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PostPosted: Sun Jan 04, 2009 11:06 pm
STONE_C.F.H


Posts: 11
Location: Rosemead, CA

I recently aquired an old Penn 60 Long Beach conventional reel and was just wondering if anyone had a few bits of information regarding this reel. I was hoping to pair it up with a decent rod and use it as my heavy setup for targeting the bigger pier species [bat rays, small sharks, shovelnose, ect.] What are the specs and ideal line weight for this reel, and would it be a good choice for this type of fishing? If so what would be a good rod to pair it with? Thanks
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PostPosted: Mon Jan 05, 2009 12:07 am
SurfFisher08


Posts: 1264

I have several of those. They are a pain in the ... to cast but are great for the boat/kayak.
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PostPosted: Mon Jan 05, 2009 6:22 pm
Bat-Ray-Dave


Posts: 1787
Location: Anaheim

Yes, very heavy brass spool not made for casting and the gear ratio is very low.
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Bigger baits get the bigger Rays. I get laughed at until they see what I hook-up with.

Default settings unless otherwise noted.
Place = Newport Bay dock
Bait = Big Squid
Rod = Sabre Stroker CTS6455-BRNG
Reel = Penn 114h 6/0 Full-Aluminum Frame
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PostPosted: Thu Jan 15, 2009 8:51 am
dsrtegl


Posts: 342
Location: Rohnert Park, Ca

I Collect Penn Reels and fish them extensively as they are basically bulletproof.

They CAN be cast quite well with proper spool adjustment and PRACTICE....You will never cast light weights with them but 4oz or so should do ok.

They are also a low speed reel which is not such a bad thing when wrangling big fish.....Again....It just takes PRACTICE.

Not the best reel for the job but cheap, durable, and easy to repair with minimal tools.
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