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Spinning reel

Postby kenf41 » Tue Jan 21, 2020 3:28 pm

About to buy a new reel
Has anyone an opinion on the salt safe variety. I see they are gasket sealed but wonder would this be inclined to break down over time

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Re: Spinning reel

Postby Vladimir » Tue Jan 21, 2020 5:11 pm

I have been using Shimano Ultegra 10000 for rock fishing and occasional boat fishing. This has been well washed a few times by rain/salt water. Still great reel.
Those who fish for a bass in surfing condition use Penn Slammer (cheaper) or the salt water version of Shimano Twin Power (more expensive).

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Re: Spinning reel

Postby Go Big or Go Home » Wed Jan 22, 2020 12:48 am

Entrance level reel the diawa ninja. super cheap reel the shimano hyperloop. After them two it's a case of how long is a piece of string.

What's your budget?

You can also keep an eye out for second hand reels on facebook.

Wash your reels in lukewarm water after each use and a quick wipe with wd40 and they'll be fine.
Catch, release, reminisce & repeat

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Re: Spinning reel

Postby kenf41 » Wed Jan 22, 2020 6:32 am

Budget was about 120. Shimano ultegra €140 abu revo 2 €120 and a Penn fierce 11 €90 was what I'd picked out. All 4000 size. Shop just happened to have the Penn perfect nick 2nd hand for €45 so took that. Hopefully that's a decent enough one.

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Re: Spinning reel

Postby Go Big or Go Home » Wed Jan 22, 2020 9:38 am

Hard to go wrong with a penn. Nice find getting one for €45. Best of luck with it.
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Re: Spinning reel

Postby JimC » Wed Jan 22, 2020 10:53 am

kenf41 wrote:About to buy a new reel
Has anyone an opinion on the salt safe variety. I see they are gasket sealed but wonder would this be inclined to break down over time

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What size reel are you thinking of?
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Re: Spinning reel

Postby florinc20 » Wed Jan 22, 2020 11:10 am

Daiwa BG 3000 SW

you can find this reel for about 90 euro @ nordfishing77.at
I don't see any reason to go for a bigger size than this on a spinning rod. This reel is a tank. Full metal, very easy to service. Sturdy and very smooth and great drag for this price.

There's also a mag seal model of the BG if you want it but it's about 140.
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Re: Spinning reel

Postby kenf41 » Wed Jan 22, 2020 3:27 pm

Go Big or Go Home wrote:Hard to go wrong with a penn. Nice find getting one for €45. Best of luck with it.
Tried it on a lake this morning with a few lures. Nice little 4lb pike fell to one so a good start. Lets hope the bass will oblige this summer

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