rod and reel advice

I am looking at getting a reasonably cheep combo for shallo water snapper and some jigging, i was looking at the shimano spheros 5000 and the shimano revolution offshore 20-30lb. I was wondering if anyone has owned either and could tell me if the they were any good, or tell me if there is a better deal out there.


 i need cheaper hobbies

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 Ive got one of the

Wed, 2018-07-11 17:20

 Ive got one of the revolution 55-100g rods with a 5000 sustain and 20lb sunline, great light little combo for plastics/jigs. Also doubles up as a light reef stickbaiting/casting setup for tuna, trout etc. 

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 cheers mate

Wed, 2018-07-11 17:40

 cheers mate


 i need cheaper hobbies

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Ns black hole

Wed, 2018-07-11 19:28

 Explorer jig rod cannot beat it for the price i think bcf are doing them for 150 great strong nice looking rods reel go any shimano around the 5000 size stradic sustain saragosa they all work


If you were only going to jig a small amount a shimano thunnus 6000 are a great reel for snapper im the shallows


Good luck


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 I have a pe3 explorer

Wed, 2018-07-11 21:28

 I have a pe3 explorer matched with a 4000 Stradic FK and use it for exactly that. Great little combo.