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Old 02-17-2017, 01:14 AM   #1
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New to the area and 100% of my saltwater experience involves a spinning reel. Am looking for a basic combo for trolling/jigging/deep drop/maybe pier rod. Looking to stay around $120 total. Debating between Penn 113h2/slammer or a Penn Warfare 30 combo. Any suggestions between those two or other recommendations? Thanks in advance.
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The Senator reels have been around for a long time. They are heavy. Not glamorous, but proven and sturdy. Trolling - Sure..you could. Bottom fishing in deeper water - sure. You don't want to jig with this bad boy.

The Warfare is relatively new. Substantially lighter. It's also a levelwind which is nice, but just something else on the reel that can potentially fail. I've never used one. I personally like for a series to be in production for a while before I pick one up.

You listed 3 or 4 very different styles of fishing. I'd think about what you plan to use it for most of the time and then choose accordingly.
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I bought a Penn Pursuit last year at academy b/c someone left my spinfisher at home. Seemed to work fairly well and I was pleased with it. Enough so that I went back and bought another as my "throw around" rods. I don't worry much if they would get damaged for the price. If you're looking for a higher end, check out the Penn Spinfisher.
http://www.pennfishing.com/penn-comb...-penn-pursuit/
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The Senator reels have been around for a long time. They are heavy. Not glamorous, but proven and sturdy. Trolling - Sure..you could. Bottom fishing in deeper water - sure. You don't want to jig with this bad boy.

The Warfare is relatively new. Substantially lighter. It's also a levelwind which is nice, but just something else on the reel that can potentially fail. I've never used one. I personally like for a series to be in production for a while before I pick one up.

You listed 3 or 4 very different styles of fishing. I'd think about what you plan to use it for most of the time and then choose accordingly.
Good advice. Inshore trolling, some pier use (less likely), and some land based shark fishing (I know I should have a 12/0-16/0 reel with piano wire - - but I won't be too serious - a 6 fter would make me happy). I guess occasional jigging with my existing spinning combos is ok. Decent castability would be nice but probably not necessary. Assuming that trolling is the element that spinning reels are least suited to, I guess that should be my main concern.
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I bought a Penn Pursuit last year at academy b/c someone left my spinfisher at home. Seemed to work fairly well and I was pleased with it. Enough so that I went back and bought another as my "throw around" rods. I don't worry much if they would get damaged for the price. If you're looking for a higher end, check out the Penn Spinfisher.
http://www.pennfishing.com/penn-comb...-penn-pursuit/
Thanks, and those are good recommendations, but I already have more spinning combos than I know what to do with. Looking to break into the reel on top of the rod world.

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Gotcha! I have more penn 113s and 114s than I have sense and as long as you do a rinse when finished, you'll be pleased with them for trolling or bottom fishing.
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can't go wrong with a penn 4/0 but if a tld 20 or 25 is in your budget I would look at those
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I hear great things about the TLDs on here - just have to weigh buying 1 TLD combo or 2 of the Penns - seems like around $250-275 either way.

Quick newbie question - on the TLDs, you prefer Star Drag or Lever Drag? What is the difference from a functionality standpoint?

Whichever way I go, would you spool with 30lb mono or 50lb braid or something else? Saw some fluoro/braid hybrid today that seemed reasonable.

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I prefer lever drags alot smoother and I feel easier to operate but some may disagree and I would spool with 30 pound mono personally
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