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Old 11-06-2016, 10:16 PM   #1
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Wanting to get a good reel for sharking fishing along with a rod? Want something with enough power to stop anything, even a huge hammerhead. What would you guys recommend that wouldn't break the bank.
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Old 11-06-2016, 11:04 PM   #2
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define your "bank" a little more? Budget? Fishing from the beach or boat?
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For a relatively inexpensive rig I'm using,
Reel: Penn Senator 116L 12/0, spooled with 1000 yards of 100# Sufix Superior.
Rod: Penn International V TS/TF Stand Up, VS5010TS60

It'll handle a big Hammer, 11'5" and approx 550-600#
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define your "bank" a little more? Budget? Fishing from the beach or boat?


Beach $700


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Brand new Penn 12/0 $400.
Brand new VS5010TS60 $180.
Leaves you $120. to spool the reel.
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Brand new Penn 12/0 $400.
Brand new VS5010TS60 $180.
Leaves you $120. to spool the reel.


Cool cool thanks for the input.


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Brand new Penn 12/0 $400.
Brand new VS5010TS60 $180.
Leaves you $120. to spool the reel.


Was lookin at the penn squall 50VSW 2 speed. You think that would be big enough for a hammer?



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It is big enough, with plenty of drag.
I'd recommend you spool it with something like, 800-1000 yards of 100# braid and a 80-100# mono topshot.
The 2spd is nice to have.
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Do you know how many yrds of 100lb topshot if i put 1000yrds of 100lb braid on the 50vsw?
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Want something with enough power to stop anything, even a huge hammerhead. ....
Haven't caught a "huge hammerhead" myself (yet) .... but it's my understanding you're not gonna "stop" 'em. You just slow 'em down enough to tire 'em out.
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