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#11321877 - 01/04/16 10:57 AM Saltwater reel in Freshwater?
DancesWithSquirrels Offline
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Registered: 09/27/15
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Loc: Carrollton, Texas
I've heard that saltwater reels can be used in freshwater, but is this true? I'm looking for a nice reel that can hold up to 20# mono line, but freshwater reels just don't seem to have that option... unlike saltwater.

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#11321922 - 01/04/16 11:18 AM Re: Saltwater reel in Freshwater? [Re: DancesWithSquirrels]
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Usually this question is asked in the other direction (freshwater tackle used in saltwater). Absolutely no problem with using a saltwater reel for freshwater fishing. Less maintenance, less corrosion, etc.

If you're fishing for stripers/hybrids or big catfish, an Ambassadeur 7000 series reel would be plenty big and hold lots of 20# mono.
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#11321978 - 01/04/16 11:51 AM Re: Saltwater reel in Freshwater? [Re: Uncle Zeek]
DancesWithSquirrels Offline
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Thank you for the information!

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#11322137 - 01/04/16 01:10 PM Re: Saltwater reel in Freshwater? [Re: DancesWithSquirrels]
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Won't work. The fitgidigit needs salt in order to work.
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#11322280 - 01/04/16 02:21 PM Re: Saltwater reel in Freshwater? [Re: Streetwalker]
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Originally Posted By: Streetwalker
Won't work. The fitgidigit needs salt in order to work.
Bahhahahaha
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#11324537 - 01/05/16 12:27 PM Re: Saltwater reel in Freshwater? [Re: Uncle Zeek]
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Originally Posted By: Uncle Zeek
Usually this question is asked in the other direction (freshwater tackle used in saltwater). Absolutely no problem with using a saltwater reel for freshwater fishing. Less maintenance, less corrosion, etc.

If you're fishing for stripers/hybrids or big catfish, an Ambassadeur 7000 series reel would be plenty big and hold lots of 20# mono.


I perfer the 6000 series. The 7s are a little big.
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