suggestions for reel for a seeker 870-7 and for 20-25lb and reel for a seeker 665-6 1/2 for 30-40lb i have a accurate converted penn 500 and wish to add either a avet mxl or mxj or jx or lx or newell 338.Thanks to all of you who reply.
I would definatly use that 500 for either rod. What you have to think about is what rod you are going to use for what. For irons or jigging I like high speed. For fly linning and live bait situations I like the 500. but thats just personal preference. i know guys that use high speed reels up till about 40 lbs, then they go to 2 speed.
Originally posted by dirtynails: suggestions for reel for a seeker 870-7 and for 20-25lb and reel for a seeker 665-6 1/2 for 30-40lb
Your jigmaster will work just fine on the 870 with 25#, and a 113H will work just fine on your 665 with 40#.
If you want to step up to more expensive and higher performance reels, you have a lot of options. It's kinda like performance automobiles in that it's a question of money and how fast do you want to go?
Well, I've got both the JX and the MXJ. Bought the JX first and came to the conclusion that is is over kill for anything 25lb and under. I consequently purchased a MX from the Charkster and am extremely pleased with the change up. Although I have it spooled with 20#, the reel is more then capable for 25lb, in fact, with a spectra backing it would handle 30# with no problem. Would reccomend you do not acquire the MXL as the modest line capacity increase is over shadowed by reduced castability. The main advantage of the MX is that it cast much better, is lighter and more controlable, a pleasure to use. Have delegated the JX to 40lb on my 8'jig stick and some 30# duties as a back up. Have landed a 60 black sea bass(released) on my MX with 20lb.
A lot of equiptment purchase is subjective and the advise in previous posts has high value. If you were tight on funds your present reels are more then adequate. At some point it boils down to the personal worth of the more modern choices.
AS always, my opinion, for your consideration. Walt