455 or 456
$45

Shimano Sedona 4000
$55
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Originally Posted by A Few Dollars View Post
Hurricane Calico Jack 7' rod CAJ 455 or 456
$45

Shimano Sedona 4000
$55
I'd buy that rod just for its cool name.
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I'm a fan of Okuma reels. All spinning reels I have are Okuma, some over 10 yrs old and never had any issues with any. I believe you can pick up an Avenger for around $35.00 on E-bay.
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I've had good luck with a little Shimano Sahara 2500 spooled with braid. I think it retails for $79.99.
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Originally Posted by nickmo View Post
I'd buy that rod just for its cool name.
I love them. I bought 8.
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I have several but the Shimano Sahara 2500 and Okuma Inspira 30..Both have been great reels.
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I would go with Spheros, as I have a lot of experence with them and they are great bang for the buck. I have never fished but have handled the new penn Battle and was very impressed, dont overlook this one. Sargus is also a good reel.
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Originally Posted by squid kid View Post
I love my Penn Sargus.
Yep. Me too.

Also look at the Penn slammer 360
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Penn Battle or Shimano Symetre. Dom't go above 4000 class.
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Shimano are great but i got the penn battle. Skip the sargus as it doesn't have the ht 100 drags like the battle.

Look for coupons at cabelas or bass pro and the battle will be an unbeatable deal.
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