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68camaro

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Spinning reel size
« on: November 21, 2015, 07:08:54 PM »

What size spinning reel would you suggest to pair up with a Megabass Orochi 6'10" X4 F3-610X4S Aarons Martin Limited? Line will be 4 or 6 lb flouro.

It will be used for light finesse presentations/techniques.
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Re: Spinning reel size
« Reply #1 on: November 21, 2015, 08:04:19 PM »

With that line size you can probably go down to a 1000 reel, but I would rather have a 2000 or even 3000 because fluorocarbons tend to like larger spools better.

A lot of it also depends on which size reel will balance the rod better, that will depend on the actual reel model and the size.
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Re: Spinning reel size
« Reply #2 on: November 21, 2015, 08:39:17 PM »

A lot of it also depends on which size reel will balance the rod better, that will depend on the actual reel model and the size.

Thanks for response. I discovered today I don't like 9 oz reels on it. I have an older Pflueger lying around so I put that on it and it felt much to heavy and didn't balance well at all.  I just weighed it and it is 9oz, so now I know I need to go well below 9 oz to get feel I am after.

Is specific gearing a big deal for my uses? Of the reels I am looking at gearing is around 6.0:1, but I just saw some  light weight Pfluegers but gearing is 5.2:1 even on a 3000 size reel.   Should I be looking to maximize line takeup per turn?
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Re: Spinning reel size
« Reply #3 on: November 21, 2015, 09:51:41 PM »



Is specific gearing a big deal for my uses? Of the reels I am looking at gearing is around 6.0:1, but I just saw some  light weight Pfluegers but gearing is 5.2:1 even on a 3000 size reel.   Should I be looking to maximize line takeup per turn?

Everyone's definition of finesse fishing is different but I like 2000 as  Pferox mentioned and yes I go faster than 5s because often times when I'm finesse fishing like drop shotting for example I'm usually targeting a specific target.
Like to get it back and cast again.
Another note, often when using lighter lines I find faster allows me to control the fish better keeping tension and avoiding spit outs or worse yet...line breakage.
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Re: Spinning reel size
« Reply #4 on: November 22, 2015, 06:43:45 AM »

I would go with a stradic in the 2500 size...The larger spool helps with flouro.
 
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Re: Spinning reel size
« Reply #5 on: November 22, 2015, 09:10:05 AM »

For bass fishing I'm partial to 2000 - 2500 sized spinning reels as well.


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Re: Spinning reel size
« Reply #6 on: November 22, 2015, 07:39:45 PM »

I have a shimano Stradic ci4+ 2500 on that exact rod. If you go smaller the coils get tighter with fluoro causing some problems. The combo is actually a tiny bit tip heavy.
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Re: Spinning reel size
« Reply #7 on: November 22, 2015, 08:29:58 PM »

I have a shimano Stradic ci4+ 2500 on that exact rod. If you go smaller the coils get tighter with fluoro causing some problems. The combo is actually a tiny bit tip heavy.

I am leaning towards the Ci4 in 2500.

What size line are you running? Do you like the setup, do you think a 1000 or lighter reel would improve tip being heavy, and is it enough to make a difference? Have you experimented with braid and flour leader on it?

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Re: Spinning reel size
« Reply #8 on: November 22, 2015, 08:32:36 PM »

I like the 2500 size for bass fishing
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Re: Spinning reel size
« Reply #9 on: November 23, 2015, 07:00:18 AM »

A smaller reel would make the balance worse. You would actually need a heavier reel to balance it better. I use sunline sniper 7lb on it. I don't play with braid much since the water here is gin clear. It's actually a combo I bought for my wife to use after her wrist surgery. She needed something super light.
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Re: Spinning reel size
« Reply #10 on: November 23, 2015, 08:46:16 AM »

I use a lot of longer rods which tend to be tip heavy and they can tear you up worse than an overall heavy combo.  Using a balancing kit or even just adding a quarter or two under the butt cap makes a world of difference in handling capabilities.

I agree with Anal, when doing finesse fishing more line take up per turn is important, especially when using lighter line.  I usually find myself pumping the rod a lot more than when fighting a more equalizing line.  Although if you look at my reels most are in the 5s or even 4s, just because of the models I have. 

Since I'm fishing in the salt, there are times where 40lb line is the same as fishing with 4lb for bass, so although the gear is a lot heavier it is still takes the same techniques needed for 4lb on bass.  When fishing that heavy, rod balance comes into play a lot more because of the extra weight.

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