I basically need some help in selecting some equipment... I already own about 3 different types of Ugly Sticks and a few small spinning reels. I need to beef up my reels and lines. Fishing : Mostly Fresh Water - (Northern Pikes, Largemount Bass, etc.) Occasional Salt Water I'm interested in purchasing: Penn Fierce 4000 - Mono Trilene XL 12 lb Penn Fierce 5000 - P-Line Floroclear Fishing Line 15 lb I usually fish when we go to the Adirondacks in NY. This will basically be the only fishing gear I would be using. ( I fish for pleasure only about 5 - 10 times a year) Will this set-up do or should I change anything? Equipment will be used by a 50, 23, and 11 year old males. Any feedback and suggestions are greatly appreciated. Thanks!
Someone mentioned that the Penn Fierce 4000 & 5000 is overkill?... I will be using 15# and 12# lines and don't see how I could use a smaller reel?... The 5000 will come in handy when I occasional go fish into the ocean... Mainly I will be using it for Large Northern Pike and Largemount Bass... Thanks!
I like the Penn Sargus spinning reels. I've got one I use for bream and bass, and i've got the larger version I use in saltwater for grouper and snapper. Very tough and versitile reels. As for line, I like braid. I recommend Power Pro or Suffix braid. The trick is to albright on a strip of actual fluorocarbon leader, so you get the advantages of the fluoro and the braid, with a wind on leader set up. It's the only way I fish. The only time I don't use braid, is on my bream rig and on my saltwater trolling gear.
Pline is one of my favorites. I use it on two of my bass rods. I use 8lb Fireline on alot of my rods and they bring in all my bass and Pike, if the tooth ones don't bite it off.
Penn Fierce 5000 if thats your $ limit ... you at least chose good reels.. I only use PENN
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