Reels for CRAB SNARING??

DSRTEGL

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#1
About Destroyed my Okuma Corrida 65 at this point
My Ancient Shimano Baitrunner just can't handle the load
My Penn 525 is starting to struggle
My HUGE Okuma Eclipse 90 IS A PUSSY

I am running out of options here
 
#2
An old school 80’s Daiwa? Something with an aluminum frame, big old cast main gears, a brass pinion and a ratchet or silent dog on the pinion. I got a few if you need one.
 

DSRTEGL

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#3
An old school 80’s Daiwa? Something with an aluminum frame, big old cast main gears, a brass pinion and a ratchet or silent dog on the pinion. I got a few if you need one.
Appreciate the offer......but I am hoping to find a modern spinning reel that can handle the load......I have old Penn Conventional reels coming out my ears and will probably try an old Penn 100 to replace the 525............
 
#4
Saw on the Alan hawk website the fin nor offshore might fit the bill. Technology is from the 80’s though. The quantum Cabo also seems nice, not sure if it is out of your price range. Most people out on Pacifica pier use penn battles of fierces. If you need parts or a donor surfmaster, I got a parts reel for that too, although it is a 200.
 

DSRTEGL

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#5
Saw on the Alan hawk website the fin nor offshore might fit the bill. Technology is from the 80’s though. The quantum Cabo also seems nice, not sure if it is out of your price range. Most people out on Pacifica pier use penn battles of fierces. If you need parts or a donor surfmaster, I got a parts reel for that too, although it is a 200.
Yah.....Those are a BIT out of my price range.......Was looking at the Penn Battle and Fierce but have to wonder how they will hold up because any reel of mine gets USED and slightly ABUSED
 
#6
Daiwa df 100a? It’s pretty much a 70’s reel anyways, with a ratchet on the main gear. Heavy too. Still standing on the old Daiwas. Got a bg20 that’s older than me and is still smooth and silent. They used to make those reels overbuilt. The only thing else that lasts that long are the old Spinfishers and the old school penn conventionals. The ones with the steel mains and pinions should last until they need another owner. Long Beach 60 mains interchange with surfmaster 100/200 and 309 levelwinds interchange with jigmaster 500/501.
 

mav

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#7
This is a hard one. I'd want to stay cheap on budget too but I don't know of any newer budget spinning reels that would hold up.

The Penn Battle and Fierce are good reels but I've seen some become loose when abused on some pretty heavy stuff with the drags locked up. Heavy, like a whole salad bar of kelp with rocks attached. Then they are given away or sold dirt cheap to somebody who would take them. (Whistling looking up) lol

Them old Daiwas are tanks. All metal construction except the drag knob up front, anti reverse lever, and handle knob.

There is a learning curve casting conventionals so I see why people shy away from them.

Wow, not many people know about the gearing on the old Penn conventionals. That Penn 60 long beach main gear was also used in the 65, 150, 85, 285, squidders, 99 silver beach, 250, 259, 110, and more that I probably don't know about. The difference in speed are the different pinion gears that were used in tandem.

The jigmaster 500 main gear was also used in the 112H.

What? Is the old Penn conventional reel fiend showing? Lol
 

mav

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#9
I have collected old Penn Conventional Reels for decades
I think I may have mentioned this, my first conventional reel was a Penn 60 Long Beach. Still have it. Then the 140 Squidder and the Jigmaster 500. Everything with old Penn conventionals and me owning them snowballed after that.
 

DSRTEGL

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#10
I have the complete set of long beach reels.....Surfmaster Reels.....the 500 series and variants......and all the Squidder Variants......like I said......I collect them.....I just consider their retrieve rates to be too slow for crabbing
 

mav

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#12
I have the complete set of long beach reels.....Surfmaster Reels.....the 500 series and variants......and all the Squidder Variants......like I said......I collect them.....I just consider their retrieve rates to be too slow for crabbing
Wow! I guess we’re in the same boat. I was figuring since the gear ratios were slow, it would be easier to winch snares up a pier.

Penn Fierce or Battle 8000 will last for several years. my Fierce is still going strong after 8 years of hard snaring,
You got a point. Mine were 5000s and I beat on them badly, doing things I shouldn’t have been doing. The 8000s are probably the ticket.