Penn Squall 30LD Line and Rod Recommendation

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    Penn Squall 30LD Line and Rod Recommendation

    I am going to be moving to Cape Coral within the next year. I recently picked up a Penn Squall 30LD to bring down there. It will be my only conventional reel for a while until I can figure out what I will be fishing for etc. I expect to fish inshore. I would appreciate any Rod recommendations you might offer. Something up to the $100 to $150 range would be preferrred.

    Equally important to me is the line choice. I'm thinking 30 lb, but am open to local knowledge/expertise. Even more useful would be a braid vs. mono recommendation. This thing will hold 775 yds of 30 lb braid, or 260 yds of 30 lb mono. Should I spend the $150 or so to put braid on it? Will I ever need that much line and the the abrasion resistance etc of braid?

    Thanks for your help!

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    Mono has better abrasion resistance than braid, i would spool 20-30 lb mono on that reel.
    Momoi High Catch is all i use for 20 lb and up mono, and suffix siege is very good in the lower lb classes

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    Thanks Miamipescador. Does everyone else agree?

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    Well I wouldnt do 30# braid on that, if I was going to do braid id do 50# or 65#. Id also wanna know what kinda fishing you are going to be doing with it?

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    hard to recommend a line when you don't know what species you're going after.people who use braid tend to use mono backing they don't slap a 1/2 miles worth of braid on it..if your trolling you don't want braid.

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    I guess my fantasy is to use the reel to catch big Tarpon and maybe Snook.

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    mono backing with 300 yards of #50 braid will be more than enough.

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    Good point JohnD. I wasn't even thinking about using mono backing if I went with braid. Thanks for that thought.

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    Talavera 20-50 is a decent rod.


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    I would still do straight mono. Why do people use braid for tarpon?
    If you want more line capacity do BRAID BACKING and Mono Topshot

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