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 Post subject: Saltwater reels
PostPosted: Thu Jun 27, 2019 9:25 pm • #  
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I basically don't buy saltwater reels. The 406 I restored was the largest Mitchell I had. I recently picked up two use-able reels 402 and 302, and another 302 I have to rebuild. The 402 & 302 that needs parts were free. I paid $15.00 for the user 302.
My question is what type of fishing do most use these reels for?
I'm going to build a few head boat rods, for flounder and blues. And that's what I will use them for, I don't like conventional reels.

May your lines always be tight, Don


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 Post subject: Re: Saltwater reels
PostPosted: Fri Jun 28, 2019 8:56 am • #  
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I use them for fishing off a pier or surf fishing with the longest ride I can get in the Conolon family. They will cast further then the 406 or the 306. But then again that's all due to the size of the line on the spool. When I go surf fishing for one week vacation in South Carolina I take down a 301 307 303 + 403. This year I took down a Penn Battle 4000 first version. Smooth as silk and with braided line I could cast it way further out than normal. But I still use my Conolon Pole. Hope this helps and good luck. Kim


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PostPosted: Fri Jun 28, 2019 9:53 am • #  
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Kim,
I thought I'd get some surf fishing replies. I only surf fish once or twice a year, but I'll take em with me when I do go.

May your lines always be tight, Don


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