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Hi EVERYONE,
I am looking for a “smaller” spinning reel that can have about 200(or so)yards of 20lbs braid. I had a chance to play with the Daiwa BG 3000 and felt solid but little heavy(to me)....price point is good though:).
I have a BallisticEX2500 little too small....StellaSW10000 little too big for what I want to do (nothing in between;)).

I am hoping to use this reel for Squid fishing squid jig & sabiki for bait. AND if the Mahi is around I can tie on a bucktail and have some fun(if I get spooled here it’s ok).....just didn’t want to have another setup just for a fish that I don’t eat.:)

What you guys recommend for better bang for the buck?
 

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Sorry should have mentioned... when I was at the shop, they have the Ballistic LT and the Daiwa BG and BG was “heavier” in comparison.:)
 

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Hi EVERYONE,
I am looking for a "smaller" spinning reel that can have about 200(or so)yards of 20lbs braid. I had a chance to play with the Daiwa BG 3000 and felt solid but little heavy(to me)....price point is good though:).
I have a BallisticEX2500 little too small....StellaSW10000 little too big for what I want to do (nothing in between;)).

I am hoping to use this reel for Squid fishing squid jig & sabiki for bait. AND if the Mahi is around I can tie on a bucktail and have some fun(if I get spooled here it's ok).....just didn't want to have another setup just for a fish that I don't eat.:)

What you guys recommend for better bang for the buck?
The BG is a great value but if you want light, try the Shimano Vanford
 

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San are you going squid fishing?

Benny
would love to charter a boat (like the pictures you sent me 6 coolers FULL). Looking for a setup that I can do it so I can just do squid fishing day only & bring it along on a tuna trip to catch bait. I think I am leaning towards Daiwa BG 3000 but no where near me that have it in stock.....so might not be a bad thing since that will give me more time to change my mind LOL:D:D
 

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If you’re just going to use it for Bait squidding when tuna fishing, no need to get anything special. Just a light action spinning setup. But, if you going to go squidding on a charters then I would Invest in a decent Egi setup. You’ll have more fun. I have 3 setups one light spinning setup for tuna bait and two for squid Charters only.

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But, if you going to go squidding on a charters then I would Invest in a decent Egi setup. You'll have more fun. I have 3 setups one light spinning setup for tuna bait and two for squid Charters only.

Benny
Model/s for the tuna trip squid setup are?:)
 

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It depends on how you want to fish. One squid Jig tossed out and shot jerks on the way back. Or multiple jigs fished in tandem with a weight on the bottom.

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This is my setup for single jig squidding when tuna fishing.
Loomis SR6010S IMX 5’
Tica Cutus SS500
You do not need a loomis imx model rod just something not to long and light enough that you can flip out a very light jig.

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Are you gonna use it on a sabiki rod? If so, I ended up (I fish lefty) finding a good deal on a Abu 5501C3 that I put on a sabiki rod. It works great for that purpose.
 

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Loomis SR6010S IMX 5'
Tica Cutus SS500
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Interesting, never thought they are that close to the boat. Thought I need to cast a little further so was thinking 6' medium-light PanFish rod. I guess 2 years in a row tuna trip cancelled not helping me build my "time on the water"

Are you gonna use it on a sabiki rod? If so, I ended up (I fish lefty) finding a good deal on a Abu 5501C3 that I put on a sabiki rod. It works great for that purpose.
Never thought about getting a Sabiki rod but I just might. :) Actually never thought about using baitcaster too:cool:, always thought I have a cast a little.
 

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Interesting, never thought they are that close to the boat. Thought I need to cast a little further so was thinking 6' medium-light PanFish rod. I guess 2 years in a row tuna trip cancelled not helping me build my "time on the water"

Never thought about getting a Sabiki rod but I just might. :) Actually never thought about using baitcaster too:cool:, always thought I have a cast a little.
Every situation is different. We usually drop down a sabiki (via boat) at rigs or shallow structure and don't need to cast a lot. So its easy for us to just use a BC and point the rod over the side and let it drop down.
 
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