LBG spinning reel advice

Hey guys how are we all Laterly I have been looking at spinning reels for LBG, have been looking at the shimano spheros 18000FB and the Okuma selina 2 16000. Would these reels be fine for ballooning and handle sharks, if not any suggestion on reels that'll handle the job, Thanks rails


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fin nor are good have massive

Fri, 2012-03-23 11:26

fin nor are good have massive line capacity andheavy drag rating

quite heavy reels though might not suit throwing lures around all day

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or if you want something

Fri, 2012-03-23 12:57

or if you want something hardy for the rocks a penn 950 will do you. not as good as a fin nor but still has a huge spool and a drag that can be beefed to almost 15kg with a ct washer(10 bucks). just under 200 i think. guys at campbells will sell you one and mod it too. good lads.

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Ballooning you need more line

Fri, 2012-03-23 17:09

 If you send a balloon out 200 or 300, And the fish takes a run, What line have you got left on that reel???? You could get spooled

On my over head i send out 700 m and still 400 m left on the reel as a back up

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overhead is definately the go

Sat, 2012-03-24 09:40

overhead is definately the go like sherbs said but if you dont have the coin or dont know whether its your style a 950 will give you enough cap with 50lb to get a balloon out 150 and still have atleast 300 on so will be ok for sharks poss inshore mack etc. perfect for chasing sambos off the rocks though. maybe take a look at omoto overheads on the net, very well priced, solid reels and apparently have the same internals as the penn internationals. good luck.

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Some guys can cast 150 that far

Sat, 2012-03-24 10:36

 With overhead reels And run a  livebait down after

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Thanks

Sat, 2012-03-24 09:47

Thanks Guys, but I've already have a LBG live fibre with a saltist 50 on it, just looking for advice on a LBG spinning reel as I have a Gary Howard LBG spin rod, just to have a play around with, but something that will handle ballooning for sharks, and tuff enuf to land the shark.
Thanks rails

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theres a fin nor 10000

Sat, 2012-03-24 10:06

theres a fin nor 10000 offshore at cash n carry near the old ranger on wanneroo rd fully spooled with 60lb braid for 2-250 i saw two weeks back. id be buying it if i had the spare$$

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whereabouts is cash and carry

Sat, 2012-03-24 14:09

 whereabouts is cash and carry on wanneroo rd?

 

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hey joe, pretty sure its

Sun, 2012-03-25 19:21

hey joe, pretty sure its balcatta. good luck on it mate, cracker reel!

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I have a couple of fin-nors

Wed, 2012-03-28 17:59

I have a couple of fin-nors also... Good reel for the money but bloody heavy!!!  Not really suited to throwing lures.... Ballooning would be ok though..

I will get shot down in flames here for saying this, but Im a fan of the tuff tackle reels also!!!