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Ok all you tackle tarts, what's a good fixed spool reel for light spinning and for, say plaice? Thinking of 12 - 15lb line. Most of mine are used in foreign warm waters and are too big for purpose.

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I use cheaper Rovex 3000 or 4000 reels for that type of fishing.

when they get rough I tend to just replace them

 

Funnily for holidays I have much more expensive ones. Fin Nor Offshore spins and Quantom Cabot

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12 hours ago, alun j. said:

My favourite is the 'old school'  Shimano Baitrunner. Smooth, tough and reliable.

 

Also one of mine. I have one I use already and another for salmon spinning, perhaps I'll nominate that for sea fishing and get a new one for the salmon.

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3 hours ago, great white said:

I use cheaper Rovex 3000 or 4000 reels for that type of fishing.

when they get rough I tend to just replace them

 

Funnily for holidays I have much more expensive ones. Fin Nor Offshore spins and Quantom Cabot

 

I have some expensive ones bought in when I visit Florida that I use as 'holiday' reels, far too good for everyday use.

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2 hours ago, gjb said:

Penn conflict 11

 

I do have some Penn Spinfishers and Battles but in larger sizes, the Conflict looks good being quite light; possible option.

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I picked up a nice Mitchell fixed spool from Andy at poole sea angling a couple of weeks was about £30.00 ish, we use it  for most of our general light fishing fixed to a Shakespeare GX2 spinning rod, which I use for most of our drift fishing.

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I have always used Mitchell’s 300, 306 and 386, they have never let me down in the last 50 odd years.

 

Wash them down, lubricate them and they will last you a lifetime.

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5 hours ago, Freddie said:

I have always used Mitchell’s 300, 306 and 386, they have never let me down in the last 50 odd years.

 

Wash them down, lubricate them and they will last you a lifetime.

 

I used to use Mitchell and Intrepid reels 50 odd years ago for coarse fishing but now mostly go for Shimano Baitrunners, I was just wondering if there is anything with new innovations that I should be looking at. It would appear not so I will probably stick to what I know but thanks for the input.

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4 hours ago, jerry.shutter said:

No reel too expensive to use😜 use and enjoy, wash polish and enjoy again😀😀😀

Starting to see this logic Jerry. I have good ones and very good ones that were bought on or for holidays. Where they get limited use over a short period of time.

 

I get home clean polish and oil them up before drying and putting them away

 

Then for the rest of the year I use old or cheaper ones

 

Except for the size and weight of the offshore reels this defies logic

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