Reel type

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Reel type

Postby Goosfraba » Wed Jun 06, 2018 5:33 pm

Hi, first time post just wanting some advice.
I have gone squidding a few times and seen people cast nearly twice the distance, im asking what reel type do i get for longer cast distance? Thanks



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Re: Reel type

Postby smile0784 » Wed Jun 06, 2018 5:35 pm

What reel, line or braid and length rod you use?

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Re: Reel type

Postby phil1818 » Wed Jun 06, 2018 5:51 pm

I run a rovex squid wrangler 7”6 rod with a Shimano sienna 2500 reel and 4kg braid, I squid from the boat and I can cast the thing into next week with little effort at all full setup under $120

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Re: Reel type

Postby 4liters » Wed Jun 06, 2018 5:58 pm

The reel won't make much difference to the distance, the rod, line type and jig weight will however.
2015/16 Species comp total: 289cm
Brown Trout: 37cm
Flathead: 51cm; Squid: 36cm; Australian Salmon: 51cm; Snapper 46cm; Silver Trevally 23cm; KGW: 45cm

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Re: Reel type

Postby dazz999 » Wed Jun 06, 2018 6:13 pm

for reel i use a shimano stradic ci4 2500 now before was a shimano aernos 2500 the stradic helps get a bit more distance but there is alot more involved to get better distance

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Re: Reel type

Postby bowl » Wed Jun 06, 2018 6:51 pm

I have used stradic sienna n Penn assault for my squidding , ,all cast similar distance...I use 8lb braid...



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Re: Reel type

Postby Lightningx » Wed Jun 06, 2018 7:19 pm

Also use a 2.5k Stradic with 8lb braid for my squid. Get good distance

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Re: Reel type

Postby ducky » Thu Jun 07, 2018 7:02 am

I use 25lb braid and 20lb leader when squidding. Cast a 3.5 jig 40+ metres.

Braid thickness. Leader knot. Guide type, rod length, rod style, reel and jig size all play a part. That 25lb line is a pe1.2 or 6lb mono equivalent. I fish heavy ground from time to time and would prefer to bend out prongs than to lose jigs.


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