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Braid or fluoro/mono?  You’re basically talking a light to medium saltwater rod. A 4000 sized reel would be okay with 50 lb braid but if you’re going fluoro/mono then you’ll want a 5000/6000 size for line capacity. 

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On 2/4/2024 at 12:01 AM, casts_by_fly said:

Braid or fluoro/mono?  You’re basically talking a light to medium saltwater rod. A 4000 sized reel would be okay with 50 lb braid but if you’re going fluoro/mono then you’ll want a 5000/6000 size for line capacity. 

Yeah pretty much. Going to be using fluoro/mono. Thank you!! 

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What is your budget?

On 2/4/2024 at 8:05 AM, bulldog1935 said:

I would go with the new Stradic 

 

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You would think that they'd list the line pickup. Gear ratio isnt that  important on spinning gear.

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I have favorite old Mitchel Reels. I also have many spools pre loaded with different lines, weights and a small brass snap on the end of each spool. All the reels are really light salt water reels.  But I can switch the spools as I want to, while fishing. My vest has spaces for 2 spools if I wade. 

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My choice would be a 3000 backed with mono and topped with 75 yds of 30# braid. If you really want to stick with mono/fluoro I’d up to a 4000 with a limp, treated line. Going up in size is more about arbor size than line capacity. 

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