Now...it's the SX-2 before it was the Newell 220 they remind me of a freshwater mini the Abu 1500that i once caught a 60 lb tarpon on 8lb did chase it...if you want to catch or try to big fish...put the SX out with four other 30-50 and troll...last winte/spring bahamas...they were partial to the SX rod
Planet Thanks for the welcome...I should elaborate on the technique...in the TOTO off andros...25 footer..got a couple of dolphin and one wahoo...after three hours of stern gazing...put a Long A on the SX well at the speed it would not stay down so picked up the rod and proceeded to drop back more line but held the rod...it poped up again so i droped the tip and a hit 20-30 wahoo...what a great fish...continued the technique...now toughest fish was 50-60 yellow fin same tech..it helped with the two speed...have lost a few not to the set up but to my errors...its filled with 50 izor/spect
My favorite reel is my purple MX 2. It's my dedicated Mexico reel with my matching purple Toad Tamer, given to me by my boss cause I caught him in a good mood. Both are purple and when ever I use them I rock the Pargo Lisa! To much fun.
but someday I need to learn how to use the 2 speed part of it. What a dumb girl I am! :-)
I know you guys are gonna laugh but please remember that i'm more of an inshore fisherman. My favorite is the Daiwa 153 HST. It'll catch about anything up to 20 pounds and i have 30 pound braid on it. Its my go to reel. I second that to my Daiwa Sealine 30 HSV. This one is my jigger and the other one is for swimbaits.
IMHO, I'd have to say any Avet reel. I have several of their reels, in all sizes and lines and I simply think they are THE BEST! They are well made, look nice, handle just about anything, and don't cost an arm and a leg. Oh, they're also made in the good 'ol USA, so we're not sending our greenbacks to the far east. A well made product!
Old School Jigmaster converted to a 501 Newelled out with a speed handle . I killed more fish with that reel than any others that I have owned . I regret selling it and my baby Squidder when we left California .