Heavier top water spinner/caster?

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MikeAqua
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Fri Feb 24, 2017 4:22 pm

I'm looking fro some advice on a heavier duty top water reel.

I'm primarily thinking of a spinning reel, but would consider a bait caster if I can find one grunty enough.

Thinking about things like casting poppers to big kingies. I'll use it on the boat as well and I want to be able to put more than 10kg of drag on.

I had a look in H&F today and I liked the look of the Shimano Saragosa in 10-000 or 12-000. So something with that sort of grunt.
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Sat Feb 25, 2017 5:21 pm

I would go lighter. While I haven't had a lot of hits I've done a lot of casts n the arms get tired. Your a wee bit bigger than me tho n may not be a problem....
Some of the smaller reels still have plenty of drag.
Interested to see what others are using

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Sat Feb 25, 2017 6:23 pm

also, how much drag can you actually exert from a kayak in a safe way? 10kg is an awful lot in reality.
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Sat Feb 25, 2017 6:48 pm

I quite like my fin nor offshore 9500, the 7500 is quite a bit lighter which I owned previously, not as fancy as other reels but simple and easy to service and stands up to a beating.

I'd like to find a good short stickbait rod for the kayak for it though.
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I have a Clash 6000, and LOVING it!!! Had my first real session on top water on Friday night, but hooked 20+, landing only 5 and keeping one. But watching the action is just awesome.
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Mon Feb 27, 2017 12:16 pm

AndrewRawlingson wrote:also, how much drag can you actually exert from a kayak in a safe way? 10kg is an awful lot in reality.
As per OP reel will do double duty (boat and yak)

On the kayak I limit myself to about 5kg.

But no problem exerting 15kg from the boat.

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