Re: Saltwater Reel


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Posted by Dan Blanton on 2013-05-05 18:42:07 in reply to Re: Saltwater Reel posted by Richard on 2013-05-05 09:24:23

Richard,

One year at Christmas Island I used an SA trout reel with a clicker drag the entire week. I would say it would have been a size 7/8 in size, maybe smaller. It worked great and I had a ball using it. I never felt under-gunned. Of course I tossed the reel in the trash when I left because the salt was chewing away at the aluminum frame. It wasn't an anodized reel. You really don't need a big gun for bonefish.

That said, if there are GTs; jacks and permit and others with shoulders around that might eat a bonefish fly or a crab fly - I'd like a bigger reel just to be sure I could handle them.

Dan


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