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Old 04-04-2018, 11:09 AM   #1
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I got invited to go fishing in south Louisiana with some guys and need another rod. I come down to Pensacola and fish every year and have some good salt water stuff, but the style they do requires more equipment than I've got. I have a Penn Fierce 3000 on a 7' M action rod, a Salt Striker 4000 on an 8' MH rod and then some bigger poles that I use for bait fishing, bottom fishing and shark fishing that won't be very useful on this trip. Anyhow, I don't want to spend much money. I'd like to stay under $40 if I can, but don't want to buy crap that's going to freeze up after 2 days. I'll likely put it on another 7' M action rod. I don't do bait casters, just spinning reels. I've looked a little at the Okuma Avenger and it seems to get good reviews, but you never know if those people actually know what they are talking about. I wouldn't rule out used, but you don't see a lot of used reels that would stand up to salt water in Arkansas where I live.

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The Avenger & the Shimano Sienna are the only two sub-$50 spinning reels that I would recommend. They are both excellent reels for the money. That being said, I would choose the Avenger.
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What size would you go with?
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I live in South LA, and use 2500/3000 size reels. I cant speak for the smaller Avengers, but I have a 5500 & 6500 I use BTB, and they've both been in use for over 4 years. With that said, I'd recommend the Avenger.
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If you don't need the bait-feeder feature, look at the Okuma Ceymar.

https://www.amazon.com/Okuma-Ceymar-...mar%2Bc55&th=1

The 55 is slightly over budget, and the 65 a hair more.

They aren't "one-vacation crap" ... .

( Check out the Field & Stream spinning reel test a few years ago. )

I have two of the 55's that have been hassle-free for a few years.
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If you don't need the bait-feeder feature, look at the Okuma Ceymar.

https://www.amazon.com/Okuma-Ceymar-...mar%2Bc55&th=1

The 55 is slightly over budget, and the 65 a hair more.

They aren't "one-vacation crap" ... .

( Check out the Field & Stream spinning reel test a few years ago. )

I have two of the 55's that have been hassle-free for a few years.
Don't really want the bait feeder for a reel that small.

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I love my Penn Battle's in 3k-4K. They would do the trick... I found a Battle 2 in 2K with an Outcast rod at a pawn shop that I picked up fer 40 bucks!!!
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Don't find those in Arkansas Jason.
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What about the Penn persist ii

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