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Old 06-25-2014, 02:51 PM   #1
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Im upgrading to a spinfisher v. This is my first reel im spending decent money on. Just wondering what size in your opinions are most useful across the board. I surf fish mainly for reds, with trips to the pier occasionally for kings or cobia. And even less frequently on a boat with a friend. Im leaning toward the 6500 right now. Should i spend the extra money for the live liner option just in case? What do yall think?
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Im upgrading to a spinfisher v. This is my first reel im spending decent money on. Just wondering what size in your opinions are most useful across the board. I surf fish mainly for reds, with trips to the pier occasionally for kings or cobia. And even less frequently on a boat with a friend. Im leaning toward the 6500 right now. Should i spend the extra money for the live liner option just in case? What do yall think?
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6500 sounds like a good choice for the type of fishing you do.
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Are there any benefits to going up to say an 8500? Or is it just more weight to carry? And more line.
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I would go up to the 8500. Larger spool = longer casts and more line capacity = more versatility.
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My favorite size is the 7500 but I also have a 6500 and an 8500.
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I stick to the 5500 for inshore and the 8500 for offshore. There’s not too much inshore you can’t get with the 5500; I’ve even pulled in AJs on it while bait fishing for rubies.
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I have two 85000 spinfisher v's. They are power houses! You get more drag and line capacity.they are heavy but if you are surf fishing it isn't a big deal. I've used mine king fishing and after all day it got pretty dang heavy but tolerable. Most fish you could land with a 6500 but the extra ass is nice with the bigger reel. I've used mine for sharking and it does just fine.
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