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- 27/01/2014 at 1:58 am #7375AnonymousInactive
Im looking at upgrading my surf gear whats a good reel that last time and cast long I have my eye on the penn spinfisher v 9500 any thoughts.How about the Daiwa Gold Series GS927/01/2014 at 4:07 am #24584
This might seem like a strange idea but if you want a surfcasting reel that casts a long way and lasts for ever nothing beats an Alvey.
You can read about them here: https://fishingmag.co.nz/surfcasting … ls-one.htm27/01/2014 at 9:43 am #24586
Tica Samira will be my next purchase cheap and reliable with 10year warranty.
My current tica cost me 64buks off trademe amd there 160 in the shop
they also outcast alot of other more expensive reels.
Hope that helps27/01/2014 at 10:12 am #24587MiliwolfParticipant
Alvey certainly cast well, are durable and have massive line capacity but thats about where their desirability ends.
Penn Spinfisher v has good sealing, and probably fairly durable but its still a mid range reel. Also from memory it does not have a long cast spool.
The Penn Z series is probably the most durable reel they make, its comparable to the Daiwa GS9. They both old designs, which follow the formula which is strong, simple and proven… but they do not have the performance of the newer reels. I have own several modern Daiwa Surf Reels, while they are nice to fish with and to cast, they are not exactly durable. If you are prepared to spend close to $1000 then the Penn Torque is quite a impressive surf reel
I would probably suggest a Shimano Ultegra, it has a long cast spool, and backed by Shimanos 10 years warranty so even if it does break, these a good chance it would be repaired (at least for 10 years).27/01/2014 at 6:58 pm #24588
1000buks on reel jesus milli ! Calm ya farm he said upgrade not titanium coated nikel platinum27/01/2014 at 7:32 pm #24590troutfishernzParticipant
rig_slasher27/01/2014 at 9:20 pm #24591
Agree with Thomas, I have about 11 surf reels and would say my 3 ultegras would be the pick close key followed by a okuma axeon , at around 320 bucks the ultegra is not the most expensive on the market but for the price it’s good, long cast spools are great, nice all round reel for the money, plus a ten year warranty is handy27/01/2014 at 11:24 pm #24592AnonymousInactive
Thanks guy lot of good advice got a couple in mind now let yous know how I get on27/01/2014 at 11:36 pm #24593MiliwolfParticipant
troutfishernz28/01/2014 at 1:41 am #24594
That Zeebaas sure is a way-out looking reel. Kind of cool though!28/01/2014 at 6:16 am #24595elmo22Participant
I got a okuma axeon of trade me last year for $100.00 and it a nice real smooth on the drag… couple others on here have them that’s why I got one, I like it28/01/2014 at 9:34 am #24598
I started using Alveys because whenever I caught a big sevengiller my cheap eggbeater would be destroyed. The main-shaft would bend and the spool would melt around the drag. It was also difficult to get parts. Those reels were never designed to fight big fish. You didn’t have braid in those days of course so you needed a large line capacity reel for surfcasting. Fishing rods and reels were quite expensive back in the 1980’s because you had to have an import license to bring them into the country. At that time the cheapest 12 foot surf rod and reel combo was a Silstar and cost $200.00. Fishing tackle has improved a lot and become much cheaper than it was. I remember when Gamakatsu 5/0 hooks were almost a dollar each. The one big thing going for Alveys is you would need a sledge hammer to stop them from working!28/01/2014 at 9:37 am #24599
Gammys still are not far off a Doller each28/01/2014 at 10:01 am #24600
Goodluck to 7gillers melting my fin nor 8500
Take that ya crusty bastids.
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