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Old 03-19-2011, 02:22 PM   #1
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Default whats the best spinning reel for Cobia?

I am looking to set up a rod for Cobia. I will be using braided line. I'm not sure on the best reel for the job. All my current reels are Penns. Suggestions?
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Old 03-19-2011, 02:32 PM   #2
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Penn SS or slammers 7500 should be fine for cobia. You may want a mono top shot of 50lbs to add to that braid, 40-50ft maybe for cobes.
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Old 03-19-2011, 02:40 PM   #3
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An old 706 20 lb mono 8ft glass rod and fluorocarbon leader
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Old 03-19-2011, 02:41 PM   #4
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Throw the Penns in the garbage and get a Shimano. Penn is now mostly made in China and they are not made like they used to be. They used to be the standard that reels were measured by but that is not the case now. Look at the Spheros or better for a great reel.
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2nd Spheros for the $$$$ 8 ft. half hitch cobia special.. 30 lb. ande.. w/ 50lb flourocarbon leader
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Stella 10000!
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Old 03-19-2011, 05:53 PM   #7
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Theres nothing wrong with going old school and getting an old Mitchell 302 with the manual and crosswind.
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Old 03-19-2011, 06:15 PM   #8
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a pen 950 will catch any thing, i caught a marlin with one and landed him in about 10 min
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Old 03-19-2011, 08:40 PM   #9
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Default Cobia Reels

I have a Mitchell 402 which was bought some years ago and has served me well.

It has the PUM, Crosswind cam and Smooothie drags. It is mounted on a 9 foot composite rod which I built myself. I don't really know how many times that I've rebuilt it.

Some people report problems with braid, which I don't, because I don't use it in the first place.. I still use Berkeley BG or Ande monofilament lines. I do like the Suffix Tritanium. C2
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Old 03-19-2011, 08:48 PM   #10
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If money isn't a problem, I second that Stella 10,000 SW on a good 7 - 9 foot rod.
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