Advice on Reels.

I was looking into buying my first reel for jigging and have been looking at the Okuma Salina II 16000, Okuma Vsystem V80A and the Daiwa Exceler 6500. I am a complete nube and would like some advice and your thoughts on the reels I'm looking at.

Also are these the same reels?

http://www.campbellsprotackle.com/store/product.asp?ID=4020

http://www.fishingtackleshop.com.au/products/Okuma-V-system-Fishing-Reel-%252d-80A-%252d-Fishing-reel-with-16-Bearings-%252d-HALF-PRICE.html

 

I have a Uglystik Bluewater 37kg which I have used with a Penn 8500ss in the past.

 

Cheers.


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There both the v80a. Mate has

Wed, 2011-06-01 21:21

There both the v80a. Mate has the v80sa (high speed version) he likes it. But if your jigging/bottom bashing lower speed is better. I wasnt sure if they made the vsystem any more, mabee its why it is so cheap.

Havent really heard anything bad about the reels you mention.

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stick with the penn

Thu, 2011-06-02 08:56

much better reel okuma are very cheaply made and dont go the distance

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Look at the shimano Saragosa

Thu, 2011-06-02 11:37

Look at the shimano Saragosa a little bit more but a far better reel.

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What about the Daiwa Saltist

Thu, 2011-06-02 13:46
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If jigging is the main focus

Thu, 2011-06-02 16:21

If jigging is the main focus it will be easier with a lower ratio reel. Saltist are good Too.

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Jigging reel.

Thu, 2011-06-02 18:47

You really should look for low gear ratio reels for that kind of fishing. What you initially looked at was fine, another option and not so bulky as well is the Ryobi Safari 5000A. They can handle upto 80lb braid. Sure it lacks abit in capacity but theres also some really thin high powered braid available as well.

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Thanks guys for the comments

Fri, 2011-06-03 09:58

Thanks guys for the comments and advice I will definitely look into the other brands before making my decision.

I bought a Penn 850ssm a little while back I haven't used it before but could it still be used for jigging spooled with 50lb braid?

 

Cheers.

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Old Penn 850 is a tough old

Fri, 2011-06-03 12:57

Old Penn 850 is a tough old reel, yep, can be usedfor jigging.

 

Only drama I had with mine was the bail arm rller screw coming loose and the braid catching and snapping in the gap...loctite, solved.

 

50 lb braid perfect. Drag is a bit weak, but can palm the spool easily.

 

Attached sambo my mate got on a Penn 850.....not a sexy reel, but shows what can be done.

 

 

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Nice Fish!!Here's one I

Fri, 2011-06-03 21:14

Nice Fish!!

Here's one I caught with my Penn 8500ss.

I wonder if my new chinese Penn 850ssm  will be able to do the same?

 

 

It's not that heavy but after 6 of these and wating for your mates to take the picture it certainly starts to weigh down on your already blown out arms.