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Grouper rod for Penn Slammer III 9500

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Old 12-03-2018, 08:59 PM
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Default Grouper rod for Penn Slammer III 9500

pickedbup a pair of 9500s for 50% off and looking for two rods to match them with. Main purpose will be bottomfishing for gags/scamps in 150-180’. any suggestions? Thinking. ATerez TZS69XHBLK, but want to hear what else y’all may recommend.
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Old 12-03-2018, 09:18 PM
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that's awful deep to be fishing for groupers with a spinning reel. Couldn't imagine how your wrist will feel after a decent grouper hits and heading for the rocks.

Many times a 4/0 or 6/0 Penn senator would have it hands full with a 10 to 15 pound grouper using 80 pound test.
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Old 12-04-2018, 12:52 AM
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Agree with captain28570. Its possible on a spinning rod but your Gonna get rocked more times than not on a spinner. Even one that size. I had a 10500 spinfisher on a uglystick tiger lite that we used for jigging for AJs. After one season of fishing that reel blew up. Did catch a couple smaller gags and a red grouper on it but lost a lot more than that.
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Old 12-04-2018, 06:23 AM
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I fish nothing but spinning rods when bottom fishing. We’ve gone as deep as 500’ with spinners and have pulled up 40lb warsaws. . Not sure how my wrist would hurt any more than with a conventional reel and Surprised the Spinfisher gave up the ghost that quick, but the Slammer III is a different animal, supposedly. Water Bound, I may do that. What is yours paired with?
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Conv reel can be sat on the railing or braced on something once you got the fish off the bottom enough.

Much easier on the back and wrist. I like doing it the easier way not the hardest.

i know many groupers I caught with a 4 or 6/0 reel would have probably got you in the rocks with a spinning reel.

Groupers are hard enough to catch anyways. Why make it harder.

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Old 12-04-2018, 03:28 PM
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This reel puts out 60lb of drag, not that I could handle it. Not sure the difference other than leaving in a rod holder which I don’t ever do, but I do have one reel set up for that that I haven’t used in a year or so.
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I’ve got Cabo 60’s, but they are a smaller reel for the rod. They have incredible power
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