Fixed spool for bass rod

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Fixed spool for bass rod

Postby shortcircuit » Wed Mar 13, 2013 12:14 am

Hi all just looking for some advice on a fixed spool reel for a potential new rod.
I'm looking at getting a light beachcaster 3-4oz for bass something like a Penn powerstix.

What would ye have in mind as a good partner to a rod like this?
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Re: Fixed spool for Bass rod

Postby red » Wed Mar 13, 2013 5:07 am

What kind of budget?
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Re: Fixed spool for Bass rod

Postby roger de dodger » Wed Mar 13, 2013 9:44 am

a fixed spool spinning reel would be nice on it not a little namby pamby one something a bit bigger ,abu do some half decent ones at resonable money which power stick are you looking at bass,13 foot or 15 foot ?
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Re: Fixed spool for Bass rod

Postby shortcircuit » Wed Mar 13, 2013 8:24 pm

red wrote:What kind of budget?

could I get something decent for 50 euro?
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Re: Fixed spool for Bass rod

Postby shortcircuit » Wed Mar 13, 2013 8:26 pm

roger de dodger wrote:a fixed spool spinning reel would be nice on it not a little namby pamby one something a bit bigger ,abu do some half decent ones at resonable money which power stick are you looking at Bass,13 foot or 15 foot ?

maybe 13 ft.
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Re: Fixed spool for Bass rod

Postby john86 » Wed Mar 13, 2013 10:25 pm

Get a size 4000 shimano reel you will get a good one for 50euro they will outlast the other brands of reel.Any bigger than a 4000 on a light bass rod feels to heavy in my opinion.Think paul mason on here east coast tackle is now stocking shimano gear he is sound to deal with.
I have shimano reels for nearly 20yrs with and i wouldnt be the most gentle with stuff and i ve never had a single problem stay away from cheaper brands the wont last long
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Re: Fixed spool for Bass rod

Postby roger de dodger » Thu Mar 14, 2013 9:09 am

if its the 13 foot i,d go for a 6000 or 7000 size reel :wink:
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Re: Fixed spool for Bass rod

Postby andy k 85 » Thu Mar 14, 2013 8:41 pm

I'd go with the 13 ft rod its nice and light for scratching away. I think the 15 is to big
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Re: Fixed spool for Bass rod

Postby TomCat » Thu Mar 14, 2013 10:27 pm

Have a look for Abu cardinal 177 swi, brilliant little reel for the money and should balance a 2-4 oz rod nicely.

If its a surf rod for fishing bait for bass I'd suggest to look at the shakespere salt flattie a traditional style light rod that you could ledger for bass and hold in your hand in the surf.

This style of fishing is brilliant, ledgering a bit of crab along the surf waiting for that distinctive bite and run of a bass.
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Re: Fixed spool for Bass rod

Postby roryodonnell » Thu Mar 14, 2013 11:05 pm

http://www.alanhawk.com/reviews/soro.html
I had a stradic 5000fj on a daiwa supercast bass and it was pure bliss. Loaded with braid mind you.
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Re: Fixed spool for Bass rod

Postby shortcircuit » Sat Mar 16, 2013 8:33 pm

have actually picked up a light 2-4oz Shakespeare odessa bass rod 11'6" on the for sale section here. I assume anything bigger than a 4000 would be too heavy on a light rod like that?
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Re: Fixed spool for Bass rod

Postby TomCat » Sun Mar 17, 2013 12:42 am

I don't thing so I'd being looking at A Shimano 5000 size or a Daiwa 4000 size for a rod of that rating should balance it well, but its up to personal preference in the end.

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Re: Fixed spool for Bass rod

Postby shortcircuit » Mon Mar 18, 2013 2:28 pm

right folks last question on this- for fairly close in work, non heavy duty would 12lb line be sufficient?

cheers for all the responses everyone.
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Re: Fixed spool for Bass rod

Postby roryodonnell » Mon Mar 18, 2013 6:15 pm

Plenty
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Re: Fixed spool for Bass rod

Postby lucky13 » Sat Mar 23, 2013 1:57 pm

i ususally use a 6000 size reel on rods over 12 ft.the new penn fs battle looks deadly :wink:

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Re: Fixed spool for Bass rod

Postby highwatermark » Sat Mar 23, 2013 6:54 pm

Use an 11' 6" Shakespeare Salt Bass 2-4oz with Shimano 5000 GTEB, 12lbs fox super steel.......no problems......no fish either yet, I find it nice and balanced setup, light enough to hold close in for surf
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Re: Fixed spool for Bass rod

Postby sailnfish » Thu Apr 04, 2013 1:40 pm

I use a Penn Captiva 2 6000 on a Shakespeare salt 11'6 Bass rod rated to 4oz. The 6000 size reel feels good to me on a light bass rod although I can also see how people could prefer a lighter reel while legering.
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Re: Fixed spool for Bass rod

Postby stevo74 » Thu Apr 04, 2013 6:51 pm

I use a shimano 6000 on a 12ft6 rod so I'd say a shimamo 5000 would suit a 11ft6 better...
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Re: Fixed spool for Bass rod

Postby roger de dodger » Wed May 29, 2013 8:25 am

odessa bass will take a 6500 or 5500 multi ,its quite a powerfull little rod :D i had one and used it with a bait runner alot aswell :wink:
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