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Old 07-21-2009, 09:56 AM   #1
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Default What type of rod and reel for pier fishing?

Thinking about giving it a try and curious as to what are the best basic setups. thanks!:letsdrink
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Old 07-21-2009, 10:53 AM   #2
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Default RE: What type of rod and reel for pier fishing?

Depends on what you're targeting.

Regular inshore setups will work fine for Spanish, black snapperand stuff like that but for kings go with a 7- to 8-foot rod and something comparable to a Penn 8500 or so. If you're trying to throw cigar minnows for kings make sure the rod is limber enough that you won't sling the bait off.

I think the cold front might have shut the king bite down a bit but haven't heard a report lately so not really sure.
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Old 07-21-2009, 11:07 AM   #3
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Default RE: What type of rod and reel for pier fishing?

like joe said and 8' rod will do at best, you will want to purchase a 706z penn or any manuel bail reel. Small rod you will want some kind of inshore rod that you will be able sling again and again (light).
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Default RE: What type of rod and reel for pier fishing?

best bet would be to stop by outcast or gb&t n have them help u out with a limber rod 4 slingin cigs n a penn 706z is my reel of choice but if u cant use a manual then something along the lines of a 7500 or 8500, of course this bein a king setup

as far as spanish, blues, oranything smaller ur choicesare purty wide.. anything in the6- 12lb class is all u need
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Default RE: What type of rod and reel for pier fishing?

A van staal 250 is what you need but you should just get a Penn 7500 for the kings. Oh you may want to upgrade cause your probably going to want to throw on the tarpon that swim by.
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cobia09 (7/23/2009)A van staal 250 is what you need but you should just get a Penn 7500 for the kings. Oh you may want to upgrade cause your probably going to want to throw on the tarpon that swim by.
well not everybody can afford a van staal
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Default RE: What type of rod and reel for pier fishing?

Ya but doesn't everyone want a $700 dollar spinning reel.
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Default RE: What type of rod and reel for pier fishing?

of course everyone WANTS one but for the average pier angler thats kinda pushing it..

now if ur a hardcore tournament fisherman that has a nice boat then ok.. 700 bucks is a lot of money for a reel. my 706s work jus fine for me
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Default RE: What type of rod and reel for pier fishing?

Ya i actually use my penn 706 on the pear but a van staal would be nice.
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Old 07-24-2009, 06:39 AM   #10
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Default RE: What type of rod and reel for pier fishing?

ignore the people who fish out on the PIER but can't spell it :doh

like stated before, you want a rod in the 8' range, with any spinning reel that holds 250yards of 15lb, a good pair of polarized sunglasses help alot too,

PM if you have any questions, i can't let everyone know all the pier fishing secrets :doh
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