Hi, if you plan of catching tarpon with live baits or lures, you will want to invest in a high quality spinning reel. Which ever brand you use, it’s important for that reel to hold at least 250 yards of 50lb braided line. Tarpon can take impressive runs when first hooked, having plenty of line allows you to pull anchor and begin chasing the fish.
answered 4 months, 3 weeks ago
- Springfield, MO
For starters, I would recommend a higher quality reel for Tarpon. Though this reel is awesome and I gave it five stars, I wouldn't put it up against a fish that could weigh 200 lbs. That being said, I don't think the 6000 is too big or heavy to cast a lot. I primarily fish baits on the bottom, but I have used spoons with this reel and casting it over and over wasn't an issue for me. the issue becomes finding a rod big enough for tarpon that you don't mind casting over and over! Being that Tarpon run and jump and run some more, I would say getting the higher capacity reel is the better choice. Hope this helps.
or you could just go with the 8000 and use 50 lb powerpro
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answered 8 months ago
- Washington DC
Use what you feel comfortable with. The larger reels will fatigue your hands faster due to its bulkiness. On the other hand if line capacity is a concern then definetly go with the 6000. Hand fatigue is nothing compared to loosing the fish of a life time due to line capacity limits.
go with the biggest spinning reel you can get so you have a large line capacity. go with the Biggest size reel you can get. Also, go with a better reel like the Penn Battle, Penn Spinfisher V, Diawa DF 100A, Fin-Nor Offshore, Diawa Saltist, Penn Torque, Accurate Fishing Platinum Twin Spin, Shimano Stella, Shimano Stratic, Shimano Saragosa, Diawa Saltiga, or the Diawa Saltiga Dogfight.
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