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#11918517 - 11/05/16 02:46 PM Punching Reel
BeardedBanker Offline
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Registered: 01/06/13
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Loc: Queen City, TX
What reel do you guys like best for punching mats with 1oz+?

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#11918577 - 11/05/16 03:23 PM Re: Punching Reel [Re: BeardedBanker]
bigbass94 Offline
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Lew's Super Duty

One of the best punching reels on the market is the Super Duty. It's specifically built for big baits and heavy duty techniques. It has high quality gears and components, it's just a brute of a reel. And it's only $180. I believe you'll be pleasantly surprised.
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#11918601 - 11/05/16 03:37 PM Re: Punching Reel [Re: BeardedBanker]
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#11918689 - 11/05/16 04:30 PM Re: Punching Reel [Re: BeardedBanker]
Jake Shannon(Skeet4Life) Offline
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Supper duty is a tough reel big old handle and it holds good amount of braid

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#11918768 - 11/05/16 05:15 PM Re: Punching Reel [Re: BeardedBanker]
Brad R Offline
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I know this is likely not your intention but take a look at the attachment I have added here. It describes one very successful fisherman who used a 4000 series spinning reel. Why? Because he can get it into spots easier. And, he can achieve an advantage because he can punch through with a lighter weight since the line coming off a spinning reel is naturally slack. Worth a read.

Brad

Spinning tackle for punching?

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#11918940 - 11/05/16 07:06 PM Re: Punching Reel [Re: BeardedBanker]
GIG'EM AGGIES Online   content
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I've got a good reel, I just need to find the mat to use it. Where's it at ?
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#11918979 - 11/05/16 07:43 PM Re: Punching Reel [Re: BeardedBanker]
wyatt c Offline
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Loc: abilene, tx
the super duty and bb1 pro are both great reels for punching! i believe the new wide spool super duty would work just as well!
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#11918997 - 11/05/16 08:04 PM Re: Punching Reel [Re: BeardedBanker]
Bugzout10 Offline
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Registered: 06/23/13
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Curious what a reel matters for punching I would think you would put more emphasis on the rod and line

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#11919016 - 11/05/16 08:13 PM Re: Punching Reel [Re: BeardedBanker]
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Ok..I'll go the other direction.

I think a reel that holds 250 yards of ANY line is a waste and inappropriate for a very short line presentation.

I think that a 70 series reel or a "SV" shallow spool type reel, with a really fast ratio of at least 7.9to1 would be better.

Lighter weight, less wasted line, faster allowing more pitches, punches, or flips....and lighter for less fatigue at the end of a 8-10hr fishing day.

Of course these are my opinions.
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#11919066 - 11/05/16 08:43 PM Re: Punching Reel [Re: Brad R]
collincountytx Online   content
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Loc: Dallas, TX
Originally Posted By: Brad R
I know this is likely not your intention but take a look at the attachment I have added here. It describes one very successful fisherman who used a 4000 series spinning reel. Why? Because he can get it into spots easier. And, he can achieve an advantage because he can punch through with a lighter weight since the line coming off a spinning reel is naturally slack. Worth a read.

Brad

Spinning tackle for punching?


I used to do this--still use a strong 4000 saltwater spinning reel for large swimbaits; but those reels are heavy and flipping and pitching with them for long periods of time created some tendonitis issues. It is easier to skip and shoot under docks, etc with spinning reels, but it wasn't worth the aches and pains. Works well for large swimbaits--just casting out a long way and slowly retrieving most of the time.
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#11919076 - 11/05/16 08:50 PM Re: Punching Reel [Re: BeardedBanker]
Cobra190 Online   content
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Registered: 06/11/13
Posts: 118
Loc: Rusk, America
My favorite is an 8-1 high speed Tatula R type. The HS (any brand) gets you some more pitches when dropping a jig all day.

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#11919078 - 11/05/16 08:51 PM Re: Punching Reel [Re: BeardedBanker]
kevine80 Online   content
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Registered: 11/20/15
Posts: 377
Loc: humble texas
dont think the reel is that important

i use a cheap-o abu black max --i think the emphasis should be line/rod -- i use a 7.7 veritas heavy with the yellow power pro braid --i like the visibility

punching is a close range task ----!

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#11919171 - 11/05/16 09:49 PM Re: Punching Reel [Re: BeardedBanker]
Ryan Somerville Offline
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Registered: 02/18/09
Posts: 299
Loc: Belleville Ontario Canada
I like the curado 201HG for punching very durable reel. And Power Tackles PG105-7'6
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#11919250 - 11/05/16 11:01 PM Re: Punching Reel [Re: BeardedBanker]
SAKS Offline
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Registered: 07/23/14
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I like any of the Revo's from Abu. I use an STX for my flipping rig.

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#11919451 - 11/06/16 08:09 AM Re: Punching Reel [Re: GIG'EM AGGIES]
bassmanrudy Online   content
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Loc: Bossier City, LA
Originally Posted By: GIG'EM AGGIES
I've got a good reel, I just need to find the mat to use it. Where's it at ?


I just spent 2 days down in Morgan City LA fishing the Open. You have ALL THE MATS THERE YOUR HEART DESIRES!!!!!!! That's all we(I was a co so between both days partner) did for 2 days!! Stuff that had 6-7 grasses mixed together or some places just hyacinths but it was THICK and MILES AND MILES OF IT!!
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