Reel for a 9ft rock rod

 Hi everyone, 


looking for a reel to put on the mrs rod. It is a Lemax president royal 12-40lb rating. Going to be mainly fishing for tailor, mulloway etc.. off the rocks. Something new or 2nd hand no more than $100. I was thinking a penn spinfisher 650ssm? Any other suggestions?

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price range

Wed, 2013-06-12 15:41

for that price range i would go the reliable penn - chuck some mono on it and still be under the price range.

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Wed, 2013-06-12 15:44

if its for the mrs maybe look at a penn slammer, its a bit lighter than the 650 so she will enjoy it more pretty cheap and rugged like the spinfishers 

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 I once bought the mrs a rod

Wed, 2013-06-12 19:24

 I once bought the mrs a rod and reel for tailor, I've caught loads of tailor on it it's my favorite rod

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Have done similar. : ) got mine for the kids Xmas present

Thu, 2013-06-27 18:23


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I have that rod... I love it!

Sat, 2013-06-15 18:29

I have that rod... I love it! Caught many tailor on it, some big buggers too! I use a Stradic 5000 or a Freams 4000 on mine but for under though 100, go a  penn slammer or daiwa laguna 4000 size- not as tough as a slammer but heaps lighter and will probably handle braid a bit better

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 If you can still get a Penn

Thu, 2013-06-20 19:23

 If you can still get a Penn spinfisher for less than $100 it's good value but the Penns are not up to Japanese standard imo. Gearing is lower so you have to work harder. New Penn Spinfisher V is no better. I know because I used SS650 extensively and I've just got the V as well. My Daiwas and Shimanos are so much better. Just trolled thru BCF website and they have a number of reels on sale. So take your pick. Daiwa Aird for less than $100. You can even get a Shimano Baitrunner at your price. The range you can choose from is too much to guide you. Basically for 9ft you can go down to a 2500/3000 size reel in Daiwa or 4000 in a shimano.

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try and grab a 2nd hand

Thu, 2013-06-27 11:27

try and grab a 2nd hand saragosa or stradic 4000/5000 if you can.... 

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Thu, 2013-06-27 11:45

free 300 yards of 20lb braid which they will spool up for you if you leave a note in the checkout and australia air express 2-3 day postage to perth included in the price if you sign up to the website "club dinga" which is free you wont find a better price anywhere imo they have the whole range of penns + free braid + delivery on there if a live liner isnt your thing


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WOW ...... The winning product found

Thu, 2013-06-27 18:26

 Geezus, that's very good.