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Spinning reel suggestions for MH rod

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I normally use Shimano 2500 size for all of my M and ML spinning rods, but i was curious what you guys suggest for a MH spinning rod? Would the 2500 size still be a good size to stick with or would i be better off stepping up to a 3000 size reel? Budget is up to ~$200 for the reel. These will be general purpose setups to use for a little bit of everything. Sometimes i take people out that don't know how to use a Baitcaster so its nice to have another option than just a M sized spinning reel.

 

I've also been looking at Daiwa spinning reels (Procyon and Ballistic), but i'm less familiar with their sizing. It seems like their 2500 is bigger than a Shimano 2500 and might be closer to equivalent to a comparable 3000?

 

 

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In the modern Shimano world, 3000 is the same size/weight as a 2500, just with a larger line capacity.

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Most of the spinning rods my wife and I use have the larger 3000  or even 3500 sized reels on them.  I like the Pflueger Supreme 35 sized reel that we just matched up to a Dobyns Sierra SA705SF recently. That is actually a 7 foot heavy fast action rod. It is spooled with 65 pound test Power Pro Spectra line on it and it will be used for frogging.

 

The reel on her jig rod is a Shimano Symetre 3000 and it is on a slightly softer heavy fast action Irod Genesis II.  We use 30 series Pflueger Presidents on our 6 foot light action rods and 35 series Presidents on our medium action rods.  I also use 1 Okuma RTX30S.  All of these reels carry about 185 yards of 8 pound test.  If weight matters the Okuma offers a high speed reel that only weighs 6.6 ounces and is very smooth. 

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