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?
Wed Mar 13, 2013 5:07 am
What kind of budget?
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 ?
Wed Mar 13, 2013 8:24 pm
red wrote:What kind of budget?
could I get something decent for 50 euro?
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.
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
Thu Mar 14, 2013 9:09 am
if its the 13 foot i,d go for a 6000 or 7000 size reel
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
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.
Thu Mar 14, 2013 11:05 pm
I had a stradic 5000fj on a daiwa supercast bass and it was pure bliss. Loaded with braid mind you.
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?
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.
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.
Mon Mar 18, 2013 6:15 pm
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
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
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.
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...
Wed May 29, 2013 8:25 am
odessa bass will take a 6500 or 5500 multi ,its quite a powerfull little rod
i had one and used it with a bait runner alot aswell
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