Stradic **** 5000 for nearshore fishing?
Does anyone have experience with the Stradic **** 5000 for nearshore fishing? I want to try it out for cobia and tripletail and maybe a little reef fishing. I'll probably only do it two or three times a year, since I do mostly flats and inlet fishing and only take guided trips for nearshore/offshore ventures. I also have a Cabo 50 (PTSE), but I don't really trust it. I used one last March at Sebastian Inlet during the crazy big bluefish runs (schools of 10-15 lb. blues), but after casting and retrieving 3 ounce spoons and fighting around ten big blues, the gears became misaligned. I was able to return it and get another one, but now I just don't trust it to hold up to nearshore trips let alone anything of size.