Reel for Team Daiwa 12ft surf rod

#1
I'm looking for recommendations what reel to pair with 12 ft Team Daiwa for long casting. I usually use 65lb-80lb braid line.

I usually use Okuma Avenger - I think price/quality they are good. I'm open to new suggestions
 

Reel Newbie

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#2
What size? I’d suggest at least a penn pursuit 6000 or any of the reels above it with a metal frame. I use a pursuit 2 6000 with 40lb braid on my 10ft ugly stick for sharks and rays. It holds up pretty well and the one gripe I have is the line lay with smaller diameter braid, but for the thicker stuff it shouldn’t matter too much.
 
#3
I'm looking to use this setup for long cast, hope to beat distance I get with 11&12 ft ugly sticks. I moved to daiwa due to rod weight and it should be able to handle up to 16oz lure...
 

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#4
Sounds a lot like a crab snaring setup. Fierce or a battle in 6000 or greater should do alright. I see a lot of them on Pacifica pier with 30lb mono. You might be able to get more distance with thinner braid. Max weight I’ve put on my ugly stick is 8 ounces for really rough conditions, but I usually use 5-6 ounces on a rod rated for 1-3. I’ve tried crab snaring with it, but it’s not really my kind of thing on piers,
 

pinfish

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#5
that's really heavy. unless you're a big guy with strong fingers to hold that line when casting a spinning reel, I would switch to conventional reel and rod
 

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#7
Come to think of it, why don’t many people use conventionals for crab snaring anyways? Bails won’t slam shut, fingers won’t get cut, and they hold a lot of mono.