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post #16 of 46
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Originally Posted by CaseyGhee View Post
Hi, I noticed no one mentioned the Newell reels!! Almost no up-keep necessary, work horses, light weight, completely impervious to salt water. I would guess there were more cod jigged on the Maine party boats by Newells than all the others combined. Just my .02. CaseyGhee



Newells are great reels. Not very aesthetically pleaseing, but definitely workhorses. In my opinion anyway....
post #17 of 46
cant go wrong with the shimano torium or the daiwa saltist. i also use some newells and penns but the japanese reels are stronger, smoother and lighter.
post #18 of 46
a Torium 30 has a 6.2:1 high speed ratio, perfect for those days of fishing 300+ feet. I love watching friends reeling up their senators in almost 400 feet of water. By the end of the day they are disfunctional.
post #19 of 46
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Originally Posted by Squished View Post
a Torium 30 has a 6.2:1 high speed ratio, perfect for those days of fishing 300+ feet. I love watching friends reeling up their senators in almost 400 feet of water. By the end of the day they are disfunctional.



You mean your almost disfunctional Why the heck would you use a high speed reel for deep water?Its much more work to reel up fish with a high speed reel in 40' nevermind 400'. The only thing a high speed reel is good for in those depths is checking your bait thats why two speed have become so popular.
post #20 of 46
If you are planning on fishing cod, you will want to be fishing 65# braid. A nice, small levelwind would work real good. I suggest a Penn 320. Casting won't be much of a concern, and you will be winding a lot from deep water so the level wind will come in handy.
post #21 of 46
I fish a newell p 440 for cod it holds like the reel numbers inply 400 yds of 40# mono, my son uses a penn 330 with a levelwind ivd reel them up with his
so there is something to be said for a levelwind.My son is a teener and unless it is a narrow spooled convech He prefurs levelwind we fished cod in Jan. with mono 40# and no issues with the levelwind. I don't know how old your Son is or how much cod fishing you will do the newells P sieres will run 200 bucks my adult friends that are LAZY and got way more loot then my use
the saltest 40's and 50's levelwind with braid and Ivd reeled with them and I must say there pretty good and if my stuff broke I'd be on that bandwagon.
PS. 500' checking bait aint no fun Go with the JIG Good Luck
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post #22 of 46
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Originally Posted by stresst View Post
You mean your almost disfunctional Why the heck would you use a high speed reel for deep water?Its much more work to reel up fish with a high speed reel in 40' nevermind 400'. The only thing a high speed reel is good for in those depths is checking your bait thats why two speed have become so popular.



How do you figure? The single high speed reel has been working 10x better than any other reel I've ever owned. My high and low speed is me controlling how fast I reel, no need for a two speed reel.
post #23 of 46
The Newell 540-5.5 is a great reel for cod fishing. Mine is over 10-years old, has taken a beating, and is still like new. Excellent drag and high ratio of 5.5. If your reeling up from three or four hundred feet you will want the higher ratio. Factory handle supplies needed leverage. Load it with 50# braid. Do not get a levelwind, it reduces casting distance and just gets in the way.

One suggestion to save money. I spool my surf reels with 300 yards of braid. At the end of the season I replace to braid on my cod reels by reverse loading them from my surf spool.
post #24 of 46
I use Daiwa Saltist 40H reels for that kind of fishing with 300 yd topshots of 50# Sufix. In my opinion, best bang for the buck and a very powerful reel with a smooth drag.

Spig
post #25 of 46
Id like to try a 2 speed reel and like the saltists and the like but havent really found them to be necessary for the cod fishing that i have done up here. Ive never fished in 500' of water, 400 is about as deep as i have fished and its not really work, its fishing. I dont think a 2 speed reel is really necessary when reeling up a fish. I can see the advantage of a 6 to 1 ratio when checkin bait because i dont let it stay down much longer than about 5 minutes tops. When i hook up the rod hits the rail and the slow steady retreive begins, no rod action, just reeling and BSing with my buddies. To me it isnt like surfcasting, i dont have a rod and reel for every circumstance. 2 set ups, 1 for bait, 1 for jig covers all the bases. If im going to drop dime on fishing stuff its all for the surf.
post #26 of 46
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Originally Posted by Squished View Post
How do you figure? The single high speed reel has been working 10x better than any other reel I've ever owned. My high and low speed is me controlling how fast I reel, no need for a two speed reel.



Its simple physics...... Try fishing with say a newell 5/1 then switch to a 3.6/1 you will see lower is better...... Try driving your car up an incline in third gear, it will go but your engine will be working much harder than it would if it was in 1st/low gear. Try it out......
post #27 of 46
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Originally Posted by bendjoseph View Post
I have looked at the Daiwa Saltist, but I know about Penn. We will be fishing in 200' to 500' of water. I am looking to spend between $200 and $300 on the reel. I would love to get my son a two speed.

Get it in the Saltist LD40/2 speed version...it will do it all and the 2 speed is nice. I have the 20 model and it is really light and small. I love it and plan to buy a 40 or 50 later on. You can get them new between $260.00 and $300.00.

btw...2 speeds are good for two reasons: 1) hi speed for jigg'n lures.....2) lower speed for torque when landing a big boy
post #28 of 46
some of the new reels are great no arguement,but i have had nothing but luck with all my OLD penns and never a problem, as far as the jigmaster very somewhat under reated reel by some. not all glam like the new but like i said easy to fix even on the water , and swapping spools in no time . i have 2 xtra spools for my 500 and i have been happy i had them and that reel more than once in my life. caught some rel nice fish and never a problem. the 4-1 ratio is agreat mix of power and speed . most guys on long island i know like that ratio the best .
post #29 of 46
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Originally Posted by bill22 View Post
some of the new reels are great no arguement,but i have had nothing but luck with all my OLD penns and never a problem, as far as the jigmaster very somewhat under reated reel by some. not all glam like the new but like i said easy to fix even on the water , and swapping spools in no time . i have 2 xtra spools for my 500 and i have been happy i had them and that reel more than once in my life. caught some rel nice fish and never a problem. the 4-1 ratio is agreat mix of power and speed . most guys on long island i know like that ratio the best .


That is some good advice there as well at a fraction of the cost. I agree with 4-1 if you get a single speed reel. Many of the new reels are too high a speed for what I prefer and that is why I went with the 2 speed Saltist. I have been fishing Daiwa products since living on west coast back in the 70's and really like Daiwa products. I also like the USA made Penn conventionals and the Shimano spinners. Not say there are not many other great brands out there as well. Those are the three brands I normally buy.
post #30 of 46
Try a Shimano Tekota 500 or 600, or the Daiwa Saltist levelwinds. Gear ratios are 4.2:1 and 4.9:1, respectively. They all hold a lot of braid, and are fast. I don't think you need to go over 40 lb or 50 lb line, IMHO. Besides the slight lighter line is a lot thinner and you can get away with less weight.
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