I am just getting into surf fishing. I have been doing it for about a month now. No one in my family likes to fish; but my girlfriends grandfather (a great man) was generous enough to give me his workhorse Daiwa BG20 since he can no longer fish. I have been putting it to work on some good size bluefish. I ended up buying a Tica 9 foot 1/2oz-3oz rod to pair it with. I started with Big Game 15lb mono and just recently re-spooled to Sufix Superior 15lb mono. Think I was getting better casting distance with the Big Game. Anyway I have been thinking about going to braid for the better feel and casting distance.
I did a search on Braid on this forum and read that some reels handle braid better than others. Not sure if anyone is familiar with this reel; but is there any way to tell how it will handle braid without just spooling it up and seeing how it works? I was hoping for some feedback on here but since it's an older reel I guess it's a little unrealistic on my part.
I do plan on purchasing a new reel for the fall run. Depending on what the reviews turn out to be I am considering the new Penn Spinfisher V. Also I have heard many good thinks about the Shimano Spheros on this forum and elsewhere. I will most likely go to braid with these reels but for now is it worth trying braid on old Daiwa I have? Also I will probably just pick something up and spool it myself so can you guys give me any recommendations as far as brands or certain makes go?