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PostPosted: Mon Nov 14, 2016 8:30 pm
linesider


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I have been looking at the Penn Battle 2, Conflict, Spinfisher V and the new Daiwa BG SW to use for crabbing mostly from the Pacifica Pier but may also use from beach for crab and stripers.

How would these reels hold up to the extreme loads put on reels when hauling in large dungeness. I fish with conventionals and have used them for crabbing but would like to get some spinning reels for the wife.

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Craig
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PostPosted: Mon Nov 14, 2016 8:54 pm
Sofa King


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Get the big Penn reel. The Battle 2 8000 is fine and will not break.
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PostPosted: Sun Jan 22, 2017 1:56 pm
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Have a follow up question reels for crabbing. I'm doing fine with my Okuma ABF50 for crabbing and shore fishing, but with tax refunds inbound I'm definitely gong to be getting a new rod & reel and was looking at both Penn Battle 2 8000 as well as the Slammer III; how important is a higher gear ratio in terms of crab snaring? The 8000 is 5:3:1 (pretty sure my Okuma is 4:5:1) and the Slammer III's I'm looking at are the 6500 (5:6:1) up to the 8500 (4:7:1).

Rods will likely be another Ugly Stik but in the 12ft range unless I find something sturdier & longer for around the same price.

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PostPosted: Mon Jan 23, 2017 10:25 am
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Decided on the Penn Prevail 12' and Battle 2 8000. Really looking forward to putting them through the paces this weekend as the weather starts to clear up!
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PostPosted: Tue Jan 24, 2017 4:51 am
Sofa King


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sea_forager wrote:
Decided on the Penn Prevail 12' and Battle 2 8000. Really looking forward to putting them through the paces this weekend as the weather starts to clear up!


That should do the trick.

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