I have just bought 3 Penn Battle combos with the 6000 reel spooled with 450 yds of 30# braid on 7' MH rods and am considering a conventional trolling combo as well BUT I don't want to spend another $300-400 for a good one. Will be trolling/casting for Mahi and anything else that might swim by and bridge fishing Tarpon.
Do i need a trolling rod? Is it a waste to get a cheap one even for a week? I just have this image of a cheap reel siezing up when that 50# Mahi or Wahoo hits.
I have 5 great Shimano 2500 sized set ups for the general inshore or casting to schoolies.
Member since 2001 but this **** format makes me look like a newb.:huh