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#10990609 - 07/21/15 08:43 AM Salt water spinning reel
saltwannab Offline
Green Horn

Registered: 07/20/15
Posts: 4
Loc: NE Texas
I come to the coast several times a year to wadefish for trout. Last week my favorite spinning reel (gave up the ghost) and I'm in search for another. The reel that crashed is no longer produced, any suggestions?

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#10990873 - 07/21/15 09:59 AM Re: Salt water spinning reel [Re: saltwannab]
Pat Goff Online   content
TFF Team Angler

Registered: 01/29/05
Posts: 4986
Loc: Marble Falls/Seadrift
I have no loyalty to any reel or brand, but I will say the Okumas seem to be holding up the best.
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#10991323 - 07/21/15 01:00 PM Re: Salt water spinning reel [Re: saltwannab]
skeeter22 Online   content
TFF Celebrity

Registered: 10/02/03
Posts: 7453
Loc: Lake Highlands, Brady
In use both Penns and Shimanos.

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#10991350 - 07/21/15 01:13 PM Re: Salt water spinning reel [Re: saltwannab]
Tejas Trofeo Offline
muy pequeño hombre

Registered: 06/30/10
Posts: 16349
I like the shimano saharas

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#10991687 - 07/21/15 03:15 PM Re: Salt water spinning reel [Re: saltwannab]
South Florida transplant Offline
Outdoorsman

Registered: 09/05/14
Posts: 91
Loc: Fort Worth, TX
You can't go wrong Penn or Shimano, just keep clean and rinsed and they will last years.

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#10991725 - 07/21/15 03:28 PM Re: Salt water spinning reel [Re: saltwannab]
CamB Offline
Green Horn

Registered: 07/06/15
Posts: 5
Penn Battle, solid metal best spinning reel I've used in the salt

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#10991798 - 07/21/15 03:52 PM Re: Salt water spinning reel [Re: saltwannab]
saltwannab Offline
Green Horn

Registered: 07/20/15
Posts: 4
Loc: NE Texas
Thanks for your comments, any special models?

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#10992063 - 07/21/15 05:32 PM Re: Salt water spinning reel [Re: saltwannab]
Jim Ford Offline
Extreme Angler

Registered: 01/28/12
Posts: 1199
Loc: Texas
All of the major manufacturers build good reels. The best bang for your buck would probably be Okuma; I have a few of them and they've held up well -- with reasonable care.

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#10992168 - 07/21/15 06:19 PM Re: Salt water spinning reel [Re: saltwannab]
Slow Drifter Offline
Pro Angler

Registered: 06/23/10
Posts: 748
Loc: CenTX
I pulled two off the rack that I've had very good success with. First is, let's see, ummm...it's a Penn CLL 5000 Live Liner, second is an Okuma EOS Si-55a. The Penn is a bait-runner style, the Okuma is strictly a lure slinger. I've had them both for several years and with minimal maintenance no strange grinding noises yet.
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#10994053 - 07/22/15 04:07 PM Re: Salt water spinning reel [Re: saltwannab]
TimL Offline
Outdoorsman

Registered: 09/18/09
Posts: 71
Loc: Corpus Christi, TX
I have a Penn Battle that has been a very good reel for salt water, although I wish I could get better casting distance with it. I had a Shimano that cast better but that did not last as long. I also had a good Quantum. As another guy posted, there a good quality reels from most manufacturers. I even have a 25 dollar Shakespeare spinning reel that I bought that has been a good one.

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#10994687 - 07/22/15 08:54 PM Re: Salt water spinning reel [Re: saltwannab]
saltwannab Offline
Green Horn

Registered: 07/20/15
Posts: 4
Loc: NE Texas
Thanks for all your input.

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#10994690 - 07/22/15 08:56 PM Re: Salt water spinning reel [Re: saltwannab]
saltwannab Offline
Green Horn

Registered: 07/20/15
Posts: 4
Loc: NE Texas
As I have said, I'm a wadefisherman and I throw nothing but plastic, cast after, cast after cast.

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#10995053 - 07/22/15 11:41 PM Re: Salt water spinning reel [Re: saltwannab]
hooterhead Offline
Green Horn

Registered: 04/17/15
Posts: 6
I have 2 of the okuma trio high speed. One is the 55 and the other a 30. I use the small one for wading for flounder, reds, etc. They have held up very well so far.

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#10995249 - 07/23/15 07:07 AM Re: Salt water spinning reel [Re: saltwannab]
BODA Offline
Outdoorsman

Registered: 06/10/14
Posts: 219
Loc: Eagle Mountain Lake
I fished with Penn battles and they will hold up to lots of abuse, but they are HEAVY. I picked up a stradic from the bargain cave and it is noticeably lighter and ( running the risk of sounding like a sissy) less fatiguing. if youre casting 1000 times in a trip it adds up

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#10995280 - 07/23/15 07:21 AM Re: Salt water spinning reel [Re: saltwannab]
Jim Ford Offline
Extreme Angler

Registered: 01/28/12
Posts: 1199
Loc: Texas
Weight is very important, especially when wading and holding the rig up out of the water all day. You can really tell the difference at the end of the day.

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