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What about Shimano

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#1 Nazz315430

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Posted October 17 2015 - 06:38 PM

I have been considering a Shimano reel to use when surfcasting.
I am not too familiar with them.
What would be a good reel to get to use with a 12 foot surf rod when going for Blues and striped bass???

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Posted October 17 2015 - 07:10 PM

Stella

#3 Nazz315430

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Posted October 17 2015 - 07:51 PM

the price is ridiculously high.
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Posted October 17 2015 - 09:09 PM

Wow- that's a long pole...


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Posted October 17 2015 - 09:41 PM

704Z with a bailess conversion the fish don't bite the reel they bite the bait.
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#6 PaPaBear

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Posted October 18 2015 - 01:46 PM

I bin using the Shimano bait runner 6500 and the 6500-B on the surf for bait fishing i wont use any thing else now
I throw bunker and clam's with them om a 12 foot and 11 foot rods with 8 or 10 oz wights rigged with a bait runner set up

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Posted October 18 2015 - 02:19 PM

Shimano=Loadingdockman Approved!

#8 JJD223

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Posted October 18 2015 - 02:22 PM

I am going to assume that you will be fishing with bait due to the 12' rod, it is kind of big and heavy to be tossing plugs with. The aforementioned Shimano reels would suit your needs fine.

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Posted October 18 2015 - 02:25 PM

I never got into conventional surf casting though I wanted to. Much better working bait with a conventional than a spinning outfit.

If you ever get a chance to see some of the Ron Arra videos of him casting real plugs at the Cape Cod canal on conventional it's awesome.

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Posted October 18 2015 - 03:59 PM

I bin using the Shimano bait runner 6500 and the 6500-B on the surf for bait fishing i wont use any thing else now
I throw bunker and clam's with them om a 12 foot and 11 foot rods with 8 or 10 oz wights rigged with a bait runner set up


Shimano Bait runners are great but I love Penns versions. I went with Penn Live Liners for swimming live bunker while drifting rips for bass.. Both company's make outstanding reels.
In spinning reels I usually give the edge to Shimano, especially in the upper-middle, top end priced spinners. They are super smooth.

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Posted October 18 2015 - 05:05 PM

Shimano gears on my road bicycle . Love them.

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Posted October 18 2015 - 09:17 PM

I am primarily a Penn guy. All of my get with the exception of a Lamiglass 12' surf rod, are penn. I have a 6', 7' boat rods, and 10, 12 foot prevail surf rods.
A friend of mine mentioned Shimano, which was why i have been asking around about them.
My comfort zone really is with Penn.
Right now i have the conquer, battle 5000 and 6000, and for my boat rod the fathom 30. I enjoy them all and have never had any issues with any of them. I should probably stick with my gut, and stay with Penn.

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Posted March 04 2016 - 08:48 AM

I bought one of the new Penn 704Z. They are extremely simple inside and easy to rebuild. They were what the skinsuit rock hoppers would use because the reel could be packed with grease to help keep water out, then Van Staal came along. I'm going to look at a Shimano reel for this season. The 704 is a bit heavy for my 9' Tica. I'm either going to go with a Shimano or a Penn Battle.

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Posted March 04 2016 - 08:54 AM

The shimano Saragossa is a great reel. You get a lot of the Stella technology at a good price point. I think they also make a "surf" version but I'm not too sure

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Posted March 04 2016 - 09:09 AM

Never used a Shimanno spinning reel, just conventionals.

The Penn 700 or SS series always did well for me in the surf. (never got into VS reels)



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Posted March 06 2016 - 08:52 AM

Nazz315430


just wounding if you ever got that new reel ? and witch one you picked.
Are you ready for the surf yet?

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Posted March 06 2016 - 09:28 AM

They havent started reproduction for the 710z but they are easy to find and are a great match on a 9ft. Same simple guts as the 704/706 but a smaller lighter reel.





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