Long cast reel help

Looking for help choosing a long cast reel to load with 30 pound mono for casting big baits around shallow reef. Anyone had experience with either the Shimano big baitrunner long cast, Shimano Ultegra surf reel or penn 7500 long cast? The reel will cop a bit of boat spray so good waterproof seal is important.

thanks in advance 


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Baitrunner

Tue, 2019-01-29 21:03

i have a LC big bait  runner, works nicely but easily prone to corrosion so given your specifics I would look elsewhere

havent usedthe other 2, but those penn’s look great

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Thanks mate is yours the

Wed, 2019-01-30 02:59

Thanks mate is yours the latest model? 

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Bsitrunner

Wed, 2019-01-30 05:53

It would be about 6 years old 

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Thanks Rig. There is a new

Wed, 2019-01-30 15:01

Thanks Rig. There is a new model of the baitrunner out that they say is waterproof but you never know. I agree the penn Spinfisher 6 looks great. Would be keen to hear from anyone who has one (or a Spinfisher 5). 

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 I have the newer baitrunner

Thu, 2019-01-31 10:52

 I have the newer baitrunner LC. Great reel, been hammered and is still smooth, holds heaps of line but is a fairly big reel!

Whether or not it helps you cast longer, not really sure, never noticed an appreciable difference. 

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Thanks mate yes they are

Thu, 2019-01-31 15:10

Thanks mate yes they are quite a big reel. Interesting to hear your thoughts on the casting performance. Cheers