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Pinhead
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i have a newell s229 5 i purchased maybe 8yrs ago matched with a lami triflex 6ft 6 med heavy .used twice. i fish long island waters in the north east.whats the biggest fish thats ideal for this setup and how good is this reel supposed to be.
 
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I think a better way to look at it is to recognized that the Newell 2xx series reels were meant to be fished with 20# line. 30# works OK too. But the size of the fish you catch will be constrained by the line and drag the reel is capable of fishing.
 
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Perfectly good reel which casts well. The design predates the use of GSP braids; the drag is the same as a Jigmaster (Penn #500). You should be fine for general inshore angling. Don't stuff it with 50 lb braid and take it tuna fishing.
 
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ty gentlemen duly noted.
 
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