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Anyone use a lews speed spool or pro qualifier regularly in saltwater?  How do they hold up?

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Many of my close friends use the pro qualifiers inshore and have been doing so for many years. The reel is rated for saltwater and has the guts to handle it. Not sure on the Lew's, sorry.

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Honestly the H2O Xpress Mettles are great for speckled trout and slot reds. They hold up great, and if anything is to go wrong they have an awesome warranty. I know I recommend them in like every thread, but you can't beat them for $60. The aluminum frame and centrifugal brakes are worth the $60 by themselves.

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As a saltwater fisherman my advice is leave it at home, but I'm on record as being a 100% spinning user.  With all due respect to the question, not enough information is given.  What is your target species, fishing from boat or shore, and if it's shore is it a beach, a jettie or a sea wall.  I personally have a different set up for each one of those scenarios (more than 1, lol). 

From my own experience for general usage, I want at least 30" ipt on a reel and mh rod, for a general set up you have to be prepared for the unexpected.

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Thanks everyone for responding.  Sirsnook, I vacation in south carolina and fish the marshes for reds, flounder and speckled trout.  I usually use spinning gear, but I love my baitcasters.  What advantages do you see with spinning reels? 

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Thanks everyone for responding.  Sirsnook, I vacation in south carolina and fish the marshes for reds, flounder and speckled trout.  I usually use spinning gear, but I love my baitcasters.  What advantages do you see with spinning reels? 

Only my opinion and not having a number of differerent combos.  I think a reel that has 30" or more IPT is more conducive casting for inshore species.  I prefer a reel with a single crank arm, I think the longer handle cranks with more leverage.  I prefer a single larger knob over 2 small knobs, to me it's beneficial with a good fish on.  I'm a braid user, if I do get wind knot it's generally closer to my leader, if I have to cut I think I may lose less line than from a backlash from a b/c.  It's one thing to catch flounder and trout, another to catch an overslot redfish, even a 20 pound one is a brute and they can go much bigger.  Then there is always the unexpected species.  For me the choice for having but one outfit with me would be a 4000 spinner, again only my opinion, but use what you are comfortable with, there is no right or wrong just personal choices.

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