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Old 12-09-2004, 04:31 PM
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I'm looking for a reel to match my 9ft. Okuma Solaris(M) mainly for surf fishing and bank fishing in the Hudson. I'm looking at the okuma reels b/c of price. I want something with a baitfeeder since I often use bunker rigs, but also toss spoons. Do u think that a long cast spool really makes a difference? I am looking at the the Okuma Corrida, Epixor EB-50 or the Coronado CD50 and they don't have long cast spools.
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Old 12-21-2004, 09:29 PM
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If you are looking for a true Long Cast Spool, Daiwa cannot be beat. They put the most effort into the design of their spools. If you are using braid, you can try a Daiwa SS2600 Whisker (price btwn. $85-100) or if you use braid or mono, there is the Daiwa Team Advantage 4500S which is a good casting reel (price btwn $100-140).

Don't discount the Shimano Spheros 6000($100) which casts great and has a waterproof drag.

I have two Okuma Coronado Bait-runner style reels which I use for fresh water(Carp) but they are built for saltwater use. They baitrunner feature comes in handy so my rods dont get flung in the water from a sudden strike. Its happened to me already! I really like the Shimano Baitrunner and the Thunnus but I was looking for a more economical reel for my specific use and I went with the Okuma. So far, so good. :)
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Old 10-04-2007, 07:38 PM
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It being Thursday and Bump thread day
The wide spool on the Daiwa emlem pro spinning reel allows for a rocket cast on a heaver rod.
Like purple noon says the daiwas are great for the price. I think the emblem pro was around $140. I have a 5500 and use it on a 12' 6" breakaway rod.
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Old 10-04-2007, 10:39 PM
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If you want a baitrunner then stick with the Shimano. It's a proven reel that can hold up to the abuse of striper fishing.

I traded a guy a pair of homemade plugs for a pair of Corridas - I got the bad end of that deal. Talk about total crap reels.
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Old 10-05-2007, 12:15 AM
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Oh yea and the Daiwas not a baitrunner.
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Old 10-04-2008, 01:05 PM
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Default Re: long cast spool for surf

emcast is just as good or better than the emblem at 80 bucks. i fish mine on a 12 foot penn surf rod for plugging. casts a mile
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Old 10-04-2008, 10:34 PM
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I can't spool a reel for 20 bucks...............................
Aint a reel made for 20 that can handle a real bass.
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Old 10-05-2008, 12:09 AM
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I can't spool a reel for 20 bucks...............................
Aint a reel made for 20 that can handle a real bass.
Hear, hear .....
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Old 10-05-2008, 12:37 AM
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Default Re: long cast spool for surf

My thunnus Casts a mile on my ten foot.
And it having water proof drag is a must. Its been dunked over and over and never rinsed so far no problem. Jay has one for some time now its runs flawless AINT HAS NOT BEEN SERVICED.
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Old 10-06-2008, 10:47 AM
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I have the Epixor EB-80 for one of my chunking rods. It does just fine. I have actually had less problems with it that my Baitrunner 6500. My pluggin rod I use a oryx it has an oversized spool and I can cast as far as anyone else. I've seen bad reviews on this reel but I have had no problems other than having to take apart and clean after every outing. I actually fixed this 'problem' by packing it with bearing grease.
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Old 10-06-2008, 10:53 AM
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Is this GOOG english??? Or does it mean that is has been serviced?
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Old 10-14-2008, 07:45 PM
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okuma makes a good reel, mine has been under water (taking a fish off the end and didnt realize it) and works the same as it did. i like okuma they make nice stuff.
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Old 10-05-2009, 08:50 PM
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Thunnus,Thunnus,Thunnus.
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It being Thursday and Bump thread day
The wide spool on the Daiwa emlem pro spinning reel allows for a rocket cast on a heaver rod.
Like purple noon says the daiwas are great for the price. I think the emblem pro was around $140. I have a 5500 and use it on a 12' 6" breakaway rod.
150 I paid for one, use it specifically at the canal. Great for the price and does cast 1 mile. If you want higher end the Saltiga Surf is roughly the same design but the body construction is better (Magnesium body) and some other improvements 450.00
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Old 10-26-2009, 02:49 AM
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If you want a baitrunner then stick with the Shimano. It's a proven reel that can hold up to the abuse of striper fishing.

I traded a guy a pair of homemade plugs for a pair of Corridas - I got the bad end of that deal. Talk about total crap reels.

Hmmm I hear that
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