Shimano / Avet

Discussion in 'Reels' started by jasontouchet, Feb 8, 2008.

  1. jasontouchet

    jasontouchet Guest

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    I need help with my decision as to which reels to buy! I've been looking to buy 2 conventional reels for deep jigging purposes (to approx. 400' depths) and some pitching to cobia and durado. Maybe some tuna chunking too if the reels are up to the challenge. My budget suggests something under $200.00 each but I would be willing to go above for the right reels. I've been looking to the Penn Senators, Shimano Toriums, Fin Nor star drags and the Avets (lx, sx, and mx models). Or would the Shimano TLD's be better? Any suggestions would be greatly appreciated.
     
  2. SkeeterRonnie

    SkeeterRonnie Senior Member

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    Shimano spinning reel :)
     

  3. ksong

    ksong SPONSOR

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    Saltist 50 (4.9:1 gear) with carbontex drag washers.
    Penn Baja Special.

    Both have enough line capacity and cranking power.
    Baja Special is much better reel for jiggin than Senator. In a sense, Baja is an upgraded Senator.
    Torium's weak anti-reverse prawl can give you problem if you use over 20 lbs drag.
    Fin Nor star drag reels haven't been tested fully.
    TLD and Avet single speed reels don't have enough cranking power.
     
  4. jasontouchet

    jasontouchet Guest

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    what about the okuma titus gold 20s hi speed reels?
     
  5. shanker

    shanker Senior Member

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    there is a reason why nobody raves about their Okuma reels
     
  6. Pope

    Pope Senior Member

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    I second the Saltist.
     
  7. ksong

    ksong SPONSOR

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    there is a reason why nobody raves about their Okuma reels
    because they made too many junks in the past. :)
     
  8. Fishhead56

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    In that price range.
    Jigging, pitching.
    Baja Special Penn 113N

    Chunking, Bottom fishing.
    6\0 114. Penn (Black) with Accurate or Tiburon power handle.

    Top water
    950SS Penn spinner.

    nothing too sexy just good and reliable equipment.

    Two speed reels are great but twice your budget

    My.o2
     
  9. jasontouchet

    jasontouchet Guest

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    Thanks guys for all the help. I broke down and bought the Avet 6/3 two speed. I know very little about the performance of Avet reels but I'm hoping for the best.