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Oldfart9999

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Spinning reel size
« on: September 10, 2019, 07:00:19 AM »

I keep reading about the best size, the recommendations seem to be for 2500s I would beg to differ. I would recommend a 3000(30 size) or larger, Yes they weigh a bit more but the advantages, IMHO, out weigh the weight increase. First advantage is the larger spool makes for smoother line release on a cast which makes for longer more accurate casts. The line retrieval is smoother with a lessening of line twist, yes, you'll all tell me to use braid, eliminates all line twist, well no it doesn't, it lessens it but doesn't eliminate it, use a jerk bait  or other retrieve that requires some slack during the retrieve and the braid will twist and when that happens it gets nasty. The larger reel increases line pickup speed, for a lot of bait retrievals that helps, sometimes a lot. The larger spool, also gives you more time before having to re-spool. you can let more line come off before changing it because  the spool still has  the line higher on the spool.
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Re: Spinning reel size
« Reply #1 on: September 10, 2019, 07:35:03 AM »

I prefer 2000s or 2500s myself. I primarily use 10-15lb braid and while they will cast a mile I'm usually skipping light plastics or drop shotting.   
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Re: Spinning reel size
« Reply #2 on: September 15, 2019, 09:17:22 AM »

I'm 2500 size user myself. Bigger than that for bass fishing is too much reel imho. For inshore saltwater applications 3000 sizes are ideal.

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Re: Spinning reel size
« Reply #3 on: September 15, 2019, 02:40:32 PM »

I only carry one spinning outfit, for wacky rigging, and it's a Tatula 2500 on 7'0" on MXF Tatula spinning rod.

I agree with Lou, anything bigger feels awkward.

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Re: Spinning reel size
« Reply #4 on: September 15, 2019, 02:43:46 PM »

My wife uses a Shimano Nasci 2500 and it handles  anything she catches from Bass to mudfish to Stripers.  Her rod choice is the Dobyns Fury 663.  I too was a bit concerned about the reel size but it has proved to be the perfect choice and was recommended by Kevin Rush at Pro Reel.
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