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  • What is a good spin reel & rod for both freshwater and saltwater? I am also looking for what would be a good line and streanth f

    What is a good spin reel & rod for both freshwater and saltwater? I am also looking for what would be a good line and streanth for it. Any suggestions would be greatly appreciated.

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    A lot depends on what species, especially salt water, that you'll be targeting. I'm currently out of the loop on tackle brands, but have had a lot of experience in the past and know that bass tackle will handle lots of inshore species like speckled trout, redfish, flounder, sheephead, etc. but if you start getting into stripers, jacks, cobia, big bluefish and king mackerel size fish, you had better be looking at a reel with a good line capacity (200 yd. 15lb. test minimum and that's if you're fishing from a boat) and a drag that won't stick, freeze up or burn out. Good brands that are still around are Penn, Diawa and Shimano. Tight lines and good fishing.

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    • #3
      I forgot---whatever tackle you decide on, it is imperative that you clean it up well with fresh water after each use in the salt or you'll soon have an expensive chunk of corrosion hanging on your rod. That salt water can be bad news and if there are any parts that can corrode, they will, and even if they can't, they might. Best of luck.

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      • #4
        I like castaway and all star rods, great rods and not too expensive. I use mostly shimanos on my bait casting and spining rods. Like CR said clean especially after use in salt water, folow the cleaning recomendations that come with the reels. other reels I own and like are Penn and abu garcia. YOu can find some quality reels for a decent price at bass pro, cabelas or gander mountain.

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        • #5
          for line strength, for bass and inshore fishing, I'd go down to 8 for light duty bass fishing and 10-12 for most all other uses.

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          • #6
            go with the penn captiva combo and put 12 pound bearkly big game line in green on it. it handles 10 pound stripers to nice bass .

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            • #7
              Agreed with Cgull and + 1 for you sir!!!

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