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Old 08-11-2011, 09:21 PM
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i looked into the shimano tekota 600 with 40lb braid and an 8 foot ugly stik for chunking macs and jigging eels etc. from beach and piers. is this a good setup?
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The Shimano Tekota 600 is a trolling reel. Would not be recommended for casting from beach or pier. That set up would be fine on a boat, but very out of place in the surf.
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Old 08-11-2011, 11:34 PM
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What about the smaller models like the tek500?
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Old 08-12-2011, 12:18 PM
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The Tekota line of reels are designed for trolling. If you're wanting a reel for surfcasting there are much better choices in that price range.
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What would be a good surf/pier reel that has a levelwind in the same price range as the tek600 thatwould be set up good with an 8 to 9 ft rod
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Old 08-12-2011, 06:43 PM
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The Abu Garcia C3 reels are not only less expensive, but they're workhorses and cast great. For general surfcasting, the 6500 size works great. I have several of them myself and they're a joy to use,,, just don't get sand in them
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Old 08-12-2011, 07:13 PM
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Great ill look into that reel but what pound test of braid would u recommend and what lenth rod I'd like to use a setup that works good for both jigging and chunking
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Have you ever casted a conventional reel on a surf rod before? There's a learning curve involved and if you're starting from scratch I'd recommend you stick with 20-30lb mono until you get the feel for it. It takes practice to learn how to handle a conventional casting reel, and backlashes are a pain in the butt to pick out of braid.

A 6500 size pairs well with most rods in the 9' to 11' range, but you'll have a tough time finding a rod that will cast a 1 to 2 ouce jig AND a 4oz bank sinker with half a bunker equally well. Most folks who will be doing both end up going with a couple rods, one for each weight range they will be casting.
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What would be a acceptable surf/pier reel that has a levelwind in the aforementioned amount ambit as the tek600 thatwould be set up acceptable with an 8 to 9 ft rod
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