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rruss14
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Looking for a saltwater combo



Need a new rod and reel for red fish, trout, flounder, etc. that won't break the bank. What does the OB suggest?






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34venture
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Buffer Zone
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re: Looking for a saltwater combo


Spinning or baitcast?





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DINGBAT
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BR
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re: Looking for a saltwater combo


Citica
7' M all-star rod
30# braid or 14# mono






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dpark
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re: Looking for a saltwater combo


Bought a quantum surge spinning combo at bass pro complete trash would not recommend





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rruss14
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re: Looking for a saltwater combo


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Spinning or baitcast?



Doesn't really matter. Probably going to buy both eventually starting with a baitcaster first.






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JAB528
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The Mexican Ocean
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re: Looking for a saltwater combo


Shimano Calcutta reel.





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jimbeam
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re: Looking for a saltwater combo


Citica e
All star classic 6'6" medium fast
PowerPro

Boom



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TBoy
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re: Looking for a saltwater combo


Buy anything from Walmart and put some braided line on it.





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TutHillTiger
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re: Looking for a saltwater combo


Calcutta 250, allstar or better road will run you 300. what do you want to spend and why do you want a bait casting reel for saltwater? A Shimano Sodona and good rod you can grab for 100 150 and will be fine





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007mag
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re: Looking for a saltwater combo


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why do you want a bait casting reel for saltwater
Cause upside down reels is for sissies.

Shimano Calcutta
Duce 7'3" medium/heavy
65# Powerpro






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jimbeam
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Why do you want a bait casting reel for salt water?
all I have ever thrown. All my family and fishing mentors too






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rruss14
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All I have ever thrown. All my family and fishing mentors too


I like baitcasters over spinning






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tigerinthebueche
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Erwinville, LA.
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re: Looking for a saltwater combo


Curado
7' M all-star rod
15# mono

you're welcome.













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TutHillTiger
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I used baitcasters growing up back when they had no brakes. However, and I still do for Bass fishing and inshore fishing and have half dozen calcuttas etc. But for going offshore or in the bays where is is almost always windy, and accuracy is typically not as importance as distance a spinning reel is superior. i have 600 dollar custom calcutta set ups with superline but you cant out cast a Sedona with a 7 foot rod on Biloxi Bay with it if you are Bill Dance.

Are you guys fishing narrow canals a lot?






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TutHillTiger
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Not trying to be smart arse but I notice a lot of Louisiana guys use baitcasting reels for saltwater and you don't see that much East of Louisiana. I even see you guys bring that gear for surf casting out to Chandeleur. I was just curious are the waters you are fishing different or is it just a cultural thing?




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