Choosing Spinning Reels
Posted August 18 2012 - 10:39 PM
Am I correct in assuming I wouldn't want to use something like abu 102 on a MH rod?
Posted August 19 2012 - 03:08 AM
Posted August 19 2012 - 05:31 AM
Posted August 19 2012 - 11:22 AM
Posted August 19 2012 - 11:43 AM
Pfluegers are a little different, my 35 supreme is 8.8 oz, 12# drag holding 200 yds 8# line, to me that's a 2000 reel with more line capacity (one of the reasons I bought in the first place, i used it for snook). I think max drags are a bit misleading, as you are setting the drag based on your line weight. For example my soron stx 20 has a drag of 16 vs the 35 supreme at 9, but both are set about the same.
I guess you can call a reel what ever you want, the stats are the stats.
Posted August 19 2012 - 06:52 PM
For me, I love M, XF rods from 5'9" to 6'3" and my mainstay spinning reels are Shimano Stradic 1000FI models with 10 lb yellow Power Pro mainline. I like my setups to be shorter and lighter. I'm getting older, so this is what suits me, may not suit you at all!!
Personally, I see no need for anything more than a 1000 size reel. Muskie? Yeah, I'd go bigger, but I've not met a bass I couldn't handle yet. Yet. When I do, then I'll think about it.
Look at it this way, you want to be prepared for whatever you might catch, BUT, you also need to know how to handle a fish if you're not using your optimal gear at the time.
IE., if you hook a monster with 4lb test on a 5' ultra light setup, you won't give up because you don't have your 7' MH + a 3000 or 35 or whatever size reel! No, you will fish accordingly, play it, use your hand to supplement the drag on your undersized reel and work it to bring in the prize.
A M rod can have a 1000-4000 size reel if you want. Probably wouldn't put a 1000 on a MH rod, though. Spool the M setup with lighter line, the MH with heavier line for heavier fishing.
Use what feels good in your hands and gives you confidence for whatever is lurking in that waters you fish.
Shimano | Daiwa | St. Croix | Etc.
Posted August 20 2012 - 06:46 AM
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Posted August 21 2012 - 08:02 AM
to the store. Saddle them up and you will find what feels best. Both reels are great bass
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