Penn Spinfisher or something else

Hi Just wondering what reel to look at for just land based beach fishing down at Kwinana and so forth i have looked at the spinfishers but what size would i go for open for any suggestions as only new to beach fishing.

 

Kind Regards

 

Dazza


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what is your budget

Thu, 2010-05-13 17:10

what is your budget including line...theres no point recomending so and so if its out of ya budget

 

cheers russ

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what sort of fish are you

Thu, 2010-05-13 17:14

what sort of fish are you chasing? what rod are you looking to match it to?

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not chasing any fish in

Thu, 2010-05-13 17:27

not chasing any fish in particular just anything you would normally pick up on the beaches SOR, as for the rod its just an old 12ft jarvis walker red bone nothing fancy. budget would prob be 200-250 and planning on using mono 

 

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whats your budget and what

Thu, 2010-05-13 17:30

if its for land based beach fishing, a spinfisher would be great, there tough reels and are priced great, i think a 650ssm would be the biggest i would go, its a tad smaller but still holds a shit load of line.

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examine all options.....if

Thu, 2010-05-13 17:30

examine all options.....if you get the chance call in and see the guys at Oceanside or compleat angler Rockingham. the fin nor offshore series reels are good value and very solid.

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Hi dazza i use a spheros

Thu, 2010-05-13 18:25

Hi dazza

i use a spheros 14000 for all my heavier beach work and its an awsome reel, i know heaps of guys that use them, and have no complaints. Will handle anything off the beach and will also double as a great boat reel for bottom bouncing if you ever get out on a boat.

Blue water also offer an up grade which includes bearings and carbontex drag washers (about $100 all up)  if you want to turn it into a shark stopper down the track.

 they are a really smooth reel to use and shimano offer a 10 year warranty with it aswell.

 

I would definatly reccomend braid though as it will give you a lot more "feel" when fishing, which will allow you to detect bites easier, its really hard to feel bites with 70 meters of 30 pound mono in the water and a stiff wind blowing.

 

i also have a spheros 12000 which i use for a heavier spin out fit when up north and that has also been a very good reel.

 

call into your local tacke shop and have a look, you wont be dissapointed.

cheers russ

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thanks for all the info guys

Thu, 2010-05-13 20:11

thanks for all the info guys has helped out a lot Cool

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Would the 14000 be to big

Thu, 2010-05-13 21:40

Would the 14000 be to big for metro beach fishing would i be better with the 8000 spheros?

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Would the 14000 be to big

Thu, 2010-05-13 21:41

Would the 14000 be to big for metro beach fishing would i be better with the 8000 spheros?

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Agree with a spheros, ive

Thu, 2010-05-13 21:58

Agree with a spheros, ive use them jigging, shark fishing and much much more and its help up really well. it depends on what your looking at catching with regard to size, a 8000 size could double as a tailor rig altho i would think it would struggle on a shark of any size and some rays would also leave it for dead, but if you have a smaller combo for tailor ect then i would recomend a 1400, btw a 1400 is the exact same reel as the 1200 but the 1400 has a larger spool, hence being able to hold more line.

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hey dazza,   like milsey

Fri, 2010-05-14 08:18

hey dazza,

 

like milsey said, dont worry about it being to big, the 8000 would be better matched with a 10 foots spinning / medium bait fishingout-fit not a 12 foot beach out fit, the 8000 will handle most of the stuff you will encounter off the beach, but the 14000 will dominate all of the stuff you will encounter, and if you do ever head up to wagoe or s-bend or somthing you will have a good reel that will handle all that.

i picked one up second hand for a mate of mine in febuary off another fishing forum for $200! it was like new, had the blue water upgrade and came with the spare 18000 spool for sambo jigging, if your into that.

 

put up a post in the buy sell swap section and see what pops up. i really dont thing you will be dissapointed.

be aware im totally biased to shimano though!!! but im glad i had the 14000 when i hooked the mulla in my avatar!

 

cheers russ

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Thanks guys sounds like the

Fri, 2010-05-14 11:09

Thanks guys sounds like the spheros is the way to go

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I'd go the Spinfisher.

Fri, 2010-05-14 11:56

I'd go the Spinfisher. You'll save yourself at least $50, more if you find one on sale (which they regularly seem to be) which will give you enough to buy some braid instead of mono.... or some beer for when you get home after a night on the sand.

The Spinfisher will do anything the Spheros will, you can use them for jigging, general boating, surf fishing, the works, and something around the 750-850 size will do you fine for any beach fishing setup and anything that comes along while you're there.

The other thing is, and I'm only going by the tone of your post, it doesn't sound like you'll be going out a hell of a lot so why spend the extra $$$ if you don't have to?

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the only thing the

Fri, 2010-05-14 12:17

the only thing the spinfisher wont do is be warrantied for 10 years like the spheros.....penn reels are only warrantied for 12 months....9 years extra warranty for $50 bucks??? sounds pretty good to me

 

cheers russ

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Never had to claim a reel

Fri, 2010-05-14 13:11

Never had to claim a reel defect on warranty so it's not a selling point for me... unless it's a new reel that I don't think has a decent enough reputation built up though or the reel was from the top end of town, I guess I'd be looking for one then.

Twelve months is good for a bit of piece of mind but on reels like the Spheros and Spinfisher that you know you're not going to have any problems with I don't know if the extra length of time is worth paying that kind of extra money for (I think it's closer to $70 than $50 so it's 1/3 the value of the reel for something you're unlikely to need anyway)?

Fair enough if you look for that kind of thing but.

 

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   ive never had a

Fri, 2010-05-14 14:29

 

 ive never had a warranty on a reel either but at least im covered till 2017 on the spherosLaughing

 

here's some more threads for ya to read dazza,

http://fishwrecked.com/forum/replacing-penn-850

i cant really comment to much on what the spinfishers are like to use though cos i dont own one, but either way, for me it would be Penn or Shimano...i think its a bit like the old Ford V's Holden argument, or Toyota V's Nissan

 

I'm Shimano, Toyota and Holden and i bet Ben prefers Penn, Nissan and FordLaughingLaughing

 at the end of the day thiey all have thier good and bad points

 

take it easy dazza

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Heheh, that's it mate. Bit

Fri, 2010-05-14 15:08

Heheh, that's it mate.

Bit of a Toyo man myself, not sure where I sit in the 2WD stakes though. On the fence? :) Doubt I'll be going back to 2WD-land so don't think I really have to make that decision...

If I was going to recommend any surf reel, that sits within my budget anyway, I'd say go the Daiwa Emblem Pro which is what I currently use. Great casting distance and super fast retrieve (1.2m per crank - watch out you don't brain yourself when the sinker comes flying in) but it's not as all-round a reel as the Spheros or Spinfisher.

Ajiking have got one built along similar lines as the Emblem Pro but I haven't used one yet nor heard any feedback on them so can't really comment specifically on them. Seem pretty good value for money though.

 

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now that is a sweet looking

Fri, 2010-05-14 16:00

now that is a sweet looking reel, would probably match up well with my sensor surf.

 

put it on the wish list, what did it cost ya ben?

 

cheers russ

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honestly the spinfisher from

Fri, 2010-07-23 19:58

honestly the spinfisher from china isnt that great at all, there are alot of other brands out there like banax,tica,ryobi that out performs the penn im more of a shimano person myself. if you choose the overhead path there are plenty of decent reels under the $200 mark, metro perth fishing the largest and most common hookup are rays so you dont need high end gear.