Shimano SpeedMaster II Lever Drag Reels
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20lb/440yds for the 16 size¬†
Do you recommend the 12 or 16 size reel?
I have larger reels but feel that are a bit heavy for this rod.
Thinking about getting the 16 for trolling for salmon (2.513lb sinker ball, no release), and bottom fishing for rockcod. I also want to drift for halibut. Can you recommend any rods to pair?
These are high quality and durable rods that will bring the fight with them every time. I would stay on the shorter and stiffer side. I wouldn't go any longer than 7'2" and no less than a medium-heavy Power rating. A stiff rod is important for bringing large bottom fish such as Cod and Halibut off the bottom.¬†
Comparable to the Shimano SpeedMaster II Lever Drag Reel isthe Avet SX 2-Speed Lever Drag Casting Reel. This reel offers similar 2-Speedcapabilities while providing room for an almost identical line capacity.¬†
The Shimano SpeedMaster IIis commonly used as a kite reel. It is extremely popular in the sailfish gameand is well suited for kite fishing.¬†
I plan on using it on the Pacific coast of Panama.
Is this a good reel for Tile fishing in depths of 400-800 feet of water? If so, which model would you recommend for 80lb braid? The SPM16II or SPM20II?
Yes, we can absolutely spool them up for you prior to shipping. Mono would be free, just include a note in the comments section when ordering online. If you are looking for braid, just add that to the order along with a note and we will handle the mono backing and topshot as needed. You can also call in to order in case you have some specific spooling instructions you would like to go over with us.
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