Conventional Reel for Popping

Discussion in 'Jigging and Popping' started by red34, Oct 31, 2009.

  1. red34

    red34 Guest

    I'm trying to decide on a new reel for my OTI 7'6" 80# rod. I had a trinidad 40N but I'd like to spend a little less this time. I just don't use it enough for a reel that expensive.

    I have been shopping for a Saltist 40 or possibly an Avet JX, except that I'm not a huge fan of a LD on a casting reel.

    Looking to catch 100 lb YFT or similar, load it with 80# spectra and cast topwaters, and a heavy travel rod.

    What are some conventionals in the $200 price range that you guys throw poppers with?
     
  2. north coast

    north coast Senior Member

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    How bout my pro gear? might be right up your alley.

    $140.00+ shipping (whatever that is)
    It's full of 80 pp and only been used a couple times.have original box, clamp, tool and schematic it came with.
     

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  3. d-a

    d-a Senior Member

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    Not too many guys throw poppers with the conventionals. I would imagine the saltist would work as well as a magged Avet or an Accurate, the latter are out of your price point.

    d-a
     
  4. Deep_Sea_Gull

    Deep_Sea_Gull Lifetime Supporting Members

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    There's a reason for using spinners for poppers... The spinning reels are much more tolerant of slack line being reeled in and cast back out than conventional reels.

    You are gonna have some slack line when throwing poppers. You will reel in slack line just after jerking your popper... Much easier with a spinning reel.
     
  5. red34

    red34 Guest

    How bout my pro gear? might be right up your alley.

    $140.00+ shipping (whatever that is)
    It's full of 80 pp and only been used a couple times.have original box, clamp, tool and schematic it came with.


    I am having trouble finding any info on drag ratings or any kind of real in-depth review of this reel.
     
  6. north coast

    north coast Senior Member

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    here's what's on the box. I'll try to find some more if I can.
     

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  7. red34

    red34 Guest

    I bought it, but for anyone else who may care, here is a website with all the Pro Gear reels and specs.

    Classic Series Pro Gear Fishing Reels

    Classic Series

    The NEW Classic Series has the features which have made the original series so popular with serious anglers, along with the added benefit of engineering enhancements that result from eight years of production experience.

    True one piece machined aluminum frame
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    Manganese bronze-alloy main gear
    Heat-treated stainless pinion gear
    Heat-treated spool shaft
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    One anti-reverse roller bearing
    Hard-anodized corrosion resistant bridge plate
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    Specs

    CS501-6 - 6:1 Ratio | Wt. 18oz | Capacity 350 yrds/15lb mono - $199.00
    CS5551-6 - 6:1 Ratio | Wt. 20oz | Capacity 400 yrds/20lb mono - $199.00
    CS600-6 - 5:1 Ratio | Wt. 22oz | Capacity 275 yrds/25lb mono - $229.00
    CS625-6 - 5:1 Ratio | Wt. 23oz | Capacity 300 yrds/30lb mono - $239.00
    CS650-6 - 3.6:1 Ratio | Wt. 24oz | Capacity 380 yrds/40lb mono - $249.00
    CS700-6 - 3.6:1 Ratio | Wt. 30oz | Capacity 300 yrds/40lb mono - $249.00
    CS750-6 - 3.6:1 Ratio | Wt. 36oz | Capacity 300 yrds/50lb mono - $249.00