950ssm spinfisher

i was wondering what type of fishing people use theese for  and what people think about them


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spinfisher

Thu, 2009-12-17 07:24

i love mine. i use mine for shark fishing, ray fishing, mulloway fishing and at rare situations, snapper/tailor fishing. i had mine spooled up with 50lb mono, and flangies tied the line around his body and went for a run. he didnt get very far! love the drag and the ratchet on it too. nice and loud. apparently they dont handle braid as well as mono. currently mines spooled up with either 30 or 40lb stren gold mono. they are a very hardy reel and only heard of one EVER breaking (and it was mine--- bail cam snapped off when i dropped it).at 180 bucks, there a good cheap reel and they do the job as well as some other more expensive reels.

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Its the old SS that cant

Fri, 2009-12-18 10:56

Its the old SS that cant handle braid well

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Yep, gotta agree I love

Thu, 2009-12-17 13:37

Yep, gotta agree I love mine! A bit heavy is maybe the only down side but for the price they r great! Haven't tried it with braid, using 40lb mono. Has any1 tried braid on them?

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good

Thu, 2009-12-17 17:39

yep i have an 850 and a 950 awesome tough reels basically the same, a bit heavey.  i have 50lb braid on my 850 and no problems i usse it offshore or for big stuff onshore up north.  my 950 i use as my heavey surf combo 25lb mono.  at the moment bcf is selling 850's for $119 bargain

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Great

Fri, 2009-12-18 20:13

I have a 850 and 650 and i think there the best reels I've ever used for many good reasons #1 strong, #2 cost, #3 smooth

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We

Fri, 2009-12-18 19:32

We have a new 850 and run 60p braid on it..great reels for the $$$

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thanks

Fri, 2009-12-18 21:31

thanks everyone i just  went and bought one i got it for good price and got it spooled with 30lb mono i found out braid isnt good near rocks

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it really depends. sometimes

Sat, 2009-12-19 18:13

it really depends. sometimes braid is a must, other times mono does the job better. for rays and really big studfff liek that, mono is good befuase of the stretch and the amount of pressure you can put onto the fish

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yes agreed and remeber the

Fri, 2009-12-25 22:00

yes agreed and remeber the old post about braid that if the roller is farthest away from the rod and ur holding ur finger on teh braid waiting for a bite, then a big ray or shark comes along and slice a fine chopped off finger.

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i

Fri, 2009-12-25 14:45

i dont personnaly think braid is neccecary for anything but deepwater fishing considering the price, always good to have some abrasion strenghth and stronger knots, for jerky jumpy fish (tailor, herring) the extra stretch is good, braid is just so hyped by fishing shows

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i challenge you to outcast

Fri, 2009-12-25 18:04

i challenge you to outcast someone using braid with a 2gm bream lure

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well

Fri, 2009-12-25 21:44

well most of us arent millionares so

A. cant afford it

B.mono does the job

C.i dont bream fish

D. when u bream fish you arent distance casting and the diameter of 2kg mono say when bream fishing is gonna do fine, in my opinion you only need braid when say jigging, otherwise i gotta better things to spend money on

i havent encounted i situation when i have gone, i wish i had braid, i used a calcutta with braid, hated it.

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dont think you have to be a

Fri, 2009-12-25 22:02

dont think you have to be a millionare to use braid at $30 a spool for fireline 125yd

and when ur bream fishing you certainly do need distance casting if your fishing flats landbased

I dont know many bream guns who use mono!

some use fluro but that is for certain reasons

 

also...the sensitivity of braid is second to none!

 

 

I think braid excels in most fishing applications excluding trolling and some surf fishing.

 

what sort of fishing do you do ot of curiosity?

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by the way

Fri, 2009-12-25 22:12

the sort of fishing i do is rock fishing, shallow to meduim deep reef fishing up to max 30-60M, beach fishing, and of course the jetty

that said, your entitled to your opinion and the style you like, mine is mono, yours braid

have a good one

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yer i second that mate

Fri, 2009-12-25 22:15

i only ever use mono - tried braid but seemed to drop to many fish as it lacks the stretch - use braid for muckin around on small stuff tho like wrasse and herring and whitng etc

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for some of the fishing you

Fri, 2009-12-25 22:34

for some of the fishing you do mono is perfect!

 

and thats right everyone has their own preferences in line etc.

but it also comes down to the sort of fishing your doing etc etc

 

 

have you tried reef fishing with a long leader on braid? to withstand those reefs

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yer true

Fri, 2009-12-25 22:44

at the end of the day it really depends on angler preference and the application of the braid or mono in question

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i think a good mono is

Fri, 2009-12-25 22:02

i think a good mono is Platypus Low stretch the 15kg has the diameer of 0.45 i think and its the same as 9kg mono too.

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i like platypus pretest

Fri, 2009-12-25 22:04

a good allrounder is 10kg

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spinfisher

Fri, 2009-12-25 22:27

just as w/o said, we cant all afford braid all of the time. i agree with you. never once have i wished i had braid over mono. sure, braid will get you a longer cast with a 2gm bream lure, but your not always lookin for distance. ive caught more fish on mono that braid and i cant really see the advantages for rockwall fishing for sharks and rays, which im going to get back into doing a lot more. nothin better than the adrenaline rush of such a powerful creature. Reuben, feel free to think all you want, just dont put down others for their fishing choices. unlike you, a lot of us have other things to spend our money on, that come first over fishing. you dont need braid and a $1500 dollar combo to have fun fishing. "that said, your entitled to your opinion and the style you like". couldnt have said it better myself.

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wasnt putting him down dude,

Fri, 2009-12-25 22:31

wasnt putting him down dude, just diasgreeing with the comment that braid is overhyped

simply explaining how effective braid can be if used properly

 

 you never turned down a free spool of braid from me though liam?

 

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i have not turned down a

Fri, 2009-12-25 22:38

i have not turned down a free spool of braid, due to the fact that i do a lot of flats fishing and as you said, to get the distance with a 2gm bream lure on the flats for bream is imperative. reuben, when have you have ever known me to turn down something free, even in general terms?

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now your contradicting

Fri, 2009-12-25 22:41

now your contradicting yourself?

you previously said you never wished you had braid over mono???

now your saying you do a lot of flats fishing and you need baid to get that distance and its imperative

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yes i did say that, and i

Fri, 2009-12-25 22:49

yes i did say that, and i used "imperative" for lack of a better word. there is not one fish i have lost were afterwards i have gone "dam i wish i had braid for that". each to their own style. your style is jigging and the occasional bream, wear as my style is spending an hour or two catchin g bait for a fresh supply before chucking them out and gettin settled in for the arvo/night, waiting for that elusive mulloway or big bitey. i think we should keep this thread back to the original topic, and lets not too worked up here hey?

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LOL you talk so much garbage

Fri, 2009-12-25 23:12

LOL you talk so much garbage

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you cant talk mate

Fri, 2009-12-25 23:23

you cant talk mate

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Ahaha settle down fellas.

Fri, 2009-12-25 23:48

Ahaha settle down fellas.

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Sat, 2009-12-26 08:54

Tongue out

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so what were the questions

Sat, 2009-12-26 07:37

so what were the questions again??

Personally I like the Penn 950SSM for heavy beach and rock fishing and up to 15kg mono. They're tough, simple and easy to maintain. They're dirt cheap nowadays, normally they're worth alot more than that.

Young-yakker....what are you planning to use the reel for??

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beach and rock

Sat, 2009-12-26 09:03

beach and rock

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yeah

Sat, 2009-12-26 09:11

there much cheaper now because their made in china, the older ones were much stronger and lasted longer, but still one of the better reels