What size spinning reel for 6-12 lb. line?

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joeyblackwood
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What size spinning reel for 6-12 lb. line?

Post by joeyblackwood » Thu Jan 01, 2015 8:36 am

My poor old Daiwa Tierra 2500 has worn gears and grinds and now I need to replace it. I was wanting something with similar castability. I was looking at the Daiwa Lexa and Procyon but can't decide if I should get the 2000 or 2500 size. The reel will go on a super light NRX 852s. What would you guys recommend? The reel will most likely be used in both fresh and brackish water.

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Re: What size spinning reel for 6-12 lb. line?

Post by angry john » Thu Jan 01, 2015 8:59 am

Daiwa certate hyper custom 2500

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Re: What size spinning reel for 6-12 lb. line?

Post by Ham Solo » Thu Jan 01, 2015 9:20 am

Go with a 2500 size. You'll have greater line capacity which will be helpful when fishing those bigger lines.

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Re: What size spinning reel for 6-12 lb. line?

Post by Bronzeye » Thu Jan 01, 2015 1:32 pm

I wouldn't go smaller than a 2500 for 12 lb. test monofilament line. I wouldn't try 12 fluorocarbon even on that.

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Re: What size spinning reel for 6-12 lb. line?

Post by BRONZEBACK32 » Thu Jan 01, 2015 4:06 pm

x3 on the 2500 size

I go with the 3000 size shimano since the only difference is spool size and handle, you can also add a bearing/bearings
the the 3000 size shimanos reels..

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Re: What size spinning reel for 6-12 lb. line?

Post by tracker01 » Sat Jan 03, 2015 1:05 am

2500 for me. Just the "right in the middle" size.

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Re: What size spinning reel for 6-12 lb. line?

Post by raul » Sat Jan 03, 2015 4:45 am

6-8 lb 2000
10-12 2500-3000

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