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man in the stadium
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Penn fierce vs penn spinfisher



Looking for a basic med-heavy spinning reel to target snapper this season. I am a beginner at targeting them so I don't need fancy.

What's the difference, besides price, with these two Penn models? Any other suggestions on beginner level snapper spinning reels?







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JAB528
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re: Penn fierce vs penn spinfisher


Budget?

Shimano Saragossa is a great buy for around $200.



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AngryBeavers
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I have a Fierce. Got it on sale last year. I use it as much if not a little more than my Shimano Sedona.




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DINGBAT
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A little bit out of your budget, but you can't go wrong with a Penn Slammer.





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The Last Coco
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For snapper, I would put 300 yds of 50# braid on a Fierce 6000 and pair it with Offshore Angler (Bass Pro brand) Freestyle Jigging rod in the 30-65lb class. You would be good to go on anything up to 50 lbs pretty easily. The total combo should put you right at $200.





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man in the stadium
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Thanks this was the info I was looking for. 200 for rod+reel seems like my sweet spot for starting out.





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BayouKR4
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The battle is a lot tougher for a few bucks more. They can be had for $100 on eBay or amazon.





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man in the stadium
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Uneducated question here: What makes it "tougher?"





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jsmoke222000
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What size reel do u want? I might know a guy who has the hookup on peen reels...

Just let me know which one u want & I'll get u a price asap...

If you are in the market for a badass baitcaster, I can get u a revo mgxtreme for $399...



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Yellerhammer5
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quote:

Uneducated question here: What makes it "tougher?"


The battle series has better drag washers than the fierce. I have two battle reels and would definitely recommend them for a beginner, but I'm sure the fierce works well too. I bought one new battle reel off ebay for less than $90, so I would double check before purchasing a fierce.






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BayouKR4
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Exactly. A battle will handle a yellowfin or an aj with no problem. Idk how long a fierce will last with a big aj on.





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LSU Tigershark
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My 8500SS has done just fine pulling in fish. I used a 5500SS for everything for 10 years, and just moved to the Conquer 5000. Just bought a Conquer 7000 at Cabelas for $130 and will try it out Saturday, weather permitting.

Here's my 8500SS







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Mike Rotchsmells
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quote:

jsmoke222000
you have the hookup for all reels?






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Preys on Gumps
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FAP- frick a Penn

Get an Okuma






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ZacAttack
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Get a shimano.





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WilsonPickett
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I use the Penn Battle ($99 at BPS and Cabelas), my son uses the Fierce. I love my Battles, have 6 of them, from the 2000 - 8000! Awesome reels! I bought the Fierce for my son, little cheaper, he's 12, not as careful me. but I've had Zero trouble with either of them!





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jsmoke222000
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penn
abu gargia
pfleuger






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