Re: Need reel advice (punn intended)
Personally I prefer spinning gear for topwater due to the higher retrieve rates.
The Daiwa Team Advantage in the 4000 size throwing 14 lb braid on a 7'+ glass or composite rod would be a topwater machine.
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