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Old 05-08-2005, 08:39 PM
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Default Advice on new reel

Penn is getting repaired but I am looking to get another reel, non penn as I have 2 already. Any suggestions are welcome. Ideally i'd like to spend under $200 but I'm open to suggestions. Looking to house 20lb to 25 lb test with a 50lb shock leader for casting off a 6' foot, stiff ugly. Thanks in advance.

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Old 05-09-2005, 10:44 AM
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You might want to consider the AVET JX and LX series. The JX is the narrow and the LX is the Wide.


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Old 05-09-2005, 11:29 AM
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Old 05-09-2005, 12:37 PM
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the shimano calcutta 400 may run a little more than $200 but if you handel this reel you'll be sold . :D
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Old 05-09-2005, 01:37 PM
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It realy depends on you own taste, and what you intend to do with the reel,there are alot of reels out there,Shimano makes some beauties,theTLD series are dependable and hold plenty of line they go for around $100, if you want something a little more expensive and quicker The shimano torium TOT-20 holds 420 yds of 20 lb mono and has a 6:1 retrieve ratio,it goes for about $180.
Okuma reels also make some inexpensive reels I have several that have taken a beating and still work great , the Titus (in your upper price range)T-20 holds 550 yds of 25 and costs about $140.....
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Old 05-09-2005, 02:03 PM
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Thanks a ton for the advice guys. I'll have a look into those.

LTF
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Old 05-09-2005, 02:08 PM
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Roccus have you a good post . For two hundred dollars you have a lot of reels to pick from. and good ones.
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Old 05-09-2005, 05:30 PM
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Default I have a Torium

I love it but heck I couldn't imagine casting it like a spinner, nothing but a birds nest for me lol... makes one heck of a boat reel
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Old 05-09-2005, 07:43 PM
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Default Torium's a Winner

I would recommend the Torium. I have two Torium 30s and they have been great boat reels. I have even caught some pretty big sharks using my Torium 30 and they have really held up to the test.

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Old 05-09-2005, 07:47 PM
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I love my okuma Avenger and that was only 55$, but if i had that money I would probabley get a shimano baitrunner or a penn ss series.

Thats just me :)

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Old 05-09-2005, 07:52 PM
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I went with a Shimano Stratic 8000FH. Was around $150. Nice and smooth and a very comfortable handle ta boot. Gonna go break it in tomorrow from the Hudson pier. Thanks again for the advice guys. This is my first non Penn for one of my main rods but I think I'm gonna like it.

LTF
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Old 05-09-2005, 07:55 PM
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Good Choice Lives to fish!!!

I forgot about that one. i hear loads of good things about it.
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