posted 20 January 2010 05:45 PM
It's been a very very long time since I posted anything here (Hey Mark!) but always stop at the barn when in O.C. I'm wrapping another jig rod, 8 footer, Shikari BT8030 on acid. Want something small, light, fast and great cranking power with a comfortable handle. I've been using a Daiwa Sealine-x 40 HV but can't stand the handle. Any suggestions?
posted 21 January 2010 05:37 PM
posted 21 January 2010 10:03 PM
Avet JX, JX 2speed
posted 22 January 2010 02:28 PM
sorry Jigman, not looking for a newell ... Mike, how does the avet JX cast? I've never had one ... is this a good reel for tossing Iron all day long?
posted 22 January 2010 10:10 PM
frees pools realy well,light weight very good drag . as allways with good free spool thumb control is a must.
posted 23 January 2010 10:09 PM
get the MC or you can spend time in birdsnest heaven with an Avet. I like the Newell, too.
posted 24 January 2010 10:04 AM
I fish both a JX 6/3 and an LX but for tossing jigs I like my penn 545 gs.
I can really toss with that reel and its not expensive. for an avet my choice for 30 lb string jig fishing would be an mxj 6/4 cheers jerry
posted 11 February 2010 11:54 AM
If the reel you now have, your Daiwa Sealine, will work but the handle is less than ergonomic, what not just switch handles? I have yet to be disappointed with any Daiwa reel we own, including our older model Sealine X. I have never used our Daiwas outside of their intended applications, though. Good luck, TT
posted 11 February 2010 06:31 PM
Have you tried the handle from an old Daiwa SL? I put them on all my Penn GS reels. They're a cheap improvement.
posted 17 February 2010 06:55 PM
Thanks Tommy and MarkT ... where can one get either an upgraded handle or the handle from the old Daiwa SL?