Saltwater boat reel.

McL169

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I purchased two Kastking bait feeders and on both my girlfriend has managed to separate the bail from the real but on further inspection I did see a lot of corrosion for relatively new spinning reels that have been washed pretty regularly after use. I like the bells and whistles and the look of the reel but I've noticed anything more than lightweight the reel seems to struggle with retrieve. I think I'm going to go back to some of the old tried and true companies that will give me the best bang for my buck a good reliable spinning reel for saltwater that can take abuse for about $100. I already have some nice conventional by Penn. Any feedback or input is appreciated.
I'm in The Great south Bay....
 
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dingbat

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What size reel are you looking for?
What kind of fishing will you be doing?
 

dingbat

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I like bigger reels. I toss bait with 3 to 6 oz sinkers
That doesn’t tell me much.
Species, method of fishing and line type determine required line capacity of reel.

I use a Penn Slammer 260 for jigging Stripers to #30.

Live lining I jump with to a 360 Live liner

For whatever reason, Penn discontinued selling the Slammer and Slammer line liner series in the US a while back. Replaced them with the more expensive Slammer III.

Slammers are still readily available from outside the US on eBay and the likes
 
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