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Old 07-29-2002, 19:02   #7
Sharker
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I use all manner of fishing reels and must say that you will love the cast abiltiy of a abu 5500-6500, but the drags leave alot to be desired. I doubt that the long rods would be a pleasure to use in bays and rivers, but you could use it if needed. I fish in florida, and frequently fish from shore, but I dont use any spinning gear. Once you master the bait casters, the spinning reels become a pain. You simply cannot put enough pressure on a fish with spinning reels. I do think that spinning reels have there place, but for most occasions you are better served with a bait caster (conventional). Oh by the way the shorter the rod, the more pressure you can put on the fish and the less pressure you will feel. Long rods are a must in the surf however.
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