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Old 01-30-2011, 06:24 PM   #1
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Last year my piece of junk gear that i bought when i was in middle school finally broke. I was thinkin about spending around 200-250 dollars on a new setup, pole and reel. I need it to be decent enough off a bridge, on the beach, or in the bay. ive done some looking around and i am kind of leading toward a Shimano Spheros 8000FB and a 7' Tsunami classic rod. ive fished a bunch, but ive always just bought cheap combos at academy for saltwater fishing.

any advise would help,
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Old 01-30-2011, 07:02 PM   #2
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The Spheros is a good knock around tough reel. I don't know anything about that rod though. Check the Shimano Teramar rods.
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Old 01-30-2011, 09:53 PM   #3
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You may want to look at a 4000 size reel. Smaller lighter package but you can get about 300yds of 15lbs braid or 250ish yds of 20lbs braid. Smaller reel makes working artificials a lot less tiring.

I agree, Teramar is a good rod. Also look at the redbone rods at sports authority. They tend to be about $80ish and have a fantasitic warantee. Bring a broken one to any Sports Authority, no recipt no questions.

Good luck,
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Old 02-06-2011, 11:45 PM   #4
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I have the spheros 4000. It's great for the $. I like the teremar rods also, great combo. Seems like 8000 might be a little big for inshore trout reds flounder, but the 4000 could work surf or off a bridge. It works for me
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