Best reels?????

Old 02-21-2011, 04:38 PM
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Default Best reels?????

not sure how to start a vote thread but here is the question.
Gulf coast of FL with Bahama trips here and there.

if you were buying a new boat and wanting to outfit it with the best rods and reels which would you prefer:

Penn International




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What species are you targeting?
Offshore,big game it would be Penn International
Inshore baitcast, Shimano, or Accurate
Spinning setup, Shimano
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Go to Daiwa's website and take a look. I have some Penns and Shimanos, but the Daiwas I have are my favorites.
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mainly bottom and trolling.

bottom being grouper, snapper, amberjack, cobia

trolling for Mahi, King fish, spanish mackerel, sailfish

and when we get to the bahamas tuna, marlin and wahoo
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Penn Internationals for trolling and Penn Torques for spinning.
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I have a set of 6 Internationals, 2 50's and 4 30's. These will take care of my trollling needs.

I also have 4 Shimano TLD 25's that I will use for bottom fishing as well as light tackle trolling for dolphin and sails.

4 Penn 704z spinners for swim up dolphin action at the boat and cobia fishing

2 Shimano 700 Calcuttas. These are great for Yellowtail snapper fishing and shallow water dropping for Red snappers.
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The Canyon HSX30 would be absolutely perfect for you! Given that they are a great reel with a drag that would whip anything, the 30 would be my buy out of the given list!

The Penn are over priced and the drag is nothing special. The shimano's are OK, but again, for the money, not worth it in my mind. The Canyons? Well, they are quickly becoming a name brand and I would get them before they become a top shelf reel with a top shelf price tag attached.

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I sell just about every reel available, but whats been trending for fishermen is smaller stronger reels.

One that has been fitting the bill is indeed the Canyon line of reels.

For example, the EX 30 is Half the size of the Shimano Tiagra 80 yet it has a higher drag rating and is able to handle very large fish.

I've been offshore fishing for many years and was a die hard Penn guy. But if some one can put a small lighter reel in my hand and tell me it will out perform all else. I'm trying it.

So the last couple of years we have switched more of our own reels to the canyon.

Again, I sell them all and would love to sell any reel someone requests, this is just something I like to share with those who have not yet tried one.

This fish was brought boatside in under 30 min with the EX30. Est live weight is 230-240-lbs/ Gutted and gilled it weighed 212lbs
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