What's your best surf casting reel?
I enjoy fishing the surf for Reds, Speckled Trout and Shark on the Texas coast. I'm looking for a casting reel that will give me the most casting distance.
asked 1 year, 10 months ago
- San Antonio, Tx
on Abu Garcia® Ambassadeur® Big Game Casting Reels
I personally use an 8 foot med heavy graphite rod coupled with an ambassador 6000 c when I am chasing bull reds in the gulf and have even landed a 9 foot hammerhead with this combo.
answered 10 months ago
- Carnegie Okla
I would say if youre gonna surf cast you can use the Abu Garcia 7000iC3 it can handle 600+ yards of 30lbs braid. With an 8'6" casting rod and 3oz. of weight, I can get over a 110yard cast! Almost any baitcaster will do. But the Abu Garcia is all aluminum and stainless steel. no graphite that can twist and bind and especially no plastic. I have just started using this reel and the first weekend I got this reel I caught over 20 fluke, and 4 to 5 nice blues over 20 lbs and this reel is a WINCH! Pulled that fish like it was 2 lbs. And this reel has a centrifugal brake with minimizes backlash to almost non existent!
answered 1 year, 8 months ago
- Middletown, NJ