Right reel for the job
At some point in the near future Im going to be putting together at least one bottom fishing outfit. Im wanting the low down on the right reel for the job. I want something that is a great value, it doesnt have to be dirt cheap but value is a plus. I want it to be reliable and pretty tough but realistically its not going to be fished everyday or even every week for that matter. I want it to be able to pull big grouper up from the bottom and handle heavy line if only to be able to pull them free of the rocks by hands if nescesary. Obviously I think a Penn Senator would probably fit the bill but Im slowly but surely becoming a Shimano fan ( recently picked up my new love affair, a Stradic 4000) so I was looking at the TLDs. Also I like the idea of an Avet but I dont know if they have something comparable in price to the Senator and TLD that could perform to the same level. Also I like the thought of the toruims but I think they are in the same boat as the Avets. Thanks for all the input ill probably end up going with an apropriate sized Star or Shimano rod when I put the setup together.