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What Type of Reels to you Primarly Use to Fish Saltwater?

  • Penn

    Votes: 58 35.8%
  • Shimano

    Votes: 80 49.4%
  • Daiwa

    Votes: 5 3.1%
  • Abu Garcia

    Votes: 11 6.8%
  • Okuma

    Votes: 2 1.2%
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    Votes: 0 0.0%
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    Votes: 6 3.7%
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Shimano (Symetre, Stratic, Calcutta, TLD-15), Penn (5500/4500-SS, 114H, 330-GTI, 500-L), Diawa (Capricorn, Saltist, SHV-30/50)
 

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Penns for all types. The only problem I had is a broken tip on a Torque rod which might have been my fault as it looked like a crimp where it broke. NO, I don't own any stock other than my investment in the rods & reels. Maybe I should have :yes:.
 

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Brandon,

Penn-Trolling, Casting, Heavy Jigging

Abu-Drifting, Light Jigging, Casting

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NO BAIT = NO FISH = NO FISHERMEN
 

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Trolling - Shimano
Baitcasters - Abu Revo Toro
Spinning - Okuma V-system

i use the baitcasters and spinners for light jigging, drifting, and casting.
 

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Trolling is penn. Ive got a pair of oddball quantums that i use for trout. Some daiwas for flounder and drum, an abu, and a tica. My one big spinned is a penn. Plus two smaller pinnacles
 

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Mostly fly fishing in the salt--Ross Reels--excellent performance and value.
All of my conventional and spinning reels are Penn (but mostly more than 20 years old--some are closer to 30+ when there were few brands and Penn was universally the recognized as the best)
 

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What no Zebco's on the pole?....That's what I cut my teeth on as a kid. Started off with a 202 then got a 303 @ eight for my birthday.
Moved on to an Olympic spinning combo then at 15 got an ABU 5500 that I still use every once in a while.As for now like alot of you I have this need,desire,...(addiction) to keep adding stuff to my arsenal. I think we all have favorites and sometimes cycle through what we think brings us luck....(you know fisherman aren't supersticious); primary's go like this for me.
Trolling for stripers- Penn
Anchoring for cobia,drum-Shimano baitrunners,TLD's,and a lucky Diawa sealine 30...ABU 7500.
Drifting-ABU,Diawa
Baitfishing-small spinners-shimano and diawa
Taugin-Sealine 30,ABU.
Casting in the lightline-ABU or shimano spinner or Diawa spinner.

They all are pretty good if you take care of them!
 

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Finn Nor spinning reels should be on that list. I've got 6 of them (small to large) I've been using for over 10 years. I've never had one minute of trouble out of any of them and the drags are smooth as a baby's bottom. They are well made and impervious to salt water. They are FANTASTIC reels and I highly recommend them.

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