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  1. During the year end sale at SWE I succumbed to the lure of a Century 7'10" Weapon Jr. I am now looking to pair it with a reel for 15-20 Lb braid. I'm looking at 3000 to 4500 size reels. It seems as if most 3000 and 4000 (or 3500 and 4500) size reels from any given manufacturer are built on the same frame, and have essentially the same weight. The the only difference betwixt the smaller and larger reel in these cases is spool size. So here is the question: given essentially no difference in weight, is there any other advantage to a smaller spool? The rod has a 20 mm internal diameter stripper guide - would a smaller diameter spool cast better? My intention for this rod is to have something enjoyable for throwing smaller lures to schoolies and small blues, while still being able to handle larger fish on occasion. Mostly wading shallows inshore and kayaking. Thanks for any input.
  2. I am looking to purchase an Okuma Rockaway RA-S-902M for jetty fishing. It has a line rating of 10-17lb and a lure rating of 1/2-1 1/2oz. I am wanting to pair this up with either a Daiwa BG or a Penn Battle II. I know the Diawa runs a little big but I don’t have a way to test the setup before ordering. No stores near me. Wanted you guys opinion on what size reel would fit the rod best. I normally throw pretty light stuff 3/8-1/2 oz with the occasional 1 1/2-2oz dropper setup. I will probably try to run braid if possible. Just wanted any suggestions. Thanks.
  3. Purchasing a new Penn reel. Which would you pair with a 10ft plugging rod?
  4. Good evening folks! I'm starting to go fishing more often and want to invest in a good set up. I normally just fish on a pier and MIGHT start surf fishing, but we'll see about that...I'm trying to target anything that gets near the pier. I've researched a bit and these 2 have made my list. Penn battle II and Pflueger President. I'm seeing that for the battle 2, the cost changes from 2500 and i'm thinking is the extra $10 worth the jump? Then my next question is 3000 vs 4000? They're the same why not go bigger with the 4000? Same with the president $50 at the 20 and then $60 for sizes 25-40. I'm trying to buy the battle 2 for saltwater pier and president for both saltwater and freshwater so the president would be a smaller reel. Looking at the 20 for president, but wanting that 10 bearing count which comes starting from size 25... Also, if anyone thinks the president xt is better than the president, please let me know! I only saw the president (not XT) on the 'top fishing reels' on numerous sites. Thanks!
  5. What spool diameter is appropriate for building a 10'6" rod blank? What would be your recommendation?