The 8000 is about what I use for barracudas and muttonfish. Stripers also grow big. The 8000 should be perfect for using larger lures and surfcasting
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answered 2 months, 4 weeks ago
- Washington DC
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answered 4 months, 2 weeks ago
No it's a little big and bulky for its size the reel does the job all depends what ur using it for throwing bait or plugs ?my best thing u want somthing that going to handle the weight of the bait lead and fish as well best I'd 7000 and or the 8000
answered 7 months ago
- Philadelphia pa
for the surf and intercoastal waters this is the reel i use with a 10ft rod i personally chose this size because as im sure you know in the intercoastal and surf you never know what you might end up hooking up with
answered 1 year, 1 month ago
I use the 8000 for shark, but if you get into some big stripers, you will be glad you have the 8000, although the only difference between the 7000 & 8000 is spool size. I like the extra line capacity for the heavier line that I use saltwater fishing, so if you were going with lighter line then you may want to consider a smaller spool size of the 6000 or 7000. Either way they are some good reels.
answered 1 year, 4 months ago
I have had a 120 pound tarpon on my 8000 penn fierce and it almost spooled me with 30lb mono. I think that a 5000-7000 would be a good size for stripers.
answered 1 year, 7 months ago
Go big or go home - If your using mono then you want the big reel for line capacity. Especially if your using anything over 20lb test. If you plan on using braid you can get away with a smaller reel which will be more lightweight.
answered 1 year, 8 months ago