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Heavy duty reels

Hey just wondering if anyone knows any good big game reels for around 300$. Just curious because I always see big Goliaths and sharks around the boat and want to try to catch them but current gear is to lite thanks.


  • gettinwetgettinwet Posts: 1,366 Officer
    A big Penn Senator like the 14/0 classic loaded with 200lb braid. New they are like $500 and can be found used in the $300 range.
    There are only so many casts in life, so shut up and fish!!
  • XafXaf Posts: 1,089 Officer
    I don't think you have to go that big. I have fished with Penn 6/0 and 9/0s with 100 lb test and have caught goliath's and sharks up to 300-400 lb. You may just have to set your drag correctly and fight them a little longer. Not near as heavy as a 14/0 and probably can be found for less money. Just my opinion.
  • LimeyLimey Posts: 509 Officer
    Just caught and landed a 15' Saw Fish off the beach in Sanibel with a Penn 6/0 loaded with 80lb braid with 100lb mono on top. Took me 3hrs to land. That beast went about 500lb.
    Carolina Skiff 238 DLV. 140 Suk
  • skyway andeskyway ande Posts: 3,813 Captain
    Lucky sum beach!
    God, save the South!
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