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  1. I got a email from rapala about their new toy, Suffix 131 ( 13 braid)


    pulled specs off their site for a look see:


    832 braid specs

    6 / 2.7 0.0060 / 0.14 2
    8 / 3.6 0.007 / 0.18 3
    10 / 4.5 0.008 / 0.2 4
    15 / 6.8 0.0085 / 0.22 5
    20 / 9.1 0.009 / 0.23 6
    30 / 13.6 0.011 / 0.29 8
    40 / 18.2 0.013 / 0.33 10
    50 / 22.7 0.014 / 0.34 12
    65 / 29.5 0.016 / 0.4 17
    80 / 36.4 0.018 / 0.45 20

    131 braid specs
    6 0.006
    10 /0.008
    20/ 0.009
    30 0.011
    40 0.013
    50 0.014
    65 0.017
    80 0.020




    Looks like same diameter. Did you get any to test Scooby? 


  2. 1 hour ago, DonF said:

    I have the Spinfisher VI and 706Z. I like both and them.  Depending on what type of fishing you do the most. The 706Z is big and a little bulky, so if you're fishing snappers in the bay, it would be too much. The Spinfisher VI is smaller and narrower. I can use it at the surf if I want and I can use it for throwing plugs in the bay. So to me the Spinfisher VI more versatile. 

    Beginning to agree more and more with you there. 12.3oz vs 22.8oz is almost another beer strapped to the stick. 




  3. 1 hour ago, redfin said:

    What size reel and what size rod? I only mention this because I believe bailless shines in the surf but for the back bay I think a bail is the way to go. Thats just my opinion of course. Don’t think there is much to learn. A few outings and your either going to like it or not. We only have bailess reels today because of the crappy bails on reels many decades ago. Today’s bails are pretty top notch if you ask me. If you are still game I would try a cheap reel to start with as you may not care for it.

    Looking hard at the 706z on a 10-10.5’ rod but still studying with a Spinfisher 4500 on a 9-9’6”. Ideally I would like to use it in the surf along with some back bay adventures. Might just roll with fisher since it is cheaper .... then again if I really start to like it am I going to regret not picking up a 706z for a little extra. I’ll keep trolling the BST thread and see what shakes loose.

  4. Great information fellas, from what I am reading the consensus sounds like a Penn Z would be the best bang for the buck...Longevity, usability and maintenance wise. If they are anything like their big “greenie” brother, I should be all set. The Z is more $  vs the spinfisher but, I am willing to spend a little more to get more.

  5. In the market for a bailess reel to start learning on but, at a crossroads. Considering a spinfisher IV or the Penn Z series type ...price is a factor.... not looking for a VS or Zeebaas . I am aware of the differences between the two reels mentioned above but, for those who do throw bailess what did you learn on and would use today?