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Old 03-23-2008, 12:51 AM
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Hey all, recently got into the whole salt water thing. I have a couple of rods that a buddy gave me and in the process of fixing them up. I am trying to figure out a cost effective (cheap) reel. any recomendations? or any things to look for when buying? I know freshwater stuff and I assume there are lots of similiarities but don't want to spend my money on stuff I don't need, not yet anyway.
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Old 03-23-2008, 10:17 AM
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You don't mention whether these are spinning or conventional rods. Nor what size etcTake a drive over the bridge and stop into see Rick at Fore River Tackle, or Ronnie over at the Sportsman's Den on Southern Artery, by the Meineke.

They should be able to give you some good ideas.

You may also want to join the Mass Striped BAss assoc. They meet at the Viking Club. On the 4th Wednesday of the month I think. It's by Quirk/old Quintree Mall.
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Old 03-27-2008, 09:42 PM
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Thanks, I have talked to Rick some, he has given me much of my beginers advice. He is very smart and super helpful to a new guy. I bought my first saltwater rod from him....for some reason I had a brain fart about him being there. Think it had something to do with the sign being changed, glad to see the Fishing sign up again.
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Old 03-28-2008, 09:39 PM
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There are many ways to go. Penn reels are a good bang for the buck. I have Penn 650ssm reels that, IMO, are decent. Some like Shimano baitcasters.
Other less expensive are Okuma reels. Alumina's, and Salina's have metal bodies, and aren't too costly. One thing I look for in a reel, is one that the bailer won't slam shut on a cast. That can be annoying as well as costly, if you're tossing plugs. Now you are prolly asking, well how do you know that?
The reels I mentioned won't ha:smile that problem, I know by experience.
Those are spinning reels.
If your into the conventional scene, I like Abu 6500's and Abu 7000 reels.
These are products I use, and find reliable.
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