I saw a post by hogginhank about lining a 9\0.Someone was very knowledgeable about drag systems so i'll just ask[whats the best least expensive reel for sharks up to 500 lbs.
Hank. I don't know where you found a 114HLW new for that price. Every where I look, they cost $30 more than a 9/0. For a man looking for the best bang for his buck, the 114HLW Penn is the last real I would recommend.hogginhank said:Prices on average for the 3 reels are:
Penn 114 are about $112.00
Penn 114 HLW about $120.. to $130.00
Penn 115 (9/0) are about $150 to $160 .
These are all new prices.
Ebay and a few of the shark fishing forums have "Classifieds" that you can pick up these reels on..
Too much graphite for me. I've seen pictures of graphite reels that were pulled apart using 50# line. The reel stand and rod clamp just broke off and let the upper part of the reel go.HEADSHAKER said:What about those Okuma tw50 on ebay are they any count?
Yep that is what I would recomend. Now if you raise your max target size, a bigger real is in order.HEADSHAKER said:So basicly stay with penn reels and you'l be fine.6\0 in a boat where you can chase em.9\0 if you have to drag 'em in.
QUESTION 2: can you upgrade 9\0 penns to a firmer drag?I'd like to go 80 lb. dacron on it.
question 3: how much rod do you need, roller eyes ect.
My bad gundoctor. The 114 HLW's are about $169.00 and I got mine for $140 at http://discountsupplyunlimited.com/specials.html but they no longer have these reels availabe... Your right about the 114 HLW.. It is toooo pricey for the reel you get and a 115 is much cheaper and holds a ton more line.. The 9/0 reels I saw at Cabelas were $157 .. This is probably not the cheapest store but that was just to give the guy an idea what they cost..I am going to try and get another 9/0 for beach fishing to add to my 9/0 I just got..gundoctor said:Hank. I don't know where you found a 114HLW new for that price. Every where I look, they cost $30 more than a 9/0. For a man looking for the best bang for his buck, the 114HLW Penn is the last real I would recommend.
114HLW(6/0W) for $169.95 & 115(9/0) for $139.95, is what I saw the last place I looked at new reels.
Now if you slip up on a deal like I did on those three used 6/0Ws I bought month before last, you'd be a fool to pass them up. I sold one and I'm getting ready to sell another one. That will probably make the one I'm keeping, the cheapest 6/0W on the beach.
Those are used reels if they still have any left.Surffishwant2B said:If you go to back service counter at cut rate and ask the guys back there, they have used 9/0 penn's for $100.00