When surf fishing, what is the best type of reel to use?

+6 votes
asked May 26, 2017 in Saltwater Fishing by RADFIN18 (176 points)

6 Answers

+3 votes
answered May 26, 2017 by NinjaShark (3,775 points)
I'm a big fan of spinning reels. Though I know a lot of people that use the heavy duty baitcasters for surf fishing. I think it comes down to personal preference and what you are targeting.
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answered May 26, 2017 by cquade7 (3,269 points)
I think it comes down to personal preference, I have always fished with a spinning reel, but I know people who do not touch them, I just grew up using those.  Check the link out for different models that you could use.

https://www.bassfishermansguide.com/best-surf-spinning-reel/
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answered Jun 16, 2017 by Nghtfsh (25 points)
Van Staal spinning reel is my preference. Expensive and worth it because it doesn't mind going underwater, which, if you are a true surf fusherman you are going to do, a lot. Most any other spinning reel won't last a year.
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answered Jun 25, 2017 by dwnc (1,254 points)
I prefer spinning.  Have used Okumas and Penns with success.  I don't dunk em like some of the more Northern surf fisherman have to do.
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answered Jun 26, 2017 by Ratfish (455 points)
spinning reel, something fairly 'large' too, like 4000+ (or 40 depending on brands)
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answered Mar 22, 2018 by richardehyman (2,630 points)
I always use Penn spinning reels. Great.
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