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Old 06-24-2008, 04:53 AM
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Default Re: rod and reel for stripers

IMO, that 3500 sized reel is just too small for any type of surf action. The smallest reel I have used, in the surf, for small plugs and such, is a reel in the 4500 range. I have a Shimano Spheros 5000, which is now the smallest I am using this year. It's a tad larger than a 710, which is also about the smallest size I would use. I just don't think the spool has a great line capacity, and on the Spheros, I use Fireline.
IMO, Fireline is spinner friendly, more so than braid.
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