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Old 04-25-2006, 07:37 PM
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Hi

My Dad is looking for a decent rod and reel for fishing in 200 FT of water for snapper in the Sebastian area of FL.

Any suggeststions under or around $300 for both?

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Old 04-25-2006, 08:31 PM
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If he uses casting gear, a Shimano Calcutta 400 is about $200, and a good graphite muskie rod from Bass Pro Shops or Cabelas works well. Use 65 poun.d test braid, and he'll be set. If spinning is required, a Shimano Baitrunner on a decent graphite rod will be under $300
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Old 04-26-2006, 12:00 AM
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He can get a rod and reel combo from Penn under $300. Look for the Penn 114 (red reel) and a good rod. He can use either braided or mono. I run 80# mono on the four I have with no trouble. You can beat on them and they will take it. We use 12 and 16 oz weights to get down. I've landed 60 - 80 lb fish on these rigs and you should be in the $ 225 - $ 250 range. Good luck.
 
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Daiwa Saltist 40 with 65lb braid and a decent graphite/glass composite rod. Tax might push it over $300 but its close.
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Old 04-26-2006, 03:11 AM
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Daiwa Saltist + Shimano Trevala rod.
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Old 04-26-2006, 08:57 PM
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Hi Guys,

Thanks for the info. My Mom talked to the guy with whom my Dad fishes with ( I'm in NC and they live in FL). He said that Dad would need a Penn 000 reel that will take 300 yards of 125 Lb Test Power Pro Dacron.

What would that translate to? Would that be comprable to say the Senator 114H?
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That's heavy line for 200'. Don't need anything more than 65# and less is adequate for everything but the fattest of groupers. But if you need 125#, the Penn 113H should fit 300 yards; check the line diameters and compare to what Penn lists as monofilament capacity for that reel. The 114 is a big reel, probably too much.
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He will like the gear ratio on the 114H better and it will hold the line he wants although it is overkill using 125lb. He won't need more than 80lb line. Here is the Penn page and remember, the red reels are going to last longer and he won't burn out the spool or drag as fast as the black reel. IMO

http://www.pennreels.com/01_products...enatormain.htm
 
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Penn Jigmaster or Penn Squidder (old ones are better) and a Penn Powerstick $125 plus or minus ten bucks. High retrieve to get the line in is very desirable. I use them and have no reservations recommending them to anyone wanting to use forty pound or lighter mono or braid of a similar thickness.
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I would go with the Avet SX and a StCroix SWC70MF.

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Im with Usta on the reel except I would bump it up a bit...perhaps the avet mx or jx
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meant avet mx or LX
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Thanks guys! That gives me ideas. I really appreciate the input.

Tight lines!

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Auburn1 - 4/25/2006 11:19 PM

Daiwa Saltist 40 with 65lb braid and a decent graphite/glass composite rod. Tax might push it over $300 but its close.
Saltist 40 or 50. I retired my Diawa 400H and Penn 113H for Saltist 50 with braid. They are lighter and smaller, but more power with smoother drag. Its a big difference for a few more $$.
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MrPat - 4/29/2006 9:17 AM

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Daiwa Saltist 40 with 65lb braid and a decent graphite/glass composite rod. Tax might push it over $300 but its close.
Saltist 40 or 50. I retired my Diawa 400H and Penn 113H for Saltist 50 with braid. They are lighter and smaller, but more power with smoother drag. Its a big difference for a few more $$.
MrPat, what test braid do you use with the ST50 and for what application? I just bought a 50 to use with 50# braid for grouper but I'm thinking I should have bought the smaller reel. Might step up the line strength and put it on a stiffer rod.
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