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Cod fishing Reel?

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Looking for the best Reel for Cod fishing I got $300 to spend. Shimano TLD 2speed?

Just not sure. Fishing at times can be around 500ft.

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Post this in the bottom forum. Braid, mono, jig, bait? Need some help there in order to be more specific. There are a bunch of options - Saltist, Torium, Penn, avets, etc in that range. If you could spend a few more $$$ you'll have some more options.

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I use a Saltiga 40 which I think is the ultimate cod reel. 150lb.braid is overkill so I would scale it down to 50 or 65. You will have less scope in your line and you can use less lead to hold bottom. I just bought a Trinidad 16NA which I have paired with an 8ft Shimano Terez rod which I'm going to try especially for jigging. It's so light so I can jig all day!

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Really no need for a 2 speed for codfishing. If oyur going to use it mostly for codfishing Trinidad TN16DC and a Saltiga 30 is what I use but it's alittle more money.

The FinNor OFC16L or OFC20L (lowspeed) is absolutley one of the best reels for around $200.

I have tried just about them all :)

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YIKES! I see lots of fail in this thread. 2 speed for cod fishing? 150lb Power Pro? 500 feet? Where on earth are you fishing? Surely not New England cod.

 

My recommendation, get a single speed reel like a Saltist 30, Torium 30 or if you want something nicer go with a Trinidad 30. Stick with no more than 60lb PP and go for capacity. There is absolutely no need for 150lb PP, I've never seen a cod in that size and even if you're fishing double hooks, you aren't likely to get close to that. Match that reel to a Shimano Trevala rod and you've got a setup you can use all day without fatigue.

 

Sounds like you were trying to build a shark setup instead....

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I don't think you want a fancy reel for cod fishing. Since you will do a lot of winding (particularly at 500', ouch) I suggest you consider a level wind, no more than 65# braid. You don't have to spend hundreds, a Penn GT 320 is real nice for this application. You might want something with a little faster retrieve, but its a trade off. If you are winching up cod from deep, the faster retrieve will make it a lot harder. On the other hand, if you're reeling up to check your bait or to move, the faster retrieve is worthwhile. If you could get a 2 speed reel that was like 6:1 and 3:1 that might be really good for cod, but I don't think this exists.

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If you could get a 2 speed reel that was like 6:1 and 3:1 that might be really good for cod, but I don't think this exists.

 

??? there are quite a few. Accurate (bx's) and Daiwa (saltiga & saltist) both have two speeds with these ratios. They're probably over kill but they are out there. I'm sure that there are others.

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Picked up a Penn Baja Special over the winter but haven't used it yet. Will be my deep cod reel. I like the ratio (4.25), the drag (27 lbs), the narrow spool, line capacity, price (about $225) but the weight is a negative (29 ounces). Built like a tank.

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