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Old 06-28-2009, 08:48 PM   #1
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Default penn 650ssm good for cobia and king?

i just bought a penn 650ssm for king and cobia

i know it will do good for kings!

but im not sure bout cobia, will it work fine for cobia
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Old 06-28-2009, 08:50 PM   #2
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Default RE: penn 650ssm good for cobia and king?

On the pier it might be a little too small for comfort but on the boat it should be fine...maybe put some braid on it.
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Old 06-28-2009, 08:58 PM   #3
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Default RE: penn 650ssm good for cobia and king?

well i know how to manage the drag and reel

and i have a gaff

but thx for your opinion
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Old 07-06-2009, 11:35 AM   #4
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Default RE: penn 650ssm good for cobia and king?

if you realy want to have faith in a real get a penn 706 but your going to have to spend some money.
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Old 07-06-2009, 09:39 PM   #5
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Default RE: penn 650ssm good for cobia and king?

I agree with Tex, the reel is a little undersized for Cobia. You want something with the gears to handle a fish that pulls as hard as a cobia does. I agree with the 706 suggestion, a good all around reel for Cobia. If you want a SS with a bail the 750/7500 is the smallest I would consider with 850/8500 preferred. But that's just my opinion, fwiw.
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Old 07-06-2009, 10:28 PM   #6
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Default RE: penn 650ssm good for cobia and king?

IMHO- As a boat reel it will be fine w/20lb mono... as a pier reel it will be fine w/20lb braid... If you hook 1 >75lbs, you'll wish it was a Stella 10K, but o/w you'll be fine...
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Old 07-07-2009, 12:31 AM   #7
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Default RE: penn 650ssm good for cobia and king?

its a little small for ling

i would get a 706 like said above

reel stamas would you really use 20lb braid on the pier

that dosent seem to smart
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kingling (7/6/2009)its a little small for ling



i would get a 706 like said above



reel stamas would you really use 20lb braid on the pier



that dosent seem to smart


what's wrong with braid on the pier? seems like you'd need it for the extra line. tangles would suck though.
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Old 07-07-2009, 03:08 PM   #9
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what's wrong with braid on the pier? seems like you'd need it for the extra line. tangles would suck though.


I am almost 100% sure he is talking about 20lb braid. almost everybody on the pier uses 40-50lb braid for the extra strength when a ling is at the pier for pulling power to keep them out of the pilings. since ben uses braid himself im pretty sure he means 20lb braid.



oh and get a 706.
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Old 07-07-2009, 03:33 PM   #10
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If anything , its to small in line capacityfor kings unless you put almost all 20lb. pp on it. The capacity is more than enough for cobia.
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