Sinsemilla wrote:Mattblack wrote:Interesting what you guys said about the 5000 reel (the target species was Kings and school tuna)....am I looking at the wrong setup?
You don't need heavy tackle for school tuna and kings. For example i was live baiting not long ago for kings with a 4500 daiwa saltist and a monster mesh combi jerk. it handled them no worries. same with school tuna. I troll smaller skirts with this setup.
This doesn't mean you can't use a 10000 size reel. You will just find it easier casting a 4500 - 5000 size reel with a rod that casts up to 60gs and with the smaller reel you will get more distance with those lighter lures
Ive currently got a Saragosa 10000 sitting on a Jig rod which I use for trolling and thought the reel would get more use on a rod I could cast. Unfortunately I've now looked at the 'expensive' 5000 reels and I feel an urgent need to buy one!