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Looking for a reel I can take to the ocean and fish as well as something I can use to throw big swimbaits and catch some big catfish with. I know that's going to limit it in each aspect, but it being a good sea reel is most important as I go to the at least once a year. I don't mind if it's a low profile or round reel. The main thing is that I want to stay under $500 for the whole setup (looking for rod suggestions, too). I have no brand preference, as long as the reel does its job and does it well. Any suggestions?

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Check out the new Shimano Tranx Casting Reels and either the Okuma SBX Swimbait Casting Rod or the Okuma Guide Select "a" Series Swimbait Casting Rod.  

 

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The Abu Garcia Revo Beast is $400, but honestly seems a little expensive for the reel. Anyone else use these?

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On ‎7‎/‎22‎/‎2017 at 11:17 PM, Pikeman12 said:

The Abu Garcia Revo Beast is $400, but honestly seems a little expensive for the reel. Anyone else use these?

 

I've messed with display Abu's and I've tried my dad's Revo STX. I just don't like them. The Black Max is unbeatable in it's price range, but their higher end reels aren't worth the money they want, in my opinion. They're good reels, I'm sure, but they don't exceed in anything. For the price, I can get a Shimano, Daiwa, or Lew's and have a much lighter, further casting, and smoother reel that feels a lot more quality.

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I've got a Revo Toro Beast 61 for sale, looking for $250 shipped, PayPal. It's spooled with 40 lb Suffix Hi Vis.

 

It's been sitting on my shelf since I bought it this winter. It's never been casted, and the braid has never seen water. I bought it to use for bottom fishing, primarily in saltwater, but since I bought my kayak, I can't see myself using such an expensive reel on the kayak in case it goes overboard. And honestly it's just too much reel for the inshore fishing that I do.

 

Only blemish is on the handle nut. I tried switching out the handles to see how each one felt and didn't have the right size wrench, so there's a small scratch on the nut.

 

If interested I can post pics.

 

Thanks,

 

Cy

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Alright, so I know I said I have a $500 budget, but is the Calcutta Conquest saltwater friendly? If so, I'll save up for one of those, because I've been wanting one since joining this site and seeing them in the, "Show Off Your Stuff," thread.

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1 hour ago, Slipknot_Fan666 said:

Alright, so I know I said I have a $500 budget, but is the Calcutta Conquest saltwater friendly? If so, I'll save up for one of those, because I've been wanting one since joining this site and seeing them in the, "Show Off Your Stuff," thread.

 

Most any reel can be used in the salt so long as you take care of it and don't dunk it very often.

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28 minutes ago, PatrickKnight said:

 

Most any reel can be used in the salt so long as you take care of it and don't dunk it very often.

 

Oh, I know. I just don't want to take a $500+ reel into the salt if it isn't designed to withstand it and end up with a corroded mess.

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I believe all the Calcuttas and Conquest are saltwater proof.

In fact, that is where those reels originated from.

Many people use them for saltwater fishing.

 

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16 minutes ago, mrpao said:

I believe all the Calcuttas and Conquest are saltwater proof.

In fact, that is where those reels originated from.

Many people use them for saltwater fishing.

 

 

Then that'll probably be what I go with. Just gotta figure out what size i want to go with.

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9 hours ago, Slipknot_Fan666 said:

 

Then that'll probably be what I go with. Just gotta figure out what size i want to go with.

 

 

What type of fish will you be targeting? I regularly go after 30+ inch Redfish on 10 lb braid and a 3000 size spinning reel. In fact short of a large Tarpon I have caught just about every inshore fish the states of Florida and Texas can offer on that same reel.

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4 hours ago, PatrickKnight said:

 

 

What type of fish will you be targeting? I regularly go after 30+ inch Redfish on 10 lb braid and a 3000 size spinning reel. In fact short of a large Tarpon I have caught just about every inshore fish the states of Florida and Texas can offer on that same reel.

 

Basically whatever I can catch off of piers and inshore in Myrtle Beach and maybe Florida or South Alabama. It'll also be used for some catfishing. I think a 300 will be fine, but I don't want to go too small with it. I want to go as small as possible.

 

I've never done any kind of saltwater fishing, so I have no idea what to expect, which is kinda why I'm so confused on all the options.

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I use a Tranx 500 for muskies in the summer and bull reds in the winter. It's an awesome reel. So far this year, the Tranx 400, which is smaller and less expensive, has been really good too.

 

Saltwater fish can make very long runs, so I definitely wouldn't go smaller than a Shimano 400 or Revo 60. I've actully been spooled on my Tranx 500.

 

You can get a decent 12 foot surf rod for $125. If you get a good reel and use a heavy enough weight, you'll be able to cast over 100 yards with the wind at your back, which is another reason you'll want a high capacity reel.

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