pierfishing.com :: FAQ :: search :: memberlist :: album
  Sign-up as new user :: log in



Sign-up as new user | I forgot my password

Page Previous  1, 2
PFIC Message Boards >> Rod and Reel Advice/Seminars Reply to this topic
>> Versatile Conventional Reels [topic: previous/next]
PostPosted: Tue Jan 12, 2016 2:27 pm
Sin_Coast


Posts: 1842
Location: Marina, CA

No Abu Garcia's on your list? The Ambassadeur 6500 is one of the most versatile reels on the market. I also like the big 7000i. Or some of the newer low-profiles like the Revo Toro (not as simple to maintain tho).
_________________
Oh I'm sorry, I thought this was America?! hahaha
Top of page
Send private message Visit poster's website Make a quoted reply on this post
PostPosted: Wed Jan 13, 2016 11:47 pm
red fish


Posts: 2538
Location: Berkeley Pier

Sin_Coast wrote:
No Abu Garcia's on your list? The Ambassadeur 6500 is one of the most versatile reels on the market. I also like the big 7000i. Or some of the newer low-profiles like the Revo Toro (not as simple to maintain tho).


Pat, the 6500 is definitely on my list, as I have two of them. But, for the heavy-duty use, they really don't work. In heavy current, I cast 8-16 ounces of weight into sometimes 40-60 feet of water in the Carquinez Straits (the area of the old Mothball Fleet ships). That current rips like nobody's business on a strong outgoing tide (in too). As well, you get a lot of flotsam and other debris that move down the straits and San Pablo Bay and get caught on your line. Dragging that in along with all that lead (let alone a sturgeon in the current) takes a reel with a great deal of torque. The Abu's body flexes on weight like that and is beyond maxed out. More of a reel that you would use for tuna is appropriate, especially with a lever drag and some good low gears.
Top of page
Send private message Make a quoted reply on this post
PostPosted: Mon Apr 04, 2016 11:30 am
jcool


Posts: 62

Daiwa introduced a new reel the Saltist H-C Levelwind Casting Reel
STTLW20H-C. $229 retail
It has all the features
6:1 gear ratio
Automatic clutch engagement
CRBB bearings
clicker
levelwind
holds 260 yds 40 lb braid
Weighs 18.3 oz.
20 lb carbon drag
designed for casting.
(the larger 30 size holds 300yds 50 lb braid & weighs 19 oz)
Top of page
Send private message Make a quoted reply on this post
PostPosted: Fri Apr 08, 2016 8:42 pm
Sin_Coast


Posts: 1842
Location: Marina, CA

Thanks for the reply & info, Red.
_________________
Oh I'm sorry, I thought this was America?! hahaha
Top of page
Send private message Visit poster's website Make a quoted reply on this post
PFIC Message Boards >> Rod and Reel Advice/Seminars Reply to this topic
Page 2 of 2  Page Previous  1, 2
Display posts from previous:   
Jump to: