Pier Plugging reel for Blue Fish and spanish? 4500 vs 3500?

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Pier Plugging reel for Blue Fish and spanish? 4500 vs 3500?

Postby xdss » Sun Sep 21, 2014 5:38 am

Ok guys, I just got a Penn 4500 Spin Fisher for plugging gotcha plugs off the pier for Blues and Spanish. My question is do you think the 4500 might be too large for all day plugging.... I can exchange it out for the 3500 no problem. I like the line capacity on the 4500 vs the 3500, as I also predict I'll use it out on the skiff from time to time. I would like to be able to handle a slightly larger fish if it happen to hit the plug. The difference in weight is only 1 oz.. I need to figure this out before Tuesday morning, so any help would be awesome! \:D/

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Re: Pier Plugging reel for Blue Fish and spanish? 4500 vs 35

Postby NormanD » Sun Sep 28, 2014 10:28 am

I don't use spinning gear, but I would guess it might be more a question of line capacity than anything else. Those Gotcha lures will cast a very long way. If you don't think you need the line capacity go with the smaller reel, lighter is always better for me.

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Re: Pier Plugging reel for Blue Fish and spanish? 4500 vs 35

Postby haoz » Wed Mar 04, 2015 7:07 am

I would go even lighter than 4500.

you can always use braid with a leader for blues & spanish.


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